AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/10/22

Award news from comics to crime; Fannish news, from Bradbury to bomb threats!

NEWS

The Next Bradbury Roundup Is – Now!
File 770’s “all Bradbury all the time” coverage continues. (1) ARTEMIS. John King Tarpinian picked up an extra ticket to make sure Ray will be on board. (2) TAKE NOTES. “’It Came From Outer Space’ musical review: short on camp,

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CULTURAL INSIGHTS INTO A MULTIVERSE. [Item by Soon Lee.] This terrific article by S. Qiouyi Lu explores many aspects of Everything Everywhere All at Once from a Chinese-American perspective that might not be immediately apparent to a Western viewer.

Pixel Scroll 7/8/22 Doctor Scroll In The Multipixel Of Madness
IN SUIT OVER CONTROLLED DIGITAL LENDING PARTIES FILE FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. This week both parties to the lawsuit over “controlled digital lending” — four publishers on one side and the Internet Archive on the other — filed motions for

Pixel Scroll 7/7/22 What We Scroll In The Pixels
THREE STORIES. Connie Willis is angry “Regarding the Roe V. Wade Decision”, and uses three stories to explain why. Although in my private life, I’m intensely (some would say obsessively) interested in politics, I try to keep my website

FanX Co-founder Bryan Brandenburg Accused of Making Bomb Threats
Bryan Brandenburg, co-founder of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, was arrested at his Waipahu home in Hawaii on May 23 reports the Deseret News and appeared in a Hawaii federal court the following day to face charges of transmitting threats

The Heinlein Society 2022 Scholarship Winners
The Heinlein Society celebrated Robert A. Heinlein’s 115th birthday today by announcing the winners of its 2022 Scholarship competition. Expanded to four this year, the $4,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. Virginia Heinlein Scholarship

Robert Lichtman (1942-2022)
Acclaimed fanzine fan Robert Lichtman died July 6 at the age of 79. He was an 18-time FAAn Award winner — six for his fanzine Trap Door, 10 for his letters of comment, and twice scored “Number one fan face”.

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HEARING FROM DELANY. Sally Wiener Grotta kicks off a new video interview series — “What If? Why Not? How?” – with the help of Samuel Delany (who has more to say in the comments at Facebook). A few weeks ago,

Tor.com Suffers Unexplained Outages
Tor.com usually has up to a dozen new posts a day. However, even while their social media (Twitter, Facebook) continues to announce new posts on the site, when I click on them all links lead to the Newsletter signup page.

Floyd Norman Unable to Attend Chicon 8
Chicon 8 today announced that Floyd Norman will be unable to participate in the 2022 Worldcon at the level of Guest of Honor. Floyd Norman, who is 87, was the first African-American animator at Disney, and worked for many other

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WORD OF MOUTH BECAME WORD OF EYE. The New York Times analyzes “How TikTok Became a Best Seller Machine”. …Now one of the commanding forces in adult fiction, BookTok has helped authors sell 20 million printed books in 2021,

FantasyCon 2022 Canceled
FantasyCon, the annual convention of the British Fantasy Society, has been canceled for 2022. Lee Harris, who was running the event on behalf of the BFS, informed their Executive Committee last week that it wasn’t financially viable. The con website

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GREEN BONE GETS RED LIGHT. A TV series adaptation of Fonda Lee’s Green Bone Saga will not be produced: “Peacock has canceled an award-winning fantasy epic and fans are up in arms” reports TechRadar. Peacock has canceled its planned

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

Utah Selected as Site of Westercon 76 in 2024
Utah in 2024, being the only bid for Westercon 76, has been voted the rights to host the convention. The site selection results were announced at the Westercon 74 Business Meeting in Tonopah on July 3. The Utah in 2024 …

AWARDS

2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalists
Finalists have been announced for the 2022 Silver Falchion award given by the Killer Nashville Writers Conference in Franklin, Tennessee. The Silver Falchion award categories cover the spectrum of popular literature. The conference’s Reader’s Choice nominees also have been posted. The conference takes

2022 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees
Twenty-five nominees have been chosen for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large

2022 Prometheus Best Novel and Hall of Fame Winners
The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the Best Novel and Hall of Fame for Best Classic Fiction Prometheus Award winners for 2022. PROMETHEUS AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL. Rich Man’s Sky by Wil McCarthy (Baen Books), has won the 2022 Prometheus Award for Best Novel

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2022 Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award science fiction book of the year was released on July 8. The six titles are: Deep Wheel Orcadia – Harry Josephine Giles (Picador) Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber) A Desolation

What Are You Nominating for the Dragon Awards?
Will voters become complacent after last year’s progress toward prying Puppy paws loose from the Dragon Awards? In 2021 the seven novel categories on the ballot were loaded with books fans read and talked about. Wouldn’t it be great to keep

2021 Leo Literary Award Winners
The 2021 Leo Literary Awards were announced on July 6. The Leo Awards’ goal is to highlight exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. The juried award is given to those works that surpass a benchmark score, which means that there

2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award Shortlist
The 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy shortlist was revealed July 6 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The eight titles were selected from the 18-title longlist. The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (Harper Voyager) A Song with Teeth (Los

2022 Diana Jones Award Shortlist
Four finalists for the 2022 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — a website, an activist and game designer, and two RPGs. The award is given to the person, product, company, event or any other thing that has,

Crime Fiction Awards News of July 2022
NED KELLY AWARDS SHORTLIST The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing, established in

2022 Prix Rosny Aîné Shortlist
The shortlist for the Prix Rosny Aîné 2021 for French science fiction has been announced by Bruno Para, awards secretary. There are two categories, novels and short stories. The winners, as decided by a vote of the members, will be revealed

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