AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 9-10-2017

Lee and Miller Win Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Award
The winner of the third annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Readers’ Choice Award is “Wise Child” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. The award was decided by a public vote among the 15 short stories in Baen … Continue reading →

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)
Jerry Pournelle died September 8 at the age of 84, his son Alex announced. I’m afraid that Jerry passed away We had a great time at Dragon Con He did not suffer. Pournelle had just spent the weekend at Dragon … Continue reading →

James Bacon Nominated for Train Driver of the Year
On the heels of winning the Worldcon bid, Dublin 2019 chair James Bacon has been recognized in his day job as a finalist for the RailStaff Awards Train Driver of the Year. One of 15 finalists, James was nominated by … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/9/17 The Map Is Not The Epic Fantasy Just As The Pixel Is Not The Scroll
FURRY COUNCILMAN OUSTED. A city councilman in the eastern U.S. was pressured into quitting after his activities as a furry fan became a source of public controversy. The Danbury, Connecticut News Times has the story: “New Milford councilman resigns … Continue reading →

Lifetime Positive
[First published in 2002.] By Mike Glyer: Early in Ian Fleming’s novel Moonraker James Bond is driving at night and spots an ominous neon sign flashing the message HELL IS HERE over and over. He rounds a hillock and once … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/8/17 The Heinlein Appertainment Collision: Pixel, The Cat That Walks Through Scrolls
HINES ARC GIVEAWAY TO SUPPORT DISASTER RELIEF. Jim C. Hines is doing a giveaway of an advance copy of Terminal Alliance to encourage people to donate to flood/hurricane relief: “Disaster Aid and Terminal Alliance Giveaway”: Two weeks ago, Sophie … Continue reading →

No Lunacon in 2018
The New York Science Fiction Society, Lunarians (2), Inc., Board of Directors announced they will not be holding a Lunacon in 2018. After skipping 2015, Lunarians succeeded in bringing back Lunacon, their proprietary convention, for each of the past two … Continue reading →

Best Series Hugo: Eligible Series from 2017
By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, listed below are the series believed to be eligible as of this writing for the 2018 Best Series Hugo next year *†. Each series name is followed by the main author name(s) and the … Continue reading →

Blade Runner 2049 “Begins” TV Spot
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/7/17 As I Was Scrolling Down The Stair, I Met A Pixel Who Wasn’t There
REDRUM. James Davis Nicoll continues to chart the core: “Twenty Core Cyberpunk Works Every True SF Fan Should Have on Their Shelves”. He says the image at the post is of Uwaterloo’s famous Red Room. Here are three of … Continue reading →

Worldcon Wayback Machine: Monday at MagiCon (1992) Day Five
INTRODUCTION: Twenty-five years ago MagiCon was held in Orlando, Florida. A great con, and I thought it would be fun to reprint the report I ran in File 770. Here is the fifth of five daily installments. The Worldcon was held … Continue reading →

Announcing: The Worst Movie Golden Bracket
By Hampus Eckerman: The Golden Turkey Awards. The Golden Raspberry Award. Awards given to the worst of the worst movies. So this will be The Worst Movie Golden Bracket. This is about chosing the worst movie ever made. A bad … Continue reading →

2017 Hank Reinhardt Award
Jennifer Liang won the 2017 Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award this past weekend at Dragon Con. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the genre by a Georgia writer, artist, or fan. Jennifer Liang is chair of JordanCon, and Director of Dragon … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/6/17 The Itsy Bitsy Pixel Scrolled Up To Kilgore Trout
OUR LOCAL WATERING HOLE. It couldn’t be more perfectly named. I really need some Filers to scout out this place in Hollywood. the Scum & Villainy Cantina. They welcome not only Star Wars cosplayers, but also Trekkies, Marvel fans, … Continue reading →

Why Amazing Stories Isn’t Back on NBC
By Steve Davidson: [Davidson is the editor and rights holder to Amazing Stories where this story also appears.] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NBC executed a contract with me to option the use of the name Amazing Stories for a redo of the … Continue reading →

