Pixel Scroll 3/26/22 How Can You Scroll In Two Pixels At Once When You’re Not Online At All
FUTURE TENSE. “’Empathy Hour,’ a short story by Matt Bell” at Slate is the newest story in the Future Tense Fiction series from Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change

Pixel Scroll 3/25/22 Look At The Scroll Turn Hell-File Red! Someone’s Pixel’s Clicking Down, Down, Down
THIS IS WILD. Brandon Sanderson invites you to watch as “We Back Every Publishing Kickstarter*”. As one commenter said, “Never thought I would watch a 30+ minute video of someone funding Kickstarters.” I had to watch the whole thing

Squid Game and Beyond
By Michaele Jordan: There’s been a lot of excitement about Squid Game. Everybody’s talking about how clever, original, and utterly skiffy it is. I watched it, too, eagerly and faithfully. But I wasn’t as surprised by it as some. I

Pixel Scroll 3/24/22 If You Want A Picture Of The Future, Imagine A Hand Clicking On A Pixel Scroll – For Ever
MOPOP INTRODUCES NEW ONLINE COLLECTION VAULT. [Item by Frank Catalano.] Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture is finally putting part of its collection online. This is a very cool development for fans of science fiction as popular culture. The announcement

45 Years of 2000AD
By James Bacon: Forty-five years ago or thereabouts, on February 26, 1977, the first ‘prog’ of 2000AD was released by IPC magazines. The second issue dated March 5 a week later saw the debut of Judge Dredd. Since then, Rogue

HWA Names 2022 Scholarship From Hell Winners
The Horror Writers Association today announced the 2022 Scholarship from Hell winner Tracy Cross, and a special virtual Scholarship from Hell winner Rosemary Thorne. Tracy Cross impressed the convention committee with her commitment to pushing her writing beyond traditional boundaries,

King Kong Opens in Los Angeles on March 24, 1933
…All heralding the coming of the Greatest Monster Movie of All Time… “KONG, THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD.” By Steve Vertlieb: Today is the 89th anniversary of the “Hollywood Premiere” of King Kong in Los Angeles on March 24,

Pixel Scroll 3/23/22 I’m a Pixel, and a Filer, and a Midnight Scroller
TWIGGING TO IT. The Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon bid is running a community craft project at Reclamation, the 2022 Eastercon. “The Fantastic Tree of Life”. Full plan with ideas about various types of crafts and how to get them

SFWA Votes Approval of New Membership Eligibility Requirements
SFWA members have overwhelmingly passed five Bylaws revisions that will allow changes to membership eligibility qualifications. The new membership eligibility requirements, across all membership categories (e.g., prose, game writing, comics, etc.), are intended to set Associate membership eligibility at $100 earned

Reading Daily Comic Strips Online
By Daniel Dern. Back in the pre-Internet (or even CompuServe, Well or BBS) days when I was growing up, I would get my daily fix of comic strips and single-panel cartoons (Peanuts, Andy Capp, B.C., Blondie, Gasoline Alley, Steve Canyon,

Pixel Scroll 3/22/22 Captain Pixel Versus The Winter Solstice
GORINSKY OUT AT EREWHON. Erewhon Books announced today that its founder, Liz Gorinsky, is stepping down as Publisher. We are grateful for Liz’s incredible work and vision as our Publisher and Founder, and we wish Liz the very best

“The Man Who Would Be Kirk” — Celebrating William Shatner’s 91st Birthday
By Steve Vertlieb: After interviewing William Shatner for the British magazine L’Incroyable Cinema during the torrid Summer of 1969 at “The Playhouse In The Park,” just outside of Philadelphia, while Star Trek was still in the final days of its

Pixel Scroll 3/21/22 Go Strider In The Sky
BALTICON GUEST NEWS. Balticon 56 announced that Odera Igbokwe has had to withdraw as Artist Guest of Honor due to personal reasons. They followed up by naming two special guests: Kevin Roche, a costumer, conrunner, and quantum scientist and

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Twenty-Fourth
[Introduction: Melanie Stormm continues her humorous series of posts about the misdirected emails she’s been getting. Stormm is a multiracial writer who writes fiction, poetry, and audio theatre. Her novella, Last Poet of Wyrld’s End is available through Candlemark &

2022 Jack Williamson Lectureship
The 45th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, “Speculative Fiction: Never the Same Story Twice,” hosted by Eastern New Mexico University, will be held April 7-9, with guest of honor Walter Jon Williams and emcee Connie Willis. Walter Jon Williams is a Nebula Award

SFWA Stands With Ukraine
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced “” on March 17, two days after rejecting Ukranian fan Borys Sydiuk’s call to join a boycott of Russia, and weeks after the Authors Guild (“Authors Guild Expresses …


2022 Pulp Factory Awards Nominees
The 2022 Pulp Factory Awards ballot is out, its finalists chosen by votes from members of the Pulp Factory, a professional association of pulp writers, artists, editors and publishers. The public is invited to vote on this shortlist/final ballot – not just

42nd Annual Razzie Awards
The satirical for the worst cinematic achievements of the past year were announced March 26, a day ahead of the Academy Awards. Genre scored four “winners,” with three Golden Raspberry trophies claimed by Space Jam: A New Legacy, and

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022
The winners of the 11th were announced in a virtual ceremony on March 25. None of the nine nominees of genre interest won their categories. The awards are presented by the BBC together with the

2022 FAAn Award Winners
The FAAn (Fanzine Activity Achievement) award winners were announced March 20. The complete voting statistics have been published here. GENZINE Portable Storage, edited by William Breiding PERZINE This Here…, edited by Nic Farey SPECIAL PUBLICATION Daangerous Visions, edited by Sandra

2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named author Marie-Aude Murail of France and illustrator Suzy Lee of the Republic of Korea as winners of the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Given every other year by IBBY, the awards recognize lifelong achievement and

Eva Lindström Wins 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate is Swedish author Eva Lindström. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given annually to a

2022 Lord Ruthven Awards
The winners of the 2022 Lord Ruthven Assembly Awards, presented for the best fiction on vampires and the best academic work on the study of the vampire figure in culture and literature, were announced at this year’s virtual International Conference on

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