Lots of news from Worldcon


Pixel Scroll 9/3/22 I Have Come To Praise Your Furries, Not To Scroll Them
CHICON 8 ATTENDANCE UPDATE. Registration Area Head Elayne Pelz reported on Facebook that as of 11:15 a.m. Saturday there were 3,308 attendees present at Chicon 8. (2) HUGO LIVESTREAM. Chicon 8 announced that the Hugo Awards ceremony will begin

EPH Re-Ratified, Pro-Ukraine and Anti-Lukianenko Resolutions Passed by Chicon 8 Business Meeting
The “E Pluribus Hugo” system of counting Hugo Award nominations was re-ratified at Saturday’s Chicon 8 WSFS Business Meeting. Also passed were a resolution of solidarity with Ukraine, and another resolution condemning Sergey Lukianenko, a guest of honor of the

Peter Nicholls’ “Genre Fiction: The Roaring Years” Available from Ansible Editions
Peter Nicholls (1939-2018) was an important science fiction critic and commentator for four decades starting in the Seventies. He published reviews and essays in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction (which he edited 1974-1978), The New York Review of Science Fiction, Vector and many other

Pixel Scroll 9/2/22 Why Am I The Only Person Who Ever Has That Dream
THE POPULATION OF CHICON 8. Chicon 8’s Star Chart reported on the con’s first day, September 1, as of 7:30PM CDT, there were 2,610 warm bodies on site. (2) CHICON 8 BUSINESS MEETING. Alex Acks is liveblogging the Chicon

Kampcon Bid for Uganda in 2028 Releases Statement
Micheal Kabunga, Coordinator of the Kampcon bid to hold the Worldcon in 2028 in Kampala, Uganda had this statement presented at Chicon 8 today. Statement of intentions to bid and host the 86th Worldcon in 2028 in Kampala Uganda (KAMPCON)

The Eagle Has Landed — Ekpeki Arrives at Chicon 8
He made it! Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki piled up enough miracles to get to Chicon 8 today. Fiona Moore took this photo of Ekpeki at the Worldcon a short time ago. (Photo used by permission.) While he was in transit last

Guest Post: Ukrainian Fandom At Chicon 8
By Borys Sydiuk: Friends, on behalf of the Ukrainian Fandom I would like to thank everyone who supports us at this time. We have been hurt by those who bring politics to Worldcon, who use their platform to hate. Using

Hugo and Lodestar Bases Unveiled at Chicon 8 Opening Ceremonies
Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, displayed the 2022 Hugo Award base and the 2022 Lodestar Award during Opening Ceremonies. The 2022 Hugo Award base was designed by Brian Keith Ellison, owner of BKE Designs, Inc., a company local

Pixel Scroll 9/1/22 It’s Not A Pixel Scroll, It’s A Flamin’ Platypus
PHOTO FROM THURSDAY’S FILE 770 MEETUP AT CHICON 8. The first File 770 meetup organized by Hampus Eckerman happened this morning – here’s a photo of some of the fans who made it. From left to right, Nicole, Martin

Update Filers Meetup for Worldcon
By Hampus Eckerman: There is a Jazz Festival running in the Millennium Park which makes it an impractical place to have a meetup. There are fences and cops everywhere. Instead, we will move the meetup closer. We meet at Friday,

2023 SFWA Givers Fund Grant Applications Due October 1
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is accepting applications for Givers Fund Grants through October 1, 2022. Successful applicants will be granted funds for use in 2023. Givers Fund Grants are annual grants awarded to projects that support SFWA’s mission to

BSFS Reports Results of the Code of Conduct Investigation Concerning Balticon 56
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) Board of Directors today issued a statement about their investigation into “Stephanie Burke’s comments at Balticon 56 and our senior staff’s treatment of Stephanie Burke.” They determined Burke’s statements on Balticon 56 program did

Cats Sleep on SFF: Charles de Lint
Charles de Lint gave us the green light to share Joey’s first birthday photo. The pup’s celebration included a visit to MaryAnn Harris in the hospital. Be sure to check out the Harris – de Lint Recovery Gofundme and Charles’