Worldcon Wayback Machine Sunday at MagiCon (1992) Day Four
INTRODUCTION. Twenty-five years ago MagiCon was held in Orlando, Florida. A great con, and I thought it would be fun to reprint the report I ran in File 770. Here is the fourth of five daily installments. The Worldcon was … Continue reading →

Rob Dircks’ Character Chemistry
By Carl Slaughter: Rob Dircks, author of the Audible bestseller Where the Hell is Tesla?, has done it again. The main character from the Bill and Ted style story is now a badge carrying interdimensional agent in Don’t Touch the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/5/17 For Sale: Baby Pixels. Never Scrolled
GAME OF TINGLES. Zoe Quinn has posted a new trailer for Tingle, her dating simulator game based on the works of Chuck Tingle. Dual Shockers has the story — “Tingle Gets a New Pre-Alpha Trailer Featuring a Ton of … Continue reading →

Worldcon Wayback Machine: Saturday at MagiCon (1992) Day Three
INTRODUCTION: Twenty-five years ago MagiCon was held in Orlando, Florida. A great con, and I thought it would be fun to reprint the report I ran in File 770. Here is the third of five daily installments. The Worldcon was … Continue reading →

Royal Mail Issuing Star Wars: The Last Jedi Stamps
Britain’s Royal Mail will issue a set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi commemorative stamps on October 12. STAR WARS:THE LAST JEDI, is blasting its way onto cinema screens from 14 December 2017. To celebrate, we’re proud to announce eight … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/4/17 Little Miss Muffet Sat On A Pixel. Along Came A Scroll.
YOUR 1962 HUGO WINNERS. The Traveler at Galactic Journey spent Labor Day Weekend in Chicago engaged in fandom’s favorite pastime of complaining about the Hugo winners, like that gosh-darned Heinlein novel, Stranger in a Strange Land: “[Sep. 4, 1962] … Continue reading →

Worldcon Wayback Machine: Friday at MagiCon (1992) Day Two
INTRODUCTION: Twenty-five years ago today MagiCon began in Orlando, Florida. A great con, and I thought it would be fun to reprint the report I ran in File 770. Here is the second of five daily installments. The Worldcon was … Continue reading →

Sci-Fi Video Trek
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) Brent Spiner on how the ST:TNG cast broke Patrick Stewart (2) Star Trek Discovery’s $125,000,000 budget (3) Star Trek universe chronology (4) Wrath of Khan – theatrical versus director’s cut (5) Kirstie Alley on why … Continue reading →

Women Hurt By Chairs, Bottles Thrown From Dragon Con Hotel
Two women were taken to Atlanta hospitals for treatment after being struck when chairs and bottles were thrown from the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta on Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. The Marriott Marquis is one of Dragon Con’s host … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/3/17 The Alpha Ralpha Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
WESTEROS IN FERMENT. John King Tarpinian found these vintage wines languishing on the shelf at Pier One Imports. (2) THE BEST WINE YET. You’ll find the rest of Ted Gioia’s essay on Dandelion Wine at Conceptual Fiction. These efforts … Continue reading →

Worldcon Wayback Machine – Thursday at MagiCon (1992) Day One
Introduction: Twenty-five years ago today Magicon began in Orlando, Florida. A great con, and I thought it would be fun to reprint the report I ran in File 770. Here is the first daily installment. The Worldcon was held in … Continue reading →

2017 Dragon Awards
The Dragon Awards winners were announced today at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Dragon Con President Pat Henry told the audience there were around 8,000 final ballots, twice as many as last year (although no voting statistics were released last year.) … Continue reading →

Picking Stories for an Anthology: A Guest Post by Joshua Palmatier
By Joshua Palmatier: Mike Glyer asked me to write a post about some of the behind-the-scenes action at my small press Zombies Need Brains. As some of you might know, ZNB holds an open call for a short window (usually … Continue reading →

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