AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-13-22

SFWA no longer SFWA (Kinda), Nebula Noms, Authors protest Chinese Worldcon, more

NEWS

Pixel Scroll 3/12/22 Objects In The Scroll Are More Pixelated Than They Appear
THE MASTER’S VOICE. “Hoard of the rings: ‘lost’ scripts for BBC Tolkien drama discovered” reports the Guardian. These artifacts of previously lost radio history include notes in Tolkien’s hand. Decades before Peter Jackson directed his epic adaptations of The Lord of the

SFWA Drops “America” From Name
SFWA now stands for The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. The Board announced to members yesterday a decision taken last November to file and “do business as” the new name. However, the corporate name will remain the Science Fiction

Pixel Scroll 3/11/22 Why Am I The Only Person Who Ever Has That Dream
WORLDBUILDER. In George R.R. Martin’s “Random Updates and Bits o’ News” at Not A Blog, he says people who are fans of Westeros should not feel shortchanged just because Winds of Winter isn’t done. …I did, however, get a

Pixel Scroll 3/10/22 No Pixels Were Harmed In The Production Of This Scroll
ANALYZING SANDERSON’S KICKSTARTER SUCCESS. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an in-depth commentary about a seismic event in self-publishing, “Business Musings: Brandon’s Kickstarter”. … If the past is any indication, however, these big Kickstarters increase the people who watch the category

Pixel Scroll 3/9/22 And A Scroll Will Never Need More Than 640K Pixels
F&SF COVER REVEAL. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’s March/April 2022 cover art is by Mondolithic Studios, illustrating “Dancing Litle Marionettes” by Megan Beadle. (2) LUCKY SEVEN. Martha Wells discusses “The Nebula Nomination Decline” at My Flying Lizard Circus. By dropping out

2022 Vintage Paperback Collectors Show Signing Schedule
Peter S. Beagle will be among the many authors signing at the 2022 Vintage Paperback Collectors Show. The event takes place Sunday, March 20 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium (1401 Verdugo Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. More than

Pixel Scroll 3/8/22 I Think There Is A World Market For About Five Pixel Scrolls
DONATE FOR A CHANCE AT A TIARA. Renowned artist Sara Felix says, “I am entering people to win this week’s Tiara Tuesday if they donate to a charity.” The full announcement from her Facebook page is below. Sara explains

Note from a Fan in Moscow
[This message was written by a fan in Moscow 48 hours ago. It is unsigned but was relayed by a trustworthy source who confirms the writer is happy for it to be published by File 770. It’s a fan’s perspective, a

Pixel Scroll 3/7/22 Head Like A Scroll, Pixeled Like Your Soul
ARRIVAL. “On Coming to Ursula K. Le Guin in My Own Time” at Literary Hub, an excerpt from Amal El-Mohtar’s introduction to Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin. … I took Le Guin for granted. When she

SFF Authors Release Open Letter Condemning China as Host of 2023 Worldcon
Publishers Weekly today drew attention to an Open Letter signed by over 80 authors calling for the revocation of the choice of Chengdu, China as 2023 Worldcon host: “Speculative Fiction Community Condemns China Hosting 2023 WorldCon Awards”. (The full text

Emails from Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Twenty-Third
[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 &

Pixel Scroll 3/6/22 What About My Pixel? You’re Lucky You Still Have Your Brown Paper Zine, Small Type
THEIR BUDGETS CANNA STAND THE STRAIN. Except Scotty isn’t the character in the middle of this social media tempest.“George Takei’s Plea for Americans to Endure Higher Gas Prices to Put ‘the Screws to Putin’ Sets Off a Twitter War”

AWARDS

2021 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize
I am a Book. I am a Portal to the Universe by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick is the winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2021. The award was announced March 8 in an online ceremony. More

2022 VES Awards
The Visual Effects Society presented the at a ceremony on March 8. The VES Awards recognize VFX artistry in 25 categories spanning film, TV, animation, commercials and video games. When you consider that all the finalists were genre filmsm

2022 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award Finalists Announced
Baen Books, in partnership with the National Space Society, has announced the 2022 finalists for the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. First launched in 2007, for the past 15 years the Jim Baen Memorial Award has been awarded to realistic hard

SFWA Names the 57th Nebula Award Finalists
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) today announced the finalists for the 57th Annual Nebula Awards®. The award recognizes the excellent works of science fiction and fantasy published in 2021. The awards will be presented in

Quantum Shorts 2021 Flash Fiction Competition Finalists
The ten finalists in the Quantum Shorts 2021 flash fiction competition were announced March 7. The shortlist was chosen from over 400 total submissions, quantum short stories that are no longer than 1000 words and contained the phrase “it’s a lot to

2022 Darrell Awards Finalist Works
The works associated with the already-announced finalists for the 2022 Darrell Awards have been revealed. The awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror in Short Story, Novella, Novel, Young Adult & Other Media

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