AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOPM 1/2/22

Discon III issues final covid report; Nasfic bids, Clarion West, Queen’s Own Sciencefictioneers and more

(We got the year in the title right on the first try!)

NEWS

Winnipeg Exploring Bid for 2023 NASFiC
Terry Fong, chair of the former Winnipeg in 2023 Worldcon bid, has announced the committee is now considering a bid for the 2023 NASFiC. The WSFS rules provide for a North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon is held

Top 20 Posts for 2021
Given the choice, DisCon III would have liked to make only half as much news as it did last year. Between the resignations of two chairs, two Hugo administrators, and the events surrounding the disinvitation of a guest of honor,

Pixel Scroll 12/31/21 I Have No Idea What This Pixel Scroll Title Is Alluding To. Help!
THE UPPER CRUST. Abigail Nussbaum, who read 86 books this year, says these are the best — “2021, A Year in Reading: Best Books of the Year” at Asking the Wrong Questions. Under Honorable Mentions — The Ministry for

Season’s Greetings from Journey Planet
By James Bacon: It’s that time of the year, and Sara Felix, Sarah Gulde, Errick Nunnally, Erin Underwood, Christopher J. Garcia and James Bacon have come together to bring you an incredible look at 2021, holiday rituals, food, winter, Christmas

Never Mind The News – File 770’s Best Feature Articles of 2021
Was the year too heavy, deep, and real? Yes, but it was also rich in creativity, humor, and shared adventures. It’s a gift and privilege for me to be continually allowed to publish so many entertaining posts. Thanks to all

Pixel Scroll 12/30/21 “Say, Sky-Farmer, Can I Take this Wormhole To Tau Ceti?” “You Could, But I Don’t Know Why, They Already Have One.”
SCALING MOUNT TSUNDOKU. [Item by Olav Rokne.] Book blogger Runalong Womble has shared his TBR Reduction Challenge for 2022 in a fun little blog post that may help those of us whose bedside tables are creaking under the weight

Clarion West’s New Scholarships to Encourage Black, Indigenous, and Writers of Color to Attend
Applications are open for the 2022 Clarion West Workshop for speculative fiction writers. Offered every summer in Seattle, Clarion West has over 600 graduates, including Russell L. Bates (winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami International Science Fiction

Pixel Scroll 12/29/21 Whoever Said One Is The Loneliest Number Never Met A Tribble
DRUMROLL, PLEASE! Cora Buhlert presents “The 2021 Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents”. …This summer, an unexpected candidate in the form of King Randor of Eternia threw his hat or rather his crown in the ring.

California Appeals Court Rejects Cochran’s Effort To Overturn Judgment Favoring Beagle
A California Appeals Court has dismissed as moot Connor Cochran’s last-ditch attempt to overturn a lower court award of damages to Peter S. Beagle because there is no longer any obligation for Cochran to pay it – his debts were

Pixel Scroll 12/28/21 Journey To The Center Of The Ringworld
LINDSAY ELLIS LEAVES TWITTER. Hugo-nominated video essayist and Astounding-nominated author Lindsay Ellis has announced her departure from Twitter as a result of dogpiling and other forms of internet abuse. Newsweek connects some of the events leading up to this

It’s Spider-Man Vs. Spider-Man As The Beyond Era Comes To A Surprising End
The final issues of Amazing Spider-Man’s Beyond era arrive in March. Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason, Cody Ziglar, Kelly Thompson, and Saladin Ahmed over the past few months have delivered a Spider-Man saga for the ages in the pages of Amazing

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NEW YEAR’S WHO. “Doctor Who’s special time loop trailer teases huge Dalek moment” – Digital Spy introduces the clip. BEWARE SPOILERS. The New Year’s Day special ‘Eve of the Daleks’ will see Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor getting stuck in a

Uncanny Magazine Issue 44 Launches January 4
The 44th issue of Uncanny Magazine, winner of five Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available on January 4, 2022. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 44th issue of their five-time Hugo Award-winning

AWARDS

2021 Prism Awards
The Fifth Annual Prism Awards winners and finalists were December 27, 2021. The juried awards were founded by Prism Comics, The Queer Comics Expo and The Cartoon Art Museum to recognize, promote, and celebrate diversity and excellence in queer comics

2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List
The people of genre interest on the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours list include actors, filmmakers, authors, and a gaming industry executive. KNIGHT BACHELOR John Boorman, CBE, Film Director. For services to Film. Boorman’s films include Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic,

Bonus Crime Fiction Awards News
It’s a quiet day – let’s catch up with the year-end crime fiction awards announcements. CRIME FICTION LOVER AWARDS 2021 The inaugural Crime Fiction Lover Awards winners have been announced. The shortlists were selected by Crime Fiction Lover readers. One set of

2021 Steam Awards Nominees
The 2021 Steam Awards nominees were announced December 22, 2021. Public voting to pick the winners continues through to January 3, 2022. Vote here. GAME OF THE YEAR Cyberpunk 2077 Forza Horizon 5 New World

DISCON III COVID REPORTING

DisCon III Daily Covid Report Has Five New Cases
DisCon III emailed members on December 28 about five more positive test results among people who attended last week’s Worldcon. This will be the final daily report from their COVID response team tracking contacts after the convention. One more report

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