Top 10 Stories for August 2022
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki was at the top of the news all month long. Early in August some anonymous bloggers drew his ire for discounting his work as a reprint anthologist. Then, two weeks ago it looked like the Hugo finalist’s

Ekpeki Faces More Obstacles As He Tries to Fly to Chicago
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki finally received a visa to come to the 2022 Worldcon in Chicago, however, he missed his first flight for reasons explained below. He believes that problem will be overcome, however, he says the entire trip still depends

Pixel Scroll 8/31/22 A Lapozás Tele Van Pixelekkel
A CRITIQUE OF NEAL STEPHENSON. In The New Atlantis: “The Supergenius at the End of the World”. … And yet for all of sci-fi’s close attentiveness to arcane scientific ideas — say, the equivalence principle or the physics of

More Information Shared About Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki’s Successful Second Visa Application
Nigerian sff author and 2022 Hugo finalist Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki announced yesterday he was granted a visa to attend Chicon 8 after a second interview with the U.S. Embassy staff in Lagos. The Chicon 8 committee issued a press release

Pixel Scroll 8/30/22 Set Out Filing But I Take My Time, A Friend Of The Pixel Is A Scroll Of Mine
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman invites listeners to join writer David Ebenbach for cheesecake in D.C. on Episode 179 of the Eating the Fantastic podcast. David’s the author of eight books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, the most recent

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Granted Visa to Attend Chicon 8
Nigerian sff author Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki announced today he has been granted a visa to attend the 2022 Worldcon in Chicago this weekend after a second interview at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos. More information to follow. (For details about

Supercharge Your SFF Career With These Ten Tips from Writer X
By Melanie Storm: We’re celebrating a year of Writer X with a giveaway! For three weeks from August 29 to September 12, simply leave a comment on upcoming Writer X fits for your chance to win an exclusive Writer X

The Fan Who Had a Disease Named After Him
By Rich Lynch: Once in a while, just for the fun of it, I do Internet research to find out what happened to science fiction fans who were active in past decades. And with Chicon 8 now looming on the

Filers and Meetups at Chicon 8
By Hampus Eckerman: Hello everyone! I have tried to compile a list of all Filers appearing in Programming. As I am certain I have missed several of you, please add in the comments if you are participating. Also, please add

Pixel Scroll 8/29/22 Of All The Pixels In The World, She Scrolls Into Mine
THE SECOND TIME AROUND? Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki tweeted that he went to a new visa appointment today. He had not posted about the outcome as of this writing. (2) OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CHICON 8 – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES.

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


Endeavour Award Taking Entries
The Endeavour Award for science fiction or fantasy written by Pacific Northwest writers is back. Entries are being accepted through November 15, 2022. The winner receives a handsome physical award and a cash prize of $1,000. The award, sponsored by

Sidewise Award Winners for 2021
The winners of the 2021 Sidewise Awards were announced this afternoon at Chicon 8. The awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. SHORT FORM Alan Smale, “Gunpowder Treason,” Tales from Alternate Earths, Vol. III, Inklings Press,

2022 Horror Writers Association Scholarship Winners Announced
In 2022 the Horror Writers Association (HWA) awarded 13 scholarships/grants/endowments with a total value of $15,650 to assist writers looking to pursue a career as a writer of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. They also have named the libraries that

2022 Nommo Awards
The 2022 winners of the African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards were announced today in a ceremony held during Chicon 8. The Awards were hosted by Sheree Renée Thomas and presented by previous winners Chikodili Emelumadu, Wole Talabi and Oghenechovwe

First Fandom Awards and Big Heart Award Given at Chicon 8 Opening Ceremonies
Three First Fandom awards were announced during Chicon 8’s opening ceremonies on September 1. The Big Heart Award for service to fandom also was presented. First Fandom was created in 1958. The modern organization defines as “dinosaurs” those active in science

2022 Ringo Awards Final Ballot
The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards final ballot has been released. The nominees were selected by the combined efforts of jury and public voting. Final ballot voting is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and

2022 Ned Kelly Awards
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of the . The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing, established in 1995. BEST DEBUT CRIME

2022 Davitt Awards
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the , recognizing the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. The Davitts are named after Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865.

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