Amazing News From Fandom: 4/3/22

ESFA responds to UKSF’s request; Acadamy Awards (and other awards), Hugo Award Announcement coming, and more

NEWS

A Day at the Museum
“The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson By Rich Lynch: Let me tell you about my favorite building in Washington, D.C. It’s the staid old Arts and Industries Building, the second-oldest of all

Pixel Scroll 4/2/22 We Don’t Talk About Pixel (Scroll, Scroll, Scroll)
FENCON. FenCon in Dallas, TX announced on March 29 one of their guests of honor this year will be Larry Correia. They got a little pushback (a couple of FB comments, a handful of tweets), so the committee issued

European Science Fiction Society Board Makes Statement on Russia-Ukraine War
The European Science Fiction Society Board today responded to Ukrainian calls for action in a statement about the Russia-Ukraine war on the ESFS website. ESFS is an international organization of fans and professionals that promotes sff, administers the ESFS Awards,

‘War’ Comic Anthology in Production in Ukraine
By James Bacon: The Invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the horror of a modern mechanized war in Europe, viewable instantaneously, the destruction and merciless death rained down on civilians, is utterly appalling. From this though, art fights back. Art is a form

Pixel Scroll 4/1/22 This Title Contains A Non-Fungible Tribble
DIAL Q FOR MOCKERY. It may be April 1 but calling 323-634-5667 gets you the message: “Star Trek Picard Easter Egg: Real Phone Number Lets You Call Q” reports Gizmodo. Which, of course actually works. Turns out, calling the

Blyly Closes on Uncle Hugo’s New Building
Don Blyly has closed on his new location for Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores. He told readers today in the “Not an April Fools edition” of his How’s Business newsletter that the 2716 E. 31st St. building is about

Top 10 Stories for March 2022
Two different groups of sff writers have banded together in separate public letters to lead readers in directions they think they should go. One wants to oust China as host of the 2023 Worldcon. Another encouraged the Russian army to

Pixel Scroll 3/31/22 There’s No Way To Delay, That Pixel Scrolling Every Day
LASFS IN THE FIGHTING FORTIES. [Item by David Langford.] As a direct result of comments at File 770, I’ve made Bixelstrasse generally available in paperback from Lulu.com — by agreement with Rob Hansen – with all proceeds going to TAFF.

Chengdu Worldcon Publishes Q&As to Explain Their Membership and Admission Structure
The 2023 Chengdu Worldcon committee has updated its membership rate chart and posted a set of Q&A’s to clarify their original announcement made earlier this month. The official channel to buy memberships will open in May (right now the website is not

Pixel Scroll 3/30/22 Everybody In This Scroll Is Wearing A Pixel, And Don’t Kid Yourself
GAME MAKER SETTLES HARASSMENT SUIT. “Activision Blizzard to pay $18 million to harassment victims” reports the LA Times. However, a number of other such suits remain active. Activision Blizzard agreed to set up an $18-million fund for employees who

Ukraine SFF Community Calls for Russia and Belarus To Be Excluded from European Science Fiction Society
Ukranian fan Borys Sydiuk has released the text of a letter to the European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) board asking for an emergency general meeting to be run online “to review the questions about formal[ly] excluding Russia and Belarus from

Patreon Bans Jon Del Arroz for Hate Speech Violation
Jon Del Arroz announced to his YouTube audience today that “Patreon Just Banned YOUR Favorite LATINX Author!” Previously, his Patreon page looked like this: Now it looks like this: Del Arroz showed a screenshot of a letter from Patreon which

Pixel Scroll 3/29/22 But I Scrolled A Fan In Reno, Just To Watch Them File
PHILLIPS’ LE GUIN BIO ACQUIRED. “Virago snaps up first and only authorised biography of Ursula Le Guin” — The Bookseller says it will be out in 2026. …Virago has pre-empted the first and only authorised biography of acclaimed science

Marvel Heroes Face Off Against Fortnite Fighters In New Covers
The Marvel Universe will collide with Fortnite once again this June in a brand-new limited comic series–Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War. To gear up for this saga, fans will be able to see their favorite Marvel heroes in showdowns with

Pixel Scroll 3/28/22 Rob S. Pixel (The S Stands For Scroll)
2023 HELIOSPHERE GOHS. Congratulations to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller! Next year’s Heliosphere guests. (2) TOUR OF THE RINGS. “Simu Liu will not sign ‘offensive’ Shang-Chi comic books at upcoming event” reports Yahoo! “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the

Midcoh Wins 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest
Elaine Midcoh of Pembroke Pines, Florida has won the grand prize in the 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award competition with her short story “Man on the Moon.” The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest has been held annually since 2007

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

AWARDS

2022 International Booker Prize Longlist
The 2022 International Booker Prize longlist was released March 10. Three of the thirteen books are story collections with genre elements. The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges: translator Frank Wynne, author and academic Merve Emre, writer

2022 Hugo Announcement Coming 4/7
Chicon 8 will reveal the 2022 Hugo Awards finalists on April 7 at 10 a.m. Central.

Chesley Award Suggestions Open
The Chesley suggestion period is open until April 1st. The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) invites the public to use the form here to recommend works to Chesley voters. The form also has a link to add the

IAFA 2022 Award Winners
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts honored the winners of the following awards at their annual conference held March 16-20. (Some award winners were named ahead of the conference.) THE CRAWFORD AWARD [Presented annually by the IAFA

2022 Academy Awards
The winners were revealed on March 27. Dune took six Oscars, including the Original Score by Hans Zimmer. Encanto won the Oscar for Animated Feature Film. The complete list of winners follows the jump. BEST PICTURE CODA

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