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Skylark Award Goes To Walton
SF/fantasy author Jo Walton was presented with the E.E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (the Skylark) during the NESFA Awards ceremony at Boskone on February 19. The award is given annually by vote of the Regular members of the … Continue reading →

2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner
Ezra Clayton Daniels has won the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for his science fiction graphic novel Upgrade Soul. UPGRADE SOUL is an immersive science fiction graphic novel written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels. Featuring an original score by Alexis … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/18/17 The Fifth Scroll Is The Deepest
THE HAT MAKES THE MAN. From Bored Panda, “Photographer Travels Across New Zealand With Gandalf Costume, And His Photos Are Epic”. Who can be a better guide of New Zealand (Middle Earth) than Tolkien’s Gandalf himself? The guy has … Continue reading →
Fifth Annual SFR Galaxy Awards
The recipients of the 5th Annual SFR Galaxy Awards for science fiction romance books were announced on January 31. It’s one of fandom’s most more creative and entertaining awards concepts. The categories are invented and the winners picked by a panel … Continue reading →
A Marvel Melange
By Carl Slaughter: Marvel actors have fun, sometimes in costume, sometimes in plainclothes, sometimes as their characters, sometimes as themselves, with Stan Lee joining the fun. The Last Donut Captain America and Ironman square off. Too tense for Scarlet Witch. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/17/17 In The End, The Real Hugos Were The Friends We Made Along The Way
WHO WILL BE WHO? Would you put money on it? Bookmakers say Tilda Swinton is a favorite to become the next Doctor Who. Actress Tilda Swinton is the frontrunner to become Doctor Who’s next Time Lord, according to the latest … Continue reading →

2017 David Gemmell Awards Longlists
Longlists for The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy — the Legend, Morningstar, and Ravenheart Awards — have been posted. The awards recognize the best in fantasy fiction and artwork. Open voting to determine the finalists has begun and will continue … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/16/17 This Scroll Is Spelt Raymond Luxury Pixel, But It’s Pronounced ‘Godstalker Manfile’
TINGLE ON TV. SORT OF. I’m told Chuck Tingle appeared live via remote camera on Comedy Central’s @Midnight last night and that the video is “definitely NSFW.” And that Tingle was disguised (face covered) each time he appeared. I … Continue reading →

2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award Shortlist
The finalists for the third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award have been announced by The Hollywood Reporter. The award celebrates diversity in comics and comic creative teams, and honors the memory of Dwayne McDuffie. McDuffie was a comics writer and co-creator … Continue reading →
Valentine Horror at the KGB Bar
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, February 15, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series presented horror authors Michael Cisco and Nicholas Kaufmann at its longtime venue, the Red Room of the second-floor KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East … Continue reading →
South Pasadena Proclaims March 2 Bradbury Day
By John King Tarpinian: Today, February 15, I was honored to accept a Proclamation from the City of South Pasadena on behalf of the Bradbury family. March 2 will be Ray Bradbury Day. There will be a ceremony held at, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/15/17 Do These Protocol Breeches Make My Throne Look Fat?
RETURN OF INCOME. Jim C. Hines has posted the first results from his annual survey of novelist income. Gross Income Let’s start by looking at how much our authors made in 2016 before taxes or expenses. The total ranged … Continue reading →

2016 Cybils Winners
The 2016 winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adults Blogger’s Literary Awards) were announced on February 15. The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/14/17 Whoops! Forgot To Pull The Handle!
CLARKE AWARD-ELIGIBLE BOOKS. The director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award has released the complete submissions list of eligible books received. …I need to be clear, this is not a long list. Rather this is a list of every … Continue reading →

Robert J. Sawyer Wins 2017 Heinlein Award
Canadian hard sf writer Robert J. Sawyer has won the 2017 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given annually to an author of outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. Sawyer’s most-recent book … Continue reading →
HWA Celebrates Women in Horror – Part 2
February is Women in Horror Month and every day the Horror Writers Association blog is running a Q&A with an award-winning woman member. Here are the highlights of the second week. Sèphera Girón – February 8 Tell us a little … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/13/17 Scroll Me The Pixel Of Alfredo Garcia
DOG DOESN’T BITE MAN. Can you believe it? Someone is not getting sued. His name is Wil Wheaton: “The library for Storytime With Wil just got a little deeper…” For a few weeks (months?) I’ve been doing this silly … Continue reading →

2017 Grammy Awards
At last night’s Grammy Awards presentation, composer John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens won in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. It’s his 23rd Grammy, and the fifth for a Star Wars film (after three for A … Continue reading →

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