AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM 11/7/21 Time Shift Edition

Lackey now a SFWA Grand Master, Fred Duarte recognized, more (and don’t forget to turn your clocks back


Horizon Zero Dawn Liberation Art Preview
Here’s a sneak peek at interior art for Horizon Zero Dawn Liberation #3 which will be released by Titan Comics on November 10. Horizon Zero Dawn Liberation takes place during the events of the original game. This new arc follows

Pixel Scroll 11/5/21 If You Wish To Scroll, Turn To Page 18. If You Wish To Pixel, Turn To Page 45
IMAGINARY WORLD INSIDE A GAME. [Item by Soon Lee.] Ursula Vernon’s been playing Townscaper, an open-ended game/thingy where you build towns on water, and has taken to it so much that, well, would you just look at this gorgeous

Glasgow in 2024 Bid Polls Presupporters About Possible Guests of Honor
The Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon bid is inviting their presupporters to contribute Guest of Honor suggestions. They are not soliciting responses from the unaffiliated public, but if someone who has not already signed up to support does so before the survey

Pixel Scroll 11/4/21 Last Scroll Of The Planet Fileton, Pix-El (The Cousin Clark Doesn’t Talk About)
DOCTOR WHO SEASON BEGINS. Plenty of Radio Timesy-Wimey stuff to start today’s Scroll. First — “Doctor Who series 13 episode 1 review ‘The Halloween Apocalypse’” – Radio Times does an episode recap, and beyond this excerpt it’s rather spoilery:


Pixel Scroll 11/3/21 The Pixel: No Different File
OSFCI ANNOUNCEMENT. OryCon, the annual Portland, OR convention, is returning from a year away due to the pandemic. However, after this year’s event is held on November 12-14, the con will be going on another hiatus for an indefinite

“Cancelled Too Soon” Is Theme of Journey Planet 58
Hugo Award winning fanzine Journey Planet’s issue 58, co-edited by Steven H Silver, Evan Reeves, James Bacon, and Chris Garcia, is themed “Cancelled Too Soon” and explores television shows from the ‘60s to the ‘10s that were cancelled within two seasons of

Fred Duarte Honored with Grant to DisCon III’s Capitalize! Fund
Here is the key information that came out of DisCon III’s publicity webinar today. DUARTE HONORED. The legacy of the late Fred Duarte, a LoneStarCon 2 (1997) Vice-Chair, has been remembered with a grant to DisCon III’s Capitalize! Fan Fund,

Pixel Scroll 11/2/21 Escape From the Other Pixel Scroll (A Sequel)
ANTITRUST ACTION. “Justice Department sues to stop Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster” reports CNN. The Justice Department is suing to block Penguin Random House’s proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster, arguing that the combination of the

Top 10 Stories for October 2021
The most-read stories last month were two obituaries about people of interest to Filers for very different reasons. The Top 10 also included stories about two former SCA kings, one recently removed for undisclosed causes, and another who resigned

COP26 and Glasgow in 2024
[File 770 asked the Glasgow in 2024 bidders whether the huge international climate summit, COP26, being held this week in SEC, the venue where they propose to hold the Worldcon, will have any effects or benefits for them.] By Esther

Pixel Scroll 11/1/21 Have Stillsuit, Will Travel
IMAGINARY PAPERS. Now available to read online is the latest issue of Imaginary Papers, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination’s quarterly newsletter on science fiction worldbuilding, futures thinking, and imagination. The issue features an essay by science fiction

Speculative Literature Foundation Opens Kickstarter for the Portolan Project
The Speculative Literature Foundation has launched a Kickstarter appeal to fund the Portolan Writing Project. The Portolan Project is an open-source creative writing and literature resource. SLF is creating lessons where they interview masters of the field (including so far

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Twelfth
[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 &

Pixel Scroll 10/31/21 I Tell Everyone to Pixel But Everybody Else Scrolls And Dies. O The Embarrassment!
The title may be longer than today’s Scroll! (1) MERRILL’S TRICK. The Paris Review reaches deep in its bag for this 1982 interview with James Merrill: “The Art of Poetry No. 31”. INTERVIEWER The Ouija board, now. I gather


2021 British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition Winners
The British Fantasy Society has announced the results of its 2021 Short Story Competition. First place: All That Water by Eris YoungSecond place: Archive of Trapped Souls by Mikaela SilkThird place: Changeling by James Bennett And honorable mention was given to Idomeneja by Eris Young, which tied for

Mercedes Lackey Named the 38th SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master
Mercedes Lackey has been named the 38th Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime

National Toy Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees
American Girl Dolls, board game Risk, and universal plaything sand are the 2021 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees. They were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe,

2021 sf-Lit Award for Works Published in German Shortlist
The sf-Lit Award 2021 shortlist was announced November 1. The award has been handed out by the German website (“Die Seite für Science-Fiction-Literatur”) since 2016 and is open to all works of SF that have been first published in German in

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7 Reaches the Finals
The finalists have been announced for Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 7 . The competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence began with the submission of self-published fantasy works on June 1, 2021. The first 300 author-submitted works were accepted into the competition. The

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