Toy award finalists (everyone loves toys, especially award-winning ones!), lots of other awards, Emmys too. And Pixel Scroll.


Banned Books Week 2022
Banned Books Week runs September 26-October 2. “This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials. Readers, particularly students, are losing access to critical information, and librarians and teachers are under attack for

Chicon 8 Fan Fund Activities Final Tally
Fan Fund activities at Chicon 8 brought in a total of $4,649.64 reports Geri Sullivan, co-administrator of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund. Fan funds enable a well-known fan to attend a major science fiction convention in another country or region. The Live Auction brought in

Pixel Scroll 9/17/22 The Last Scroll Title On Earth Sat Alone In A Room
JAYMEE GOH ANTHOLOGY HAS EKPEKI STORY. Don’t Touch That, an anthology about parenting edited by Jaymee Goh, was released this week. It includes Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki’s latest short story “Mother’s Love, Father’s Place”. He says, “It’s a historical fantasy

The Original Avengers Assemble For A War Across Time
Two industry legends team up for the greatest Kang saga of all time in Avengers: War Across Time, a new limited series starting in January. Set during Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck’s original groundbreaking run of Avengers, this

Pixel Scroll 9/16/22 Scroll Down, You Click Too Fast, You’ve Got To Make The Pixels Last
AI IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR CONTENT THEFT. Malcolm F. Cross wryly begins his email with this link, “I’m sooooort of pleased to announce that discovering another theft of my work inspired me to do a little art project.

HWA Renames Silver Hammer Award for Karen Lansdale
The Horror Writers Association announced today that the Karen Lansdale Silver Hammer is the new name of the award given to an HWA volunteer “who has done a truly massive amount of work for the organization, often unsung and behind

Pixel Scroll 9/15/22 One Fist Science Fiction, The Other Fantasy, If The Right One Don’t Get You, Then The Left One Will
JUSTICE FOR SYLVIA ANDERSON. [Item by SF Concatenation’s Jonathan Cowie.] Last night’s BBC Radio 4 arts programme, Front Row, devoted a substantive amount of time to the airbrushing of Sylvia Anderson from Anderson productions by Gerry Anderson and then

Steve Vertlieb is “Back From The Suture”
[Editor’s Note: A week ago I met Steve and his brother Erwin for lunch. Instead of heading home the next morning, it turns out Steve collapsed at a farewell dinner that night. Fortunately, Steve is back to writing and able

Pixel Scroll 9/14/22 Scroll Is The Mind-Killer. Scroll Is The Little File That Brings Total Pixelation
WARNER BROS. BARS SHOWING OF ‘THE PEOPLE’S JOKER’. Polygon is there when “The People’s Joker, a hilarious trans riff on DC characters, shut down over ‘rights issues’” after a single screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, following a

SFWA Makes Safety Resources Available to SFF Community
SFWA has announced the publication of their Safety Resources, a new set of webpages on the SFWA website located here. These resources contain useful information for creators maintaining an online presence and touch on safety considerations for in-person events for both

Review: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Review by Michaele Jordan: Friends, let me tell you about one of my favorite TV shows. But I must admit to you up front that it’s not SF/F. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is, as I assume you’ve deduced from the title,

Pixel Scroll 9/13/22 Of Course That’s Scrollock Holmes. He’s Wearing A Godstalker And Scrolling A Meershaum Pixel
CONGRATULATIONS. The 2022 Washington State Book Award Winners in the Books For Adults Categories include two by authors often in the news here. Biography/Memoir “Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism” by Elsa Sjunneson, of Seattle (S&S/Simon Element)

Pixel Scroll 9/12/22 The Following Scroll Was Taped In Front Of An Audience Of Live People (Plus Some Zombies)
YOU’RE THE TOPS. The Self-Published Science Fiction Competition announced the winner of its 2022 Best Covers poll. Voters said Kirk DouPonce’s cover for Debunked: Volume One was the best among the entries to this year’s edition of the contest.

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

Lindisfarne, Ngaio Marsh, and Capital Crime Fingerprint Awards News
LINDISFARNE PRIZE FOR CRIME FICTION The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction is a literary prize which recognizes outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction. The 2022 winner has been announced. The Children of Gaia by Jacqueline Auld The winning


Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022
The judging panel for the announced the winners at FantasyCon on September 17. FANTASY Zoraida Córdova, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina SCIENCE FICTION Arkady Martine, A Desolation Called Peace BLURRED BOUNDARIES Ryka Aoki, Light from Uncommon Stars DEBUT Lorraine

2022 Ignyte Awards
The third annual Ignyte Awards winners were announced September 17 in an online ceremony hosted by Brent Lambert. The Ignyte Awards “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscape of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

British Fantasy Awards 2022
The winners of the 2022 British Fantasy Awards were announced at FantasyCon on September 17. BEST NEWCOMER (THE SYDNEY J. BOUNDS AWARD) Shelley Parker-Chan, for She Who Became the Sun (Tor) BEST FILM / TELEVISION PRODUCTION Last Night in Soho BEST NON-FICTION Writing the

Meet the 2022 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists
The twelve National Toy Hall of Fame 2022 finalists were revealed on September 14. Only three will take their honored places in the hall this year when they are announced by The Strong on Thursday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m. Bingo American

2022 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
The 2022 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on September 15 in a virtual ceremony available to watch here. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest

Chicon 8 Art Show Winners
Elizabeth Klein-Lebbink, Chicon 8 Art Show Director, reports these are the creators who took home awards from the Chicon 8 Art show. Best in Show: Vincent DiFate, “The Outer Reach”Best 2D Work: Eric Wilkerson, “Alien Lives Matter”Best 3D Work: John Douglass, “Green Autoe

McIlvanney Prize 2022
The 2022 McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year were presented on September 15. 2022 MCILVANNEY PRIZE The McIlvanney Prize recognizes excellence in Scottish crime writing, and includes a prize of

2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards
Jacqueline Bublitz swept the field when the winners of the for best novel were announced on September 15. The Ngaio Marsh Awards have celebrated the best New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller, and suspense writing since 2010. The results were revealed

Baxter Wins 2022 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
The results of the 2022 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story were announced September 3. They are: GRAND PRIZE: “On Cultivating a Chosen One” by Christopher Baxter Second Place: “Red Lanterns” by Marshall J. Moore Third Place: “Exchanged” by Brittany Rainsdon

2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists
Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land is among the six fiction finalists for the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Given for both fiction and nonfiction, the prize honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice,

2022 Dwarf Stars Winners
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association‘s Dwarf Stars 2022 award winners have been announced. The award recognizes the best speculative poem of 1–10 lines published in the previous year, and is designed to honor excellent scifaiku, tanka, cinquains, and other types of short

2022 Emmy Winners
The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony aired on September 12. Below are the winners of genre interest in the major categories. The complete list of winners is here. DRAMA LEAD ACTOR Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) DIRECTING, DRAMA Squid Game, “Red Light,

Justina Ireland Wins Scott O’Dell Award
The 2022 Scott O’Dell Award winner is Justina Ireland for Ophie’s Ghosts. The annual award of $5,000 goes to an author for a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults. Ophie is twelve when she sees

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