Batman is dead…and no, that’s not a comic book cover teaser!

Adam West (1928-2017)
Adam West, who became an icon of popular culture playing Batman in the campy TV series of the Sixties, died June 9 at the age of 88. He started acting as a teenager in several productions of the Philco-Goodyear Television … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/10/17 The Scrollish Pixelman’s Union
FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS. Share a grilled snook to die for with Elizabeth Hand in Episode 40 of Scott Edelman’s podcast Eating the Fantastic. We discussed why she probably won’t take LSD on her deathbed, what made her a fan … Continue reading →

BookExpo Shrinkage
By Andrew Porter: The most interesting part for me of the Associated Press article “Book industry looks to hold steady in turbulent time” was — Square footage for the show has shrunk noticeably in recent years and the large gaps … Continue reading →

Westercon 70 Completes Its Guest of Honor Slate
Westercon 70, happening in Tempe, AZ from July 1-4, has announced their final five Guests of Honor. Science GoH Henry Vanderbilt Henry founded Space Access Society in 1992 and ran the quietly influential annual Space Access Conferences in most of … Continue reading →

Young Steve Vertlieb’s TV Appearances — and Disappearances
By Steve Vertlieb : In the Summer of 1982, a young aspiring television film critic reviews a new film from director Steven Spielberg called E.T. I was being groomed at the time to be a weekly entertainment and film critic … Continue reading →

Black Panther Teaser Trailer
By Carl Slaughter: Check out the new Marvel Studios’ Black Panther poster and view the trailer. Hero. Legend. King.… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/9/17 A Simple Scrollable Pixel, Or How I Was Mike Glyered Into Filing
OPENING ROUND. Fantasy-Faction, in “The SPFBO: Introducing Round One!”, tells how they’re getting ready to participate in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. As you know, 300 competing titles have now been split into batches of 30 and assigned to … Continue reading →

Fifth Anniversary Philip K. Dick SF Film Festival Winners
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the award winners for its fifth anniversary event held May 25-30 in New York. The festival included over 100 films, exclusive premieres, virtual reality demonstrations and celebratory gatherings. “The awards … Continue reading →

Hugo Voter Technology
Apples or oranges, which is best? Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag asked for Filers’ help in solving a dilemma: I finished watching Stranger Things for the Hugos last night. How on earth am I supposed to judge a work that’s almost 7 … Continue reading →

Exploring the Videosphere
By Carl Slaughter: (1) Solve for the missing X. Deleted scenes explain the background on Logan X-Men characters who are referenced but did not appear or had smaller roles. To avoid X-Men 3 syndrome, the director chose to focus on … Continue reading →

Exploring the Videosphere
By Carl Slaughter: (1) Solve for the missing X. Deleted scenes explain the background on Logan X-Men characters who are referenced but did not appear or had smaller roles. To avoid X-Men 3 syndrome, the director chose to focus on … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/8/17 The Pixel Who Circumnavigated Filerland In A Scroll Of Her Own Making
BUM OF THE MONTH CLUB. The time is ripe for “The Official Pornokitsch Taxonomy of Villains”. So we’ve been at this Villain of the Month thing for a while now — since August 2016, to be precise — and … Continue reading →

Vixy and Tony Talk About their Band with Carl Slaughter
By Carl Slaughter: The first time I interviewed Vixy and Tony, we talked about the nature of filk music. Since then, they have released another album and added 2 band members. This interview is focused on the band itself. Carl … Continue reading →

Andrew Porter’s BookExpo Photo Gallery
Here are more photos from last weekend’s BookExpo in New York taken by Andrew Porter. Larry Correia, Tony Daniel: Tor Display: Ian Strock, Joe Berlant: James Minz, Larry Correia: Malka Older, Charlie Jane Anders: Overviews of the displays at … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/7/17 Pixel Me Your Best Shot, File Away!
A LITTLE LIST. James Davis Nicoll returns with “Twenty Core Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Speculative Fiction Works Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves”. As with the previous core lists, here are twenty Post-Apocalyptic Speculative Fiction Works chosen … Continue reading →

2017 Baileys Prize Goes to SF Book
Naomi Alderman’s The Power is the first science fiction novel to win the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction reports The Guardian. The thriller, set in a dystopian future where women and girls can kill men with a single touch, was … Continue reading →

NYRSF Readings Series Closes 26th Season with Miller and Donnelly
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series featured readings by Sam J. Miller and Lara Elena Donnelly, two Clarion “broodmates” from the graduating class of 2012 … Continue reading →

2017 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Andrea Hairston, Will Do Magic For Small Change (Aqueduct Press, 2016) Mary Robinette Kowal, Ghost Talkers (Tor, 2016) Patricia A. McKillip, Kingfisher … Continue reading →

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist
Six nominees for the 2017 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — two board games, a card game, a role-playing game, a LARP, and a convention. The winner will be named August 16, the day before … Continue reading →

Voting Opens for Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award
Today Baen Books released The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Vol. 3, edited by David Afsharirad, and started taking votes for the third annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. The public will pick one … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/6/17 Scrolltime For Pixels
RABID DRAGONS. Vox Day has posted his picks for “Dragon Awards 2017”. Castalia House and John C. Wright are well represented, along with other things he likes. But poor Declan Finn — he’s not on the list. (2) BOOZY … Continue reading →

Obi On The Lookout
Steve Sansweet has publicized a major theft from his action figure collection, housed at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, CA. The author of 16 Star Wars books, Sansweet created Rancho Obi-Wan, a California nonprofit corporation, in 2011 to manage his vast … Continue reading →

Sir Julius Vogel Awards Photos
Paul Weimer’s DUFF trip took him to Lexicon in New Zealand this weekend, where he shot these photos of the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards presentation. Back row: Dan Rabarts, Lee Murray, Octavia Cade, Keith Smith, Lynelle Howell, Publisher Marie … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/5/17 Don’t Scroll Until You See the Whites Of Their Pixels
WISDOM. Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture has been posted online. By listening to all the early folk artists and singing the songs yourself, you pick up the vernacular. You internalize it. You sing it in the ragtime blues, work songs, … Continue reading →

National Animals Provide Theme For Patten Anthology
Symbol of a Nation, edited by Fred Patten, is launching at Anthrocon 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the June 29-July 3 five-day weekend. Symbol of a Nation is an all-original anthology of 11 short stories and novelettes featuring the anthropomorphized … Continue reading →

2018 Westercon Announces Site, Organizational Changes
Westercon 71, the 2018 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, rather than the originally-announced venue, convention chair Nikki Elbright announced on May 31. The convention, to be held July 4-8, 2018, … Continue reading →

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