AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/22/22

2022 Nebula Awards; Nommo shortlist, Tomorrow Prize, other awards and Twitter bans someone for the third time.

AWARDS

2022 Prix Imaginales
The winners were announced May 21 at the Imaginales festival in Epinal, France. The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy of the year published in France in seven categories. [NOTE: The Prix Imaginales is a different award than the Grand

SFWA Announces the 57th Nebula Award Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) today announced the winners of the 57th Annual Nebula Awards® during a virtual ceremony streamed live as part of the 2022 Nebula Conference Online. The award recognizes the excellent works

2022 Roswell Award
The Roswell Award and Feminist Futures Award winners were announced on May 21, recognizing outstanding new works of science fiction by emerging writers from across the United States and worldwide, including the winner of this year’s feminist themed sci-fi story.

2022 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
The shortlists for the 2022 Mythopoeic Awards were revealed May 17. MYTHOPOEIC FANTASY AWARD FOR ADULT LITERATURE Katherine Addison, The Witness for the Dead (Tor, 2021) Ryka Aoki, Light from Uncommon Stars (Tor Books, 2021) P. Djèlí Clark, A Master

2022 Eisner Awards Nominations
Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2022, chosen by a panel of judges. The nominees in 32 categories reflect the wide range of material being published in the U.S. today in comics and graphic

Premios Kelvin 505 – 2022 Finalists
Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee revealed the 2021 shortlists for its Premios Kelvin 505 on May 16. The trophies are scheduled for presentation at Festival Celsius 232 which takes place July 19-23 in Avilés, Spain. Mejor novela original en castellano publicada por

The 2022 New York Science Fiction Film Festival Winners
The 2022 New York Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the award winners for its second edition, which featured a lineup of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films and screenplay entries. Held virtually on Friday, May 13 and Sunday, May 15, and in person on Saturday,

2022 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards Go to Arley Sorg, Troy L. Wiggins, and Petra Mayer
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will present the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award to Arley Sorg and Troy L. Wiggins, and posthumously, to Petra Mayer at the 57th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards® ceremony. The ceremony will stream live on SFWA’s YouTube and Facebook

2022 Nommo Awards Shortlist
The African Speculative Fiction Society has released the 2022 shortlist for the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction. The African Speculative Fiction Society, composed of professional and semiprofessional African writers, editors, publishers, graphic artists and film makers, was founded in 2016. The

2022 Tomorrow Prize Finalists
The Tomorrow Prize and The Green Feather Award: Celebrity Readings & Honors, an in-person event on May 22, will recognize outstanding new works of science fiction written by Los Angeles County high school students, as well as this year’s winning

2022 Roswell Award Finalists
The Roswell Award and Feminist Futures Award: Celebrity Readings and Honors on May 21 will recognize outstanding new works of science fiction by emerging writers from across the United States and worldwide, including the winner of this year’s feminist themed

NEWS

Review: Neom by Lavie Tidhar
By Paul Weimer: Lavie Tidhar’s Neom is a stunning return to his world of Central Station, twinning the fates of humans and robots alike at a futuristic city on the edge of the Red Sea. There has been a town at the place

Pixel Scroll 5/21/22 The Appertainment of Item-Fifth
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Cora Buhlert rocked Twitter with another #MastersOfTheUniverse action figure photo story. Thread starts here. Don’t miss it! (2) GENRE BOOKS TARGETED FOR BAN. The Washington Post’s Hannah Natanson says two Virginia Republican state legislators have

SFWA Members-Only Directory Info Exposed
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) notified members today that someone using SFWA membership credentials has accessed the members-only directory, copied the member-facing data, and released it publicly. The announcement understandably did not say specifically where the data

Marvel Comics Celebrates Pride Month With New Star Wars Pride Variant Covers
LGBTQIA+ characters from a galaxy far, far away grace the covers of your favorite Marvel Star Wars comics starting in June Revealed on StarWars.com, Marvel Comics and Lucasfilmhave teamed up to celebrate Pride Month with a new collection of stunning Star

Pixel Scroll 5/20/22 With Great Pixels Come Great Scrolls
AUTHORS SEND CONGRESS LETTER AGAINST BOOK BANNING. We Need Diverse Books reports on the “Letter from 1,300 Children’s and YA Authors on Book Banning” sent to the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties this week. …The letter was drafted

Celebrate 60 Amazing Years of Spider-Man with New Variant Covers
Check out all 20 Beyond Amazing variant covers, hitting stands starting in August. To honor Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, some of the industry’s greatest artists have banded together on one incredible variant cover program. Beginning this August, Beyond Amazing variant covers will

Pixel Scroll 5/19/22 That’s Why I Called The Song Alice’s Pixel Scroll
HWA RELEASES SOCIAL MEDIA STATS. The Horror Writers Association shared some numbers about their coverage of social media platforms. a. Facebook page: 3713 followers b. Facebook group: 15.8K membersc. Twitter: 22.3K followersd. Instagram: 3713 followers e. Slasher: 5500f. Discord Server: 150 members – has same functions as

Pixel Scroll 5/18/22 Fili, Scrolli, Pixeli – I Liked, Scrolled And Pixeled — Fiulius Pixar
ANIME CENTRAL RELAXES MASK POLICY. Anime Central is a convention taking place in Chicago from May 20-22. At the end of April the con committee was adamant that for ACen 2022 they’d be requiring all attendees to wear a

Where to View 57th Annual Nebula Awards® Ceremony & Conference Programming
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) invites the speculative fiction community to view the 57th Annual Nebula Awards® Ceremony livestream on May 21 at 5pm Pacific Time (PT). Programming topics for the Nebula Conference, which runs May 20–22, are

Reforming the Short Form Hugo: A Guest Post by Dale Skran
By Dale Skran: For a long time, I’ve felt the Short Form Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation was not properly organized to give an award to the best “Television” SF of the previous year. My critique was three-fold: (1) Requiring

Pixel Scroll 5/17/22 Never Scroll Pixels After Midnight
JEMISIN ON BBC. The BBC World Service’s In the Studio program features “N K Jemisin: Writing new worlds”. (Also available at BBC Sounds.) New York-based writer N. K. Jemisin is one of the biggest names in modern science-fiction. She’s

Twitter Pitches Third Strike at Jon Del Arroz
Jon Del Arroz’ @Rislandiabooks Twitter account has bitten the dust, suspended only a matter of days after launching. Previously, it took months of people reporting his @JonDelArroz (“Jon Del Arroz Permabanned from Twitter”) and then his @LeadingHispanic (“JDA Out of

DisCon III Gives $20K Pass-Along Funds Grant to Chicon 8
DisCon III has sent Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, a grant of $20,000 as an initial payment toward the funds that DisCon agreed to contribute under the Worldcon Pass-Along Funds Agreement. Since being instituted in 1989, nearly

Pixel Scroll 5/16/22 I’ve Scrolled Pixels You People Wouldn’t Believe
DISCON III SOUVENIR BOOK NOW AVAILABLE IN CHINESE. The 2021 Worldcon committee has had the Souvenir Book translated into Chinese. It is digitally available in either English or Chinese on their website to anyone who wishes a copy. The English

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #65
Dark Corners and Illumination By Chris M. Barkley: “Let me reiterate: Racism is a system. As such, it is fueled as much by chance as by hostile intentions and equally the best intentions as well. It is whatever systematically

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