AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM 1/23/22

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NEWS

Pixel Scroll 1/22/22 How Many Pixels To Babylon? Four-Score Pixels And Ten
MORE AUTHORS EXIT FARPOINT OVER DEFICIENT COVID POLICY. Keith R.A. DeCandido announced that he is also out of Farpoint, as are authors Peter David, Kathleen David, David Mack, and Howard Weinstein. Details on his blog: “I will not be

Pixel Scroll 1/21/22 Just A Come-On From The Scrolls On Pixel Avenue
THE MIND’S EYE. [Item by Martin Morse Wooster.] Carmen Maria Machado was interviewed by Mikaella Clements in a Washington Post story about whether fiction writers see their characters as they’re writing about them. “Gillian Flynn, Carmen Maria Machado and

2022 Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale on 3/20
Peter S. Beagle will be among the many authors signing at the 2022 Vintage Paperback Collectors Show. The event takes place Sunday, March 20 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium (1401 Verdugo Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Mark your

Pixel Scroll 1/20/22 What Is The Use Of A Scroll, Thought Alice, Without Pixels Or Conversation?
DECEASED AT DC. Nerdist plans to be there when “DC Comics Kills the Justice League”. Will you be invited to the funeral? Twenty-five years ago this year, Superman died at the hands of Doomsday. And the issue in which he

Pixel Scroll 1/19/22 File The Pixels, Lest They Squeak Or Scroll
LOTR SERIES TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT. Amazon Studios will be calling it — The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The series begins airing on Amazon Prime on September 2, 2022. Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for

Marvel Heroes Get Webbed Up For Spidey’s 60th Anniversary
This April, all-star artists mark Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary with a series of variant covers showing Marvel heroes and villains suited up Spidey-style. Artists such as Dan Jurgens, Kaare Andrews, Rahzzah, Kyle Hotz, Declan Shalvey, Pete Woods, Rod Reis, David Baldeón, Bengal,

Pixel Scroll 1/18/22 21 Jaunt Street
RED WOMBAT EXTRA! Ursula Vernon has launched a newsletter: Wombat Droppings – Issue #1. Hello, friends and subscribers! I’m starting a newsletter, because Twitter is like drinking from a firehose, Patreon costs you money, and I rarely have the

HWA Announces Summer Scares Reading Program 2022 Timeline
The Horror Writers Association’s fourth annual Summer Scares Reading Program will provide libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers. The 2022 list will be released on February

Pixel Scroll 1/17/22 In Five Years, The Pixel Will Be Obsolete, Said The Salesman
MORE AMAZON SHENANIGANS. Nick Cole says Galaxy’s Edge had its account nuked by Amazon over the weekend. The action has since been undone. “CTRL ALT Revolt FLASH REPORT”. He plays it the way his readers like to hear it. Spent

Bill Wright 1937–2022
By Bruce Gillespie: Very sad news received, Bill Wright, stalwart of Australian fandom since the late 1950s, died January 16th in the Alfred Hospital. He would have turned 85 on the 17th. Bill had undergone an exploratory operation for bladder

J. Brian Clarke (1928-2022)
Canadian sf author has passed away at the age of 93 reports Robert J. Sawyer, who received the news from Clarke’s son James. Clarke was the author of 20 published short stories, many of them published

Trigger Snowflake and the Debacle At SysLiCon
By Ingvar: “Trigger, dear?” Trigger Snowflake was shaken out of his tired musings by the voice of his beloved wife Coraline. “Yes, Coraline?” he replied. “Are you packed? You know we’re heading to Mars tomorrow, for SysLiCon.” “I have not

Pixel Scroll 1/16/22 I Hereby Dub The Current Dominant Genre (Whatever It May Be) Punky McPunkcore
WOLVERTON FAMILY GOFUNDME. Following the death of Dave Wolverton, Dave’s family and friends are raising money on GoFundMe for his funeral and the family’s expenses. Here’s the link: “Please Help the Family of Dave Wolverton-Farland”. David Doering also reports, “Spencer

Chicon 8 Opens 2022 Hugo Nominations
Chicon 8 has announced that nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards are now open, as are nominations for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Nominatons will be accepted

AWARDS

2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has released the Preliminary Ballot for the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards®. This is not the list of finalists, nor are they called nominees: it is the list which HWA members will choose from when they vote to

Second Round of 2021 BSFA Awards Nominations Begins
British Science Fiction Association members will have until February 21 to help choose the BSFA Awards shortlists for works published in 2021. The voting form is available to BSFA members here. In the first round, members nominated a longlist of 74 novels, 62 works of short

Vote for Analog’s 2022 Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Award
Analog has opened voting for the 2022 Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Award and is taking online ballots until February 1. The AnLab ballot comes pre-loaded with all the eligible works from 2021. From short stories and novellas to novelettes and poems – and

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022 Finalists
The finalists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022 have been revealed. They include several productions and performances of genre interest. Best Actor Toby Jones, Grief is the Thing with Feathers – A family has lost its mother, and black-feathered Crow –

Help Pick the 36th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards
Voting is open in the 36th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Award Ballot. The online ballot is at the link. The deadline to vote is February 1, 2022. From short stories and novellas to novelettes and poems – and even best covers! –

24th Annual Critters Readers’ Poll Results
The Critters Workshop, “for serious writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror,” has announced the outcome of their 24th annual Critters Writers Workshop Readers Poll honoring print and electronic publications published during 2021. There are 41 categories – see the final

Nominations Open for 2022 Dragon Awards
The Dragon Awards website has reset and is now taking nominations for the 2022 awards. I tested the site and was informed my nomination had been accepted — The update was done within the past six weeks, not as soon after Dragon Con

2022 Edgar Award Nominations
Mystery Writers of America today announced the nominees for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021. The 76th Annual Edgar® Awards will be celebrated on April 28,

2022 VES Awards Nominees
The Visual Effects Society released the nominations for the 2022 VES Awards on January 18. Warner Bros’ Dune and Disney’s animated Encanto lead the field with six apiece, followed by the Disney+ Marvel series Loki with four nominations, the most of any broadcast series. The VES Awards recognize

2022 Lefty Award Nominations
Left Coast Crime 2022 announced the Lefty Awards finalists on January 17. Members of the Left Coast Crime convention picked the nominees and will vote on the winners, which will be revealed at the awards ceremony in Albuquerque on April 9.

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