Awards, Pixel Scrolls, Awards, Pixel Scrolls…Awards – Amazing Stories nominated for Best Magazine Neffy!, and Australian Fairy Tales, the Big Heart Award, Wendig & DeCandido, Clarion Workshop, more


Pixel Scroll 6/22/19 He Came Scrolling Across The Pixels With His Files And His Churls
MÜNCHHAUSEN DEBATE. Some regard Retro-Hugo nominee Münchhausen to be the best thing on the ballot, while others are considering refusing to rank it at all because the movie was made in Germany during the Third Reich. Cora Buhlert and

2019 Elgin Award Finalists
Nominations for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Elgin Award have closed and Charles Christian, the 2019 Elgin Award Chair reports the works named below are the nominees. The award is named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, and

Origins Awards 2019
The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presented the Origins Awards 2019 on June 15. AAGAD presents the Origins Awards to companies for outstanding games in the hobby industry. Members of the Academy vote on each category. The winner of

You’ll Expect Me To, and I Do
By John Hertz: Hermann Hesse’s Glass Bead Game is one of the finest s-f novels, indeed one of the finest novels. I rejoice to find it on the Retro-Hugo ballot. Its architecture, characterization, and what we’ve called world-building, are masterly.

2019 Utopiales Awards Shortlists
Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes. The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a

2019 Clarion Workshop Marked by Special Events and Activities
The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop begins June 23. The intensive six-week summer program at UC San Diego focuses on fundamentals particular to the writing of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Clarion Faculty Reading Series: While the workshop

Pixel Scroll 6/21/19 No, My Toupee Isn’t Slipping, That’s My Emotional Support Tribble
BE THE FIRST ON THE MOON. Apollo 11 in Real Time is a very impressive site that collates all kinds of archival mission material to simulate a real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon. You can watch

2019 Manning Award Nominees
Comic-Con International has announced the 2019 nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. The Manning Award is presented to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of

Pixel Scroll 6/20/19 Mamas, Don’t Let Your Pixels Grow Up To Be Scrollers
SHE MAKES TOR LOOK GOOD. Congratulations! “Irene Gallo Promoted to Vice President, Publisher of”. …Irene joined Tor Books twenty-six years ago and quickly rose to head the Art Department. She has won the World Fantasy Award, the Richard

Fantastic Fiction at KGB Readings Series Ties in to Keith R.A. DeCandido and Chuck Wendig
By Mark Blackman: On the damp, almost-almost summer evening of Wednesday, June 19th, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted authors Keith R.A. DeCandido and Chuck Wendig at its venue, the aptly-named Red Room at the 2nd floor KGB Bar

2019 Neffy Nominations
The National Fantasy Fan Federation has published the nominations for the 2019 Neffy Awards, honoring works appearing in 2018. Best Novel (over 100,000 words) Against Three Lands—George Phillies A Guide For Murdered Children—Sarah Sparrow Legion—The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Pixel Scroll 6/19/19 You’ve Got Mule!
GREEN EYED MONSTER. Elizabeth Bear’s “Jealousy part two: what if it isn’t a friend?” is a public post from her subscription newsletter. In response to my previous newsletter on dealing with jealousy for the career successes of friends and

SFF at Pasadena Chalk Fest
”Pasadena’s 2019 Chalk Fest”, held this past weekend, featured spectacular work from nearly 600 talented chalk artists. More coverage and a gallery at the Pasadena Star-News. Allie Shehorn won Best New Artist for her White Rabbit: Stan Lee and friends

About the Big Heart Award
By John Hertz: Thanks to Colleen McMahon for taking note, in a recent post, of E. Everett Evans “Triple-E” and the Big Heart Award. Triple- E was great. The Big Heart is the highest service award in the SF community,

Pixel Scroll 6/18/19 I Started A Pixel, Which Started The Whole World Scrolling
KLOOS SIGNS OFF TWITTER. Marko Kloos left Facebook seven months ago, and today deleted his Twitter account, too. He explains why in “Writing and the Internet”. I have to come to realize that over the last few years, the

2019 Australian Fairy Tale Society Award
Dr. Robyn Floyd is the winner of the Australian Fairy Tale Society’s Annual Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture. The prize acknowledges contributions to the fairy-tale field in Australia. Robyn is an expert on Australian fairy

2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones scored big at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 18. Here are the winners of genre interest: BEST MOVIE Avengers: Endgame BEST SHOW Game of Thrones BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Carnegie Medal Goes to Acevedo, Morris Receives Greenaway Medal
The winners of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards were revealed June 18 in at a ceremony at The British Library. The debut novel from Dominican-American author and slam poetry champion Elizabeth Acevedo clinched the CILIP Carnegie

Wandering Through the Public Domain #15
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: E. Everett Evans (1893-1958) is one of those names I had never heard of before getting involved with Librivox. Based in

Pixel Scroll 6/17/19 I’d Like To Teach The Scroll To Sing In Pixel’ed Harmony
NIXRAY VISION. YouTuber Dominic Noble’s Lost in Adaptation series compares written works with their movie and TV adaptations. How important do you think it is for media visualizations to match up closely to your favorite written sff stories? The

2019 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists
Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2019 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story. They are: “Breach of Contract” by Anne Leonard “Demons on the Canadian Frontier” by Shannon Walker “FedEx” by Sam Robb

Even More Crime Fiction Awards
The winner of the Mystery Writers Whodunit Writing Competition, and longlists or shortlists for the Shamus Awards, Ngaio Marsh Awards, Killer Nashville Claymore Awards, and the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been

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