Top 10 Stories for April 2022
The Hugo Award finalists were the biggest story of the month, and that was good news, especially for Filers Chris Barkley and Cora Buhlert. However, there was some sad news on the other side of the ledger, with Chicon 8

Pixel Scroll 4/30/22 Those Who Cannot Remember Past Pixel Scrolls Are Doomed To Re-File Them
CAT RAMBO AT FUTURE TENSE. The new entry from Future Tense Fiction, a monthly series of short stories from Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change our lives. Cat

Open Letter to Disney from #DisneyMustpay
The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is releasing the following Open Letter to Disney today. Dear Disney, Walt Disney said, “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way.” We believe all authors must be paid. The #DisneyMustPay campaign started in November

SLF Convention Grant Recipient Roundup
The Speculative Literature Foundation announced creation of its new convention grant a year ago, and awarded $10,000 over the course of 2021-2022 on a rolling basis to science fiction and fantasy conventions. The SLF grant was designed to support conventions

Pixel Scroll 4/29/22 It’s The Time Of The Pixels For Scrolling
DISNEYLAND ORIGINALS FOR SALE. Heritage Auctions’ catalog for “Disneyland: The Auction” includes an impressive assortment of retired equipment from the park, in addition to all the other collectibles. Coming up for bid on May 21-22 will be things of

Finish of Lowrey’s TAFF Trip Stalled by Positive Covid Test
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate Michael J. “Orange Mike” Lowrey reported today, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. The UK advises that I self-isolate for five days, at which point I should not be contagious; which means a single room somewhere,

Pixel Scroll 4/28/22 Who Controls The Scroll Controls The Tickbox
WHOSE SECRETS ARE THESE ANYWAY? That’s one of the questions sf writer Alma Katsu answers while explaining why her historical horror novel The Fervor has an Asian protagonist. “Alma Katsu: Why I Finally Decided to Write a Main Character

Pixel Scroll 4/27/22 It Was The Time Of The Pixel, In The Year Of Scroll One
ZAGREB CON’S SPECIAL DEAL. Croatia’s SFeraKon 2022, taking place May 13-15, is offering free admission to Ukrainians taking temporary shelter in the country. Given the current situation in Eastern Europe, we decided to invite Ukrainians who are currently in

New York Science Fiction Film Festival Announces May 2022 Lineup
The 2022 New York Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the program for its second event, a creative lineup of film screenings, discussions, and a screenplay competition. The festival will be held virtually on Friday, May 13 and Sunday, May 15, and in person

Pixel Scroll 4/26/22 I Don’t Want A Pixel. I Just Wanna Scroll On My Motorcycxel
WANT TO HOST A WESTERCON? The 2024 con has no takers at the moment: “Westercon 76 Site Selection Open; No Bids Filed by Deadline” reports Westercon 74 chair Kevin Standlee. No group filed a bid by the April 15,

Two Vain Guys Named Robert
By Bill Higgins: Robert Osband, Florida fan, really loves space. All his life he has been learning about spaceflight. And reading stories about spaceflight, in science fiction. So after NASA’s Apollo program was over, the company that made Apollo space

Review: Daros by Dave Dobson
By Mike Glyer: Dave Dobson’s space opera Daros advanced to the second round of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition after gaining a high score from Team At Boundary’s Edge. What does Team File 770 say? As one the judges, I

Pixel Scroll 4/25/22 Mrs. File You’ve Got A Lovely Pixel, Scrolls As Sharp As Her Are Something Rare, But It’s Sad, She Doesn’t Read My Books, I’d Give Her Free Copies, But It’s No Good To Beg
SALE OF TWITTER PROMPTS RESPONSE. It was announced today that Elon Musk will buy Twitter. Cora Buhlert tweeted her reaction to the news. Thread starts here. Here are excerpts. Meanwhile, John Scalzi noticed a disturbance in the Force: (2)

Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones in Doctor Who Comics
Eisner Award-Winner Dan Slott’s Doctor Who Comics debut sees Martha Jones spin three sensational yarns about the Tenth Doctor in order to survive. When companion Martha Jones is captured by the insatiable Pyromeths, her only hope for survival is to

Farewell to Valerio Evangelisti (1952-2022), Italy’s Greatest SF Writer
By Silvio Sosio: Italian sf and horror writer Valerio Evangelisti, 69, died April 18, 2022. The causes have not yet been disclosed. Evangelisti began his successful career in science fiction in 1993 when his first novel, Nicolas Eymerich l’inquisitore (“Nicolas

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Twenty-Ninth
[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


2022 Rondo Awards
Rondo Awards administrator David Colton announced the 2022 Rondo Award winners on April 29. The Rondo Awards, named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s, honor the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. Among

2021 Cóyotl Awards
The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the winners at Fur Down Under on April 29. The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year. BEST NOVEL Freedom Ring by Frances Pauli BEST NOVELLA Carnage by Weasel BEST SHORT

Six Picked for 2022 Eisner Hall of Fame
Comic-Con International has announced six individuals who will automatically be inducted to the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame Nominees for 2022. These inductees include two deceased comics artists: EC founder/publisher Max Gaines (who devised the first four-color, saddle-stitched newsprint comic in

2022 Edgar Awards
Mystery Writers of America today announced the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021. BEST NOVEL Five Decembers by James Kestrel (Hard Case Crime) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN

Read TAFFish 2 and See Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Voting Details
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Administrators Johan Anglemark and Geri Sullivan have released TAFFish 2 (click to download). It contains: The vote tally breakout leading to Fia Karlsson’s TAFF win; The voter list; Related chatter about the race and thanks from Fia;

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