Pixel Scroll 5/7/22 Your Scroll, A Flame Of Pixel’s Desire
BASFF 2022. Rebecca Roanhorse is the guest editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022. (2) PRO TIP. What’s the best writing advice J. Michael Straczynski’s ever been given? (3) COMPLAINT: JUSTIFIED OR UNJUSTIFIED? [Item by Anne Marble.]

Atanas P. Slavov (1947-2022)
By Valentin D. Ivanov: Bulgarian fandom has lost one of its leading figures: on May 6, 2022 the prominent Bulgarian SF writer, artist, translator, fan, and thinker Atanas P. Slavov passed away after a long illness. He was born in

Tomak Julian Baksik (1970-2022)
Michigan fans and other friends around the world are mourning the unexpected passing of 3D artist Tomak Julian Baksik who died of a sudden illness on May 2. He was 51. He will be greatly missed. The family obituary here

Pixel Scroll 5/6/22 I Pixelled Today’s Scrolldle In Fifth Guesses
KSR AT EARTH DAY GATHERING IN DHARAMSALA. Kim Stanley Robinson was among those present for the 14th Dalai Lama’s “Meeting with Participants in a Dialogue for Our Future”. This was posted on April 22: …Kim Stanley Robinson, who described

JDA Out of GAMA, Suspended by Twitter
Jon Del Arroz said today in a video that the Games Manufacturers Association – a group for tabletop game publishers – “suspended me for hate speech and bullying, now they’ve fully removed me from the group under false pretenses, and they’ve

2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist
The longlist for the 2022 Theakston old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. The prize was created to celebrate “excellence, originality, and the very best in crime fiction from UK and Irish authors” whose novels were published in paperback

Pixel Scroll 5/5/22 I Have Pixeled The Scrolls That Were In The File, And Which You Were Probably Saving For Worldcon
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY DRAWS NEAR. May 7 is Free Comic Book Day, a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books to anyone who comes in. Check

World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees
It’s official! Ms. Pac-Man gobbled up the competition. Dance Dance Revolution hit the beat. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time completed the adventure. And Sid Meier’s Civilization made history. These four iconic games—which have influenced popular culture and the video game industry—today joined the World Video Game

Nick Stathopoulos A 2022 Archibald Finalist
Australian artist Nick Stathopoulos is an Archibald Prize 2022 finalist. The Art Gallery of NSW announced that “The Red Scarf,” his portrait of Wayne Tunnicliffe, is one of 52 works up for this year’s award. This is the eighth time

Pixel Scroll 5/4/22 This Is The File Primeval, The Murmuring Scrolls And The Pixels
LOOK AT A HUGO NOMINEE. Abigail Nussbaum reviews “She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan” at Strange Horizons. The twenty-first century has seen a tremendous flowering in the subgenre of epic fantasy. What was once largely a monoculture

Several GAMA Members Protest Addition of Jon Del Arroz to Organization
Jon Del Arroz has apparently joined the Game Manufacturers Association ( – a group for tabletop game publishers), and it’s already causing dissent. Rodney Smith of Watch It Played, a YouTube game reviewer, wrote a comment to the private GAMA Member

Pixel Scroll 5/3/22 Click HERE For A Witty, Never-Before-Seen, Cleverly Referential Scroll Title, Generated Possibly By A Million Hamsters Running On Top Of Discarded BlackBerries
A BIT OF HISTORY. The Finnish Postal Museum is looking for letters from Tove Jansson. “Have you received or are you in possession of a letter written by Tove Jansson?” Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a prolific letter writer all

USPS Will Feature Webb Telescope, Peanuts on Stamps for 2022
The U.S. Postal Service today announced additions to the 2022 stamp program, including a stamp that celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope, and a sheet of stamps of various Peanuts characters to commemorate the centennial of Charles M. Schulz’ birth.

Read an Excerpt from Jennifer Estep’s New Book Tear Down the Throne
Hitting bookstores today is Jennifer Estep’s Tear Down the Throne, the second installment in the Gargoyle Queen series. And we have a sneak peek just for you! Here’s what the book is about: Crown princess. Clever spy. Powerful mind magier. Gemma Ripley

Chicon 8 Membership News
Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, reports that April was its best month yet for member sales, with 720 new members joining the con, including 520 who will be attending in person. COVID. With nearly 4,000 total members,

Pixel Scroll 5/2/22 Everyone Has Two Pixels Inside Them. Which One Will Win? The One You Scroll
SPFBO #7 WINNER. J. D. Evans won Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7 with her novel Reign & Ruin. SPFBO 8 is expected to open for contestants at 1 p.m. BST on May 14. (2) A PEJORATIVE RECLAIMED. In “The Space Opera

Last Dangerous Visions Acquired By Blackstone Publishing
J. Michael Straczynski today announced that a deal to publish Harlan Ellison’s The Last Dangerous Visions, as well as its predecessors, Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions has been struck with Blackstone Publishing via Emma Parry at the Janklow &

Chicon 8 Announces Hugo Award Base and Lodestar Award Designers
Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, today announced the designers of the 2022 Hugo Award base and the 2022 Lodestar Award. The 2022 Hugo Award base will be designed by Brian Keith Ellison, owner of BKE Designs, Inc.,

J. D. Evans Wins Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7
J. D. Evans’ Reign & Ruin is the champion of Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7 sponsored by Mark Lawrence. In 11 months of hard work by ten blogs, 300 books were whittled down to 10 finalists, and then to today’s winner.

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Thirtieth
[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 Pulp Factory Awards
The 2022 Pulp Factory Award winners were announced at the Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention in Chicago. The winners were chosen by the public, voting on a shortlist generated by members of the Pulp Factory, a professional association of pulp writers,

2022 Dagger Awards Longlists
The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) of the United Kingdom today announced the longlist for the 2022 Dagger Awards on April 23. The Daggers were first given in 1955, but for the first five years CWA called its top honor the Crossed Red Herring

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