- National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees for 2023
The National Toy Hall of Fame revealed four inductees for 2023 on November 9 — baseball cards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher Price Corn-Popper, and NERF. The Fisher-Price Corn Popper is a special, fourth inductee in honor of the hall’s 25th anniversary chosen by … Continue reading
- Golden Joystick Awards 2023 Winners
The Golden Joystick Awards 2023 winners were revealed in the online broadcast November 10. Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 picked up a record-breaking seven Golden Joysticks in total including Ultimate Game of the Year and Larian itself took home Studio … Continue reading
- Pixel Scroll 11/11/23 Thanks To His Repellatron Skyway, Tom Swift Always Takes The High Road
(1) BESTSELLING WRITERS WILL OPEN BOOKSTORE. [Item by Anne Marble.] Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni are opening an indie bookstore in the historic district of Columbia, Pennsylvania. They’re planning to open it in the spring of 2024. They were inspired … Continue reading
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- Sara A. Mueller Wins Endeavour Award for 2022 Books
The Endeavour Award for books published in 2022 was presented on November 10 at OryCon 43. The winner is: The award encourages the growth of literature in the field and recognizes works of excellence by Pacific Northwest authors. It is named for H.M. … Continue reading
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- 2023 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation presented the 2023 Arthur C. Clarke Awards at their Unleash Imagination event on November 8. (Note: This is a different honor than the literary Arthur C. Clarke Award.) INNOVATOR AWARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Represented by its … Continue reading
- Denise Dutton Review: Stork’s Toffifay
Review by Denise Dutton: I remember being a kid and seeing Toffifay. It looked so elegant, so grown-up. Now this was a classy candy, obviously made for ADULTS, thought Little Me. Naturally, I had to try it. And I loved … Continue reading
- Pixel Scroll 11/10/23 Ralph 3.14159, P.I.
(0) Been having a lot of monitor trouble, so today’s Scroll is short. (1) IN THE FALL. Mark Lawrence calls it the ”Goodreads Droop”. He shared a graph of the performance of his novel The Book That Wouldn’t Burn. … … Continue reading
- Pixel Scroll 11/9/23 If You Tape Bacon To A Pixel Scroll Does It Always Fall Bacon Side Down?
(1) WHEN GRAVITY FAILS. [Item by Mike Kennedy.] Chuck Jones’ rules for Coyote cartoons said it works best when gravity is what defeats him. Instead, the change in management at Warner Bros seems to be what has claimed his long-awaited … Continue reading
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- Michaele Jordan Reviews the 2023 Best Novella Hugo Finalists
By Michaele Jordan: Friends, as I’ve mentioned in previous years, I always read all the Hugo nominees. Usually I do this as soon as the nominees are announced. But this year, maybe because I was so focused on the Fan … Continue reading
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