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2021 Dream Foundry Writing Contest Winners
Dream Foundry announced the winners of its 2021 Writing Contest on December 23. The contest was open to relatively new writers. WRITING CONTEST First Place: “Cooking: A Science” by Shinjini Dey Second Place: “Amadi on the Concrete” by Jarred Thompson Third Place: “Clear As

Barkley: DisCon III Reporter’s Notebook and Observations
The 79th World Science Fiction Convention: My DisCon III Reporter’s Notebook and Observations By Chris M. Barkley: Right now, a week and a few days after DisCon III began, seems like a distant dream. My partner Juli and I actually

Pixel Scroll 12/25/21 Make Me a Pixel That Scrolls From Mont Tsundoku
BEST BITS. BBC Radio 4 is airing “The Best Bits of the Good Parts Version” by Stephen Keyworth based on The Princess Bride on Christmas Day, and it will be available online for some time afterwards. “This is my

Save Uncle Hugo’s – December 2021 Update
A future location where Don Blyly can reopen Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s may have been found he says in his December update, if he can get it at the right price. His two stores were burned by vandals in 2020 while protests were

Pixel Scroll 12/24/21 Scrollent Green Is Made Of Pixels
THE MOVING FINGER WRITES. “Russell T Davies has already written new Doctor Who episodes for 2023” reports Radio Times. …In an interview with The Guardian, the writer has revealed some of the new episodes are already written and ready to

Pixel Scroll 12/23/21 I Get My Sticks On Groot Sixty-Six
THUMB UP. “Paul Krugman on the ‘Dune’ Scene That Won Him Over” in Variety. … Why does “Dune” matter far more to readers than a thousand other space operas? Partly it’s the richness of the world-building, with its borrowing

Kowal Apologizes for Raytheon Sponsorship of DisCon III
DisCon III chair Mary Robinette Kowal today took responsibility and apologized for the Raytheon Intelligence and Space sponsorship that the convention accepted: “Statement and Apology on DisCon III Sponsorship”. The sponsor’s corporate logo was on the backdrop used for red

Barkley: DisCon III, the Fifth Day
To Be Fair, I Was Left Unsupervised: A Disjointed Chronicle of 79th World Science Fiction Convention, Discon III – Day Five By Chris M. Barkley: DAY FIVE: THE LAST DAY Sunday, the very last day of Discon III, was a

Pixel Scroll 12/22/21 Snoopy’s Scrollmas
F&SF COVER REVEAL. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction’s Jan/Feb 2022 cover art by Kent Bash illustrates “Animale Dei Morti” by Nick DiChario. Publisher Gordon Van Gelder says the issue has just been printed and will be distributed soon. (2) PEN LONGLISTS. The

International Interactions with Tolkien – A Roundtable
Compiled by Sultana Raza. Introduction: Though Tolkien’s novels were very successful in the last century, after the Peter Jackson trilogy in the early 2000s, their reach increased to encompass the globe. Irrespective of geographical or linguistic differences, they spoke to

Pixel Scroll 12/21/21 Pixeland Is The Scrolliest Place On Earth
LET US REMEMBER THE TWENTY-FIRST OF DECEMBER. It’s already dark out! Oh, wait – today’s the Winter Solstice! No wonder. Let NASA Ames Research Center tell you all about it. (2) RAYTHEON. Social media criticism for DisCon III’s acceptance

Barkley: DisCon III, The Fourth Day
To Be Fair, I Was Left Unsupervised: A Disjointed Chronicle of 79th World Science Fiction Convention, DisCon III – December 19-20, 2021 By Chris M. Barkley: DAY FOUR (Author’s Note: As of this writing, I misplaced all of my notes

Pixel Scroll 12/20/21 The RingWorld Must Roll, Please Turn On Your Scrith-Magnetic Footware
HUGO AWARDS ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES. There’s been a demand for copies of some of the speeches by Hugo winners at the DisCon III ceremony. Here are links to three now online: Martha Wells, who won twice, posted the text of

Orlando in 2023 NASFiC Bid
Orlando is the first city to announce a bid to hold the 2023 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). Since 1975, NASFiCs have been held whenever the Worldcon takes place outside North America, as provided by the WSFS Constitution. The

Ron Zukowski (1950-2021)
[Ron Zukowski, who co-chaired the 1986 Worldcon in Atlanta, died December 19. In 2014 he received the Hank Reinhardt Award given to honor an outstanding Georgia writer, artist, or fan. He was part of the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company for

Pixel Scroll 12/19/21 Who Put The Clarke In The Rama Lama File Scroll?
THE HUGO RUNOFFS. The Hugo Awards official site has the 2021 voting results online. (But you already know that, right?) Final ballot placements and detailed voting counts are available here (PDF). Nominating details are here (PDF). (2) CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS. Nicholas Whyte’s “2021

DISCON III COVID REPORTING

DisCon III Reports Additional Positive Covid Tests on December 25
DisCon III emailed members on December 25 about three more positive test results among people who attended last week’s Worldcon, as their COVID response team continues to track contacts after the convention. Overall, twenty-two people have reported positive test results,

DisCon III Reports Two More Test Positive for Covid
DisCon III emailed members on December 24 about two more positive test results among people who attended last week’s Worldcon, as their COVID response team continues to track contacts after the convention. Overall, nineteen people have reported positive test results,

DisCon III Releases Third Covid Update
DisCon III today emailed members about another eight positive test results as their COVID response team continues to track contacts after the convention. Overall, seventeen people have reported positive test results, one of which was a false positive. (Cases A through

DisCon III Reports Four More Test Positive
DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon held last weekend in Washington D.C., emailed members today about four more individuals who have tested positive for Covid. Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contect . (Cases A through E are discussed

DisCon III Reports Four More Test Positive
DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon held last weekend in Washington D.C., emailed members today about four more individuals who have tested positive for Covid. Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contect . (Cases A through E are discussed

DisCon III Issues Covid Update
DisCon III today put out a message from convention chair Mary Robinette Kowal about Covid at the 2021 Worldcon: Here is an update on Covid cases and DisCon III. Concerning the case we reported on Friday, we are happy to

AWARDS

2021 Hugo Awards
The were presented in a ceremony held today at DisCon III. The Hugo voting statistics are here. BEST NOVEL Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com) BEST NOVELLA The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tor.com) BEST NOVELETTE Two Truths and

Colin Coyle to Receive Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) will present the 2021 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award to Colin Coyle at the 57th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards® for his outstanding work on behalf of the organization. The Service

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