Lots of Awards and lots of news this week!


Pixel Scroll 8/6/22 Ours Is Not To Pixel Why, Ours Is But To Scroll And Die
THEY COULD HAVE BEEN CONTENDERS. Rich Horton has “Hugo Nomination Recommendations, 1959”, which he says is the next-to-last in the series. …I have cited Jo Walton’s excellent Informal History of the Hugos before, and in that book you can find Jo’s

The Thunderbolts Strike Down On The Marvel Universe With A New Mission
In the wake of Devil’s Reign, super heroes have been outlawed in New York City but starting next month, a new team of authorized super heroes will assemble in Thunderbolts #1. The five-issue limited series will be written by former →

Pixel Scroll 8/5/22 Welcome To The Scrolltel California. You Can Pixel Out Anytime But You Can Never Leave
HWA ELECTIONS UPCOMING. The Horror Writers Association will be holding elections for President, Secretary, and three Trustee positions in September. John Edward Lawson is running unopposed for President, and Becky Spratford is the lone candidate for Secretary. The candidates

Orlando in 2023 NASFiC Bid Folds
Orlando in 2023 NASFiC bid chair Adam Beaton today announced the bid has been cancelled. With a heavy heart, we write to inform you that Orlando is backing out of the 2023 NASFiC race. This was an incredibly difficult choice

Hidden Talents: A Story
Introduction: The reclusive (but convention-attending) J. Franklin March sometimes comments at File 770 and is retired, living in Florida. March says: “I wrote most of this story (my first fiction publication) over three years ago by hand and without having to

Pixel Scroll 8/4/22 Engine Summertime, And The Scrolling Is Easy
BIDDING WILF FAREWELL. Radio Times profiles the late actor in “Bernard Cribbins: How he brought magic to Doctor Who”. …It was when Howard Attfield, who’d played Donna’s dad in The Runaway Bride, passed away before his scenes could be completed

Pixel Scroll 8/3/22 We Don’t Need No Pixelcation, We Don’t Need No Scroll Control
HUGO VOTING DEADLINE APPROACHES. Chicon 8 reminds everyone that the Hugo Award voting deadline is August 11. Aiyee! Remember, you have only over one week left to vote for for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for best

Pixel Scroll 8/2/22 I Took My Files Down To Jaxom’s Ruth (You Know That Dragon With The Pixeled Tooth)
WITNESS FOR THE PLAINTIFF. Stephen King took the stand today and AP News was there: “Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial”. …King’s displeasure about the proposed merger led him to voluntarily testify for the government. “I

Review of The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (Newford #18), by Charles de Lint (author), Charles Vess (illustrator). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 2013 Review by Lis Carey: Lillian Kindred is an orphan girl living with her Aunt on a farm

Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly Magazine vol. 2 Released
The second issue of Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly from Arnie and Cathy Fenner is available. “The introduction explains our tardiness,” notes Arnie. Copies are being sold through Bud Plant, Stuart Ng, Dreamhaven Books, and Forbidden Planet NYC. The Bud’s Art Books

Pixel Scroll 8/1/22 The Scrolls Finally Busted Madame Marie For Filing Pixels Better Than They Did
CHICON 8 SITE SELECTION OPENS 8/6. Site Selection Administrator Warren Buff wrote to members today that voting for the location of both the 2024 Worldcon and the 2023 NASFiC will open August 6. Also that day there will be

Journey Planet – Erró
By James Bacon: Join the Journey Planet team as they look at the art of Erró, Iceland’s most famous Avant Garde artist, but are challenged by re-use, copying and the ongoing conflict created by pop-artists and their supporters as they

StokerCon 2023 Announces Next Guest of Honor
StokerCon 2023, the Horror Writers Association annual convention, will be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, from June 15-18th. Today they added a third Guest of Honor, author of Succulent Prey, The Resurrectionist, and more, Wrath James White. Find …

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Forty-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 & …

Top 10 Stories for July 2022
Widely respected author and editor Eric Flint died July 17 and his passing was mourned by many in the sff field, contributing to his obituary being the most-read post of July. Two days later Worldcon members got a partial look

Clarion West Announces 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop Instructors
The instructors for Clarion West’s 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop have been named. Week 1 – Mary Anne Mohanraj and Benjamin Rosenbaum Week 2 – Cat Rambo Week 3 – Samit Basu Week 4 – Karen Lord Week 5 –


2022 Munsey Award
Rick Lai has been named the winner of the . Lai was selected by a committee made up of all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award recipients. The award was presented at PulpFest in Chicago on August 6. Here is

2022 ENnie Awards
The were presented on August 5 at GenCon. BEST ADVENTURE Gold Uncaged: Goddesses, Unseelie Studios Authors: Amber Litke, Anthony Beal, Arnout Brokking, Cat Evans, D.E. Chaudron, Dylan Ramsey, Garrett Colón, Grady Wang, Isla Lader, Jackie Yang, Jesse Heinig,

The 2022 Shamus Awards
The winners of the 2022 Shamus Awards, for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2021, were announced August 4 by the Private Eye Writers of America. BEST PI HARDCOVER Family Business by S. J. Rozan (Pegasus)

2022 Diana Jones Award
The for Excellence in Gaming was presented at the annual Diana Jones Award ceremony in Indianapolis on August 3, the unofficial start of the Gen Con Indy convention. The winner is Ajit George, an activist and game

Inaugural Trigon Award Winners
[Item by Cora Buhlert.] The brand new Trigon Award, given by Spiral Tower Press, which publishes the magazines Whetstone and Witch House, was presented for the first time at SpiralCon 1, a new con held this past weekend at Christopher Newport University in

2022 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar Winner
Sabrina Železný is the recipient of the 2022 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar (Fantasy Award of the City of Wetzlar) for her novel Kondorkinder: Das Spiegelbuch und die verlorenen Geschichten published by Art Script Fantasy. The prize has been awarded since 1984 and is

ASFF Award Name Announcement Raises Protests
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation, led by President Juliette A H Cavendish and Vice President Geoff Allshorn, debuted a rebranded and redesigned website on August 1. It included plans for a youth fiction award to be named after the late Bill

Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 Finalists
The judging panel’s nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 have been announced. The winners will be announced in September. FANTASY Zoraida Córdova, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun P. Djèlí Clark, A Master of Djinn SCIENCE FICTION

2022 Glass Bell Award Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2022 Glass Bell Award, announced July 28, contains only one of the four books of genre interest that were on the twelve title longlist. That work is: Ariadne by Jennifer Saint The Glass Bell Award was established

2022 ENnie Nominees
The and Judges Spotlight Winners are out. The ENnie Awards are an annual, fan-based juried award system for all tabletop RPGs. The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site,

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