AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/15/22

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Pixel Scroll 5/14/22 Scroll Me A Pixel I’ll Be Back For Breakfast
BRAM STOKER LOSERS UNITE. Scott Edelman has famously lost many Bram Stoker Awards – and he has the card to prove it. He invites tonight’s unlucky nominees to become card-carrying members of this group. Tonight’s Bram Stoker awards

Pixel Scroll 5/13/22 Make Room Party, Make Room Party
COME THE MILLENNIUM. This year marks 60 years of the iconic Spider-Man. Marvel Comics will celebrate this milestone anniversary with a special issue honoring the comic that started it all, Amazing Fantasy. Arriving in August, Amazing Fantasy #1000 will

Blyly Issues Progress Report on Uncle Hugo’s New Building
Don Blyly told readers today in the Friday the 13th edition of his How’s Business newsletter what he’s doing to prepare the 2716 E. 31st St. building to become the new home for Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores. Two years have

Review: A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden
By Rogers Cadenhead: What began with 300 books is down to 7. The finalists in the first Self-Published Science Fiction Competition were announced this week. If the rules had allowed just one more finalist, the eighth-ranked book was A Touch

Your Complete Guide To Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1
On June 22, Marvel Comics will celebrate Pride Month with a new giant-sized one-shot spotlighting LGBTQIA+ creators and characters! A queer-centered anthology brought together by an amazing lineup of writers and artists from all walks of life, Marvel’s Voices: Pride

Chicon 8 Names Some of the People Who Will Be on the Program
Chicon 8 today released an initial list of 118 confirmed Program Participants. They are in addition to the Guests of Honor Erle Korshak (who died on August 25, 2021, but will still be honored at the convention), Floyd Norman, Joe

Pixel Scroll 5/12/22 We Will Always Have Pixels
IS IT WASTED ON THE YOUNG? At Young People Read Old SFF James Davis Nicoll unleashes the panel on Joe Haldeman’s “Tricentennial”. This month’s selection has an unusual history for a Hugo finalist, having been commissioned to accompany an already

James L. Sutter and Cat Rambo Online Class Offered as Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights
Improving the Real World while Building Imaginary Ones – James L. Sutter and the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers co-sponsor fundraiser for reproductive rights Across the country, creatives are working to protect besieged reproductive rights. When co-creator of Pathfinder and

Pixel Scroll 5/11/22 Pixelled In The Scroll By A Chuck Tingle Pixel Scroll Title
STAR TREK SPOILER WARNING. Let that be said right up front. Anybody that doesn’t want Picard Season 2 spoiled, please skip to the next item. Okay. Now for the rest of you: “Star Trek Producers Fought Over Which New

Seven Finalists Announced in Self-Published Science Fiction Competition
Seven books have reached the finals of the inaugural Self-Published Science Fiction Competition, created by Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan. Of the 300 titles originally entered in the contest, one of these will emerge the winner: Monster of the Dark

Fantasy StoryBundle Submissions Call Open Through 5/30
SFWA’s Independent Authors Committee is open for submissions for their next fantasy StoryBundle to be released this fall. Submissions will be accepted through May 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The committee cites this as a chance for independent and small

It’s About Time
By Rich Lynch: It was back in 2014 that a student filmmaker at Stephen F. Austin State University, Ricky Kennedy, created an extraordinary short movie titled The History of Time Travel. Exploration of “what ifs” is central to good storytelling

Pixel Scroll 5/10/22 Of All The Pixels In The World, She Scrolls In To Mine
RICK RIORDAN HURLS THUNDERBOLT. Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan today condemned the racist backlash against Leah Jeffries, the young actor who is set to play Annabeth Chase in the upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. “Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase”

Hugo Nominees and Other Anime
By Michaele Jordan: About a month ago, when I posted my first file here on File 770, I was delighted to discover that I was not alone in my fondness for Korean SF/F. (Thank you all!) I immediately started collecting

Pixel Scroll 5/9/22 Listen: There’s A Hell Of A Good Pixel Next Door; Let’s Scroll
RAMBO ACADEMY. Cat Rambo asks: Want to move from promising rejections to actual acceptances? The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers offers live and on-demand classes as well as a virtual campus featuring daily co-working sessions, weekly story discussion, and other Zoom-based

SFWA Silent Auction Is Live, Continues Through May 16
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., (SFWA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is holding its second annual online “silent auction” to support its advocacy efforts for all creators and its over 2,200 members. The auction opened today and continues

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

Remembering Bruce Pelz
By Rich Lynch: Twenty years ago today I lost a friend. I remember first learning about it from an Internet news group: [Matthew Tepper] “I have just returned from tonight’s LASFS meeting. Larry Niven announced that Bruce

AWARDS

2021 Bram Stoker Awards
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the Bram Stoker Award® winners for the 2021 calendar year on May 14 at StokerCon 2022 in Denver. SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL Jones, Stephen Graham – My Heart Is a Chainsaw (Gallery/Saga Press) SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST

2022 Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalists
The finalists for the 2022 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected. “If the Martians Have Magic,” P. Djeli Clark, Uncanny Magazine, Sept 2021 “Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma,” R.S.A. Garcia, Clarkesworld, Jan

2022 Nebula Awards Toastmasters Announced
Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman will be the toastmasters for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 57th Annual Nebula Awards®. The Nebula Awards Ceremony will be livestreamed free to the public online on May 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific on SFWA’s social

2022 Dagger Awards Shortlists
The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) of the United Kingdom announced the shortlist for the 2022 Dagger Awards on May 13. The Daggers were first given in 1955, but for the first five years CWA called its top honor the Crossed Red Herring Award.

2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire
The winners of the were announced today. The jurors for the award were Joëlle Wintrebert (president), Jean-Luc Rivera (vice-president), Nicolas Winter (deputy), Jean-Claude Dunyach (treasurer), Sylvie Allouche, François Angelier, Audrey Burki, Olivier Legendre, Sylvie Le Jemtel. The

Tähtivaeltaja Award 2022
The winner of the 2022 Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) Award was announced May 11. The award, sponsored by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society, goes to the best science fiction book published in Finland in the previous year which the judges have determined

 

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