AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 1/30/22

New digs for Uncle, Gerrold wins RAH Award, Chesley gets a new design, new Gunn Center director, more

David Gerrold Wins 2022 Robert A. Heinlein Award
David Gerrold, novelist and screenwriter, is the 2022 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. This award is in

2022 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Contest
Entries for the ninth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest will be accepted beginning February 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern. Full guidelines at the link. What We Want to See Adventure fantasy with heroes you want to root for. Warriors either

Roger Sims (1930-2022)
Past Worldcon chair and First Fandom Hall of Fame inductee Roger Sims died January 23 at the age of 91 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Bill Cavin sent an email informing some friends, adding that Roger will be

Pixel Scroll 1/29/22 I Cast “Titlificus Uniquify” (With A Flick Of The Wrist)
FUTURE BIRTH. [Item by Jen Hawthorne.] The Atlantic magazine ran an article surveying people’s attitudes toward the concept of artificial wombs. The very first person to give an opinion cited Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga for her positive feelings toward the idea of artificial

Blyly Finds New Building for Uncle Hugo’s Bookstore
Congratulations to Don Blyly! After searching for twenty months, he has found a new home for Uncle Hugo’s science fiction bookstore and its companion mystery bookstore, Uncle Edgar’s. It will be in Minneapolis about two miles east of the old

Pixel Scroll 1/28/22 In Restless Dreams I Scrolled Alone Narrow Files Of Pixelstone
RELOAD THE CANON. Wealth of Geeks says these are the “60 Sci-Fi Books That All Science Fiction Fans Must Read”. I’ve read 30 of them. A bunch of things on the list are titles of series with three or

Nyabola Prize Winners for SFF in Kiswahili
The winners of the inaugural Nyabola Prize in Science and Speculative Fiction in Kiswahili, given in partnership with the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, were announced today. Hassan Omar Mambosasa (Tanzania) “Mashine” Stallone Joyfully (Tanzania) “Dubawasha” Emanuel Kimeu (Kenya)

Tähtivaeltaja Award 2022 Shortlist
The 2022 Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) Award finalists have been posted. The award, sponsored by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society, goes to the best science fiction book published in Finland in the previous year. Anne-Maija Aalto: Mistä valo pääsee sisään (Otava) Kazuo Ishiguro: Klara ja aurinko (Klara

Meet the New Gunn Center Director
Giselle Anatol, the new Director of the J Wayne and Elsie M Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, has written to introduce herself to those who have worked with the Center and to

Pixel Scroll 1/27/22 All Ringworlds Great And Small
MAUS OUT OF SCHOOL LIBRARY. In response to the banning of Art Spiegelman’s Maus by the McMinn County Tennessee School Board Neil Gaiman has tweeted: “There’s only one kind of people who would vote to ban Maus, whatever they

2022 Writers Guild Awards: Film Screenplay Nominees
The 2022 Writers Guild Awards screenplay nominations were announced January 27. This year’s eligibility period was March 1-December 31, 2021. The winners will be named at the joint 2022 WGA Awards on Sunday, March 20. Nominees of genre interest are: in

Katie Hale Wins Speculative Literature Foundation’s 2021 Gulliver Travel Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation has chosen Katie Hale as the winner of the 2021 Gulliver Travel Grant. Since 2004, the Gulliver Travel Grant has sought to assist writers of speculative literature (in fiction, poetry, drama, or creative nonfiction) in their

2022 DGA Awards Film and TV Nominations
The Directors Guild of America today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2021. The winners will be revealed at the 74th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The nominees of genre

Producers Guild Awards 2022 Nominations
The Producers Guild of America has announced the 2021 nominees for the Producers Guild Awards to be held on March 19. The finalists of genre interest follow. The complete list is here. DARRYL F. ZANUCK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Don’t

Jody Lynn Nye Announced as Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge
Author Jody Lynn Nye has been named the new Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge for the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Contest following the recent and untimely passing of David Farland. Jody has been a Contest

Pixel Scroll 1/26/22 Have You Seen This Missing Scroll? Last Seen Pixeling In The Vicinity Of Fandom
CHINA CENSORS FIX FIGHT CLUB. Remember the first rule of Fight Club? That’s okay. Just don’t remember the final scenes. BBC News reports “China changes Fight Club film ending so the authorities win”. The ending to cult 1999 US

ASFA’s New Chesley Award Design
The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) today presented the new design for the Chesley Award — ASFA’s annual award celebrating the best works in science fiction and fantasy illustration, as voted on by artists and art fans.

Rich Lynch: Remembering Roger Sims
By Rich Lynch: I read the news about him today at the File770.com newsblog: “Past Worldcon chair and First Fandom Hall of Fame inductee Roger Sims died January 23 at the age of 91 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s

Dream Foundry 2021 Art Contest Winners
The winners of the Dream Foundry 2021 Art Contest for emerging artists have been announced. First place, and the Monu Bose Memorial Prize worth $1,000, is awarded to Ellen He. The second place winner, Yue Feng, is awarded $500, and

Pixel Scroll 1/25/22 In The Clearing Stands A Pixel And A Scroller By Its Trade
WORLDWIDE CHANGE. Reuters Graphics explores how non-binary people identify themselves in highly-gendered languages around the world, using animated examples to explain the challenges to English-language reader

Pixel Scroll 1/24/22 Paradise By The Pixel Light
CYBERSTALKING. Patrick Tomlinson has written a 27-tweet thread about the cyberstalking campaign against him, daily threats, invasions of privacy, fake delivery orders, and email accounts impersonating him to send offensive messages to people. His efforts to learn the identities

Three Guests Cancel MidSouthCon Appearances
The MidSouthCon committee announced today that guests of honor David Mack and Amanda Makepeace, and toastmaster Maggie Thompson, will not be attending the convention. Mack says his decision is due to the convention’s state-imposed Covid policy. Makepeace and Thompson have

Participate in the Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Nominations
The flash nomination phase for the 2021 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll began today and continues until January 26 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The top five go onto the final round in February. Editor Neil Clarke invites readers to celebrate their favorite

ALA Announces 2022 Youth Media Award Winners
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 2022 Youth Media Award winners — the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards –

Emails from Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Eighteenth
[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 &

Reading List Council’s 2022 Reading List: Year’s Best in Genre Fiction for Adult Readers
The 2022 Reading List: Year’s best in genre fiction for adult readers has been announced by the Reading List Council. The list of winners was unveiled January 23 during the Book & Media Awards Virtual Ceremony of thes. “Beyond pronouns: How languages are reshaping to include nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people”. Not

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