Pixel Scroll 2/24/22 The Naming Of Scrolls Is A Difficult Matter. It Isn’t Just One Of Your Pixel-File Games
BONDS OF EUROCON. The editors of SF2 Concatenation are mindful of the fans affected by the Russian invasion: (2) REALITY CHECK OR CHECK ON REALITY? [Item by Cora Buhlert.] Pulp scholar Jason Ray Carney talks about the value of

Michael Swanwick Resigns International Union of Writers Presidency in Response to Russian Invasion
Author Michael Swanwick announced on his blog yesterday “My Resignation from Honorary President of the International Union of Writers”. As background he explained — Most of those reading this are not aware of my position as the Honorary President of

Stanley Kubrick Was Framed
By John King Tarpinian: My daily walk around town today consisted of visiting my local framing store, Frame Of Mind Pictures in Glendale, CA. They specialize in movie posters and artwork, doing a lot of entertainment industry work. They have decorated

Pixel Scroll 2/23/22 You Encounter A File Of Pixels. Scroll For Initiative
NOVELETTES ARE ADDED. David Steffan announced that the Indiegogo appeal to fund The Long List Anthology Volume 7 has achieved its final stretch goal — Today, with 5 days to go in the campaign, we passed the Novelettes stretch

LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest Winners
The winners of the LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest were announced February 17, and their stories were published yesterday at Working under the theme ”Origins & Encounters,” each of these stories examines the ways in which blended civilizations and

Uncanny Magazine Issue 45 Launches March 1
The 45th issue of Uncanny Magazine, winner of five Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available on March 1 at Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 43rd issue of their five-time Hugo Award-winning online

Pixel Scroll 2/22/22 Credentials On Your Knee, Pixel, Scroll And Ray
EASTERCON WANTS YOUR DRABBLES. The UK’s national science fiction convention, Eastercon, aka Reclamation 2022, is running April 15-18 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow. Guests of Honor are Mary Robinette Kowal, Phillip Reeve, Tasha Suri and

Robert Bloch: “The Clown At Midnight”
By Steve Vertlieb: Perhaps Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous, and enduringly popular motion picture was his celebrated 1960 production of Psycho, based upon the novel by frequent Hitchcock television collaborator, Robert Bloch. Robert Bloch has been inducted into the Rondo Awards

Self-Published SF Competition 2021: The Semifinalists Assigned to Team File 770
Two weeks ago the ten judging teams of the Self-Published SF Competition 2021 finished picking the 30 books that will advance to the semifinal round. Next, each team will read the books advanced to the semis by two other teams

Pixel Scroll 2/21/22 And The Scrolls That Mother Gives You Don’t Have Any Pixels At All
WAVE FUNCTION. Jim Benford was interviewed in a double-segment of 60 Minutes about the “Havana Syndrome” that is sickening State Department staffers around the world. He was interviewed as an expert on microwaves and as the author of High Power

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Power
Ken Richards shares a last visit with his cat on File 770: I bring you my cranky old Birman Ruskin, to whom we bid farewell today. He is resting in ‘The Power’ indeed, having given up on Lovecraft. Here he is

Pixel Scroll 2/20/22 Big Pixel In Little Scroll
IN THE YEAR 2025. Kathy Bond, Seattle 2025 Worldcon Bid Co-Chair, has announced there will be a Seattle 2025 Bid Volunteer Meeting on Sunday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. A link to the Facebook event can be found


2022 D.I.C.E. Awards
Two Year 2022 DICE
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the winners of the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards for best games of 2021. It Takes Two, a cooperative platforming journey where players control a couple going through

Mary Robinette Kowal Wins Skylark Award
The New England Science Fiction Association honored Mary Robinette Kowal with its annual Skylark Award at Boskone 59 on February 19. The Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (the Skylark) is presented annually by NESFA® to some person, who, in

2022 Rhysling Award Candidates
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2022 Rhysling Award candidates. A record 113 members nominated. The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words.

2022 Rondo Awards Nominees
Online voting has begun for the 20th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 28 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is midnight

2022 LA Times Book Prize Finalists
The finalists for the 2022 LA Times Book Prize were announced February 23. The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction Mariana Enriquez, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, translated by Megan McDowell Marissa Levien, The World

2021 Bram Stoker Awards Ballot
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) today announced the Bram Stoker Award® Nominees for the 2021 calendar year. The Bram Stoker Award winners are presently scheduled to be announced on May 14 at StokerCon 2022 in Denver. Superior Achievement in a Novel Castro, V.

2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlist
The International Board on Books for Young People has announced the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award shortlist. AUTHORS Marie-Aude Murail from France Maria Cristina Ramos from Argentina Fatima Sharafeddine from Lebanon Peter Svetina from Slovenia Annika Thor from Sweden Margaret Wild from Australia ILLUSTRATORS Beatrice Alemagna from

2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire First Round Nominations
The nominations for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2022 have been announced. This is in effect a longlist, and in a few weeks the jurors will issue their shorter second round of nominees. The awards will be presented during the

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