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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 4-22-18


Del Arroz Files Suit Against Worldcon 76
Jon Del Arroz filed suit on April 16 against the 2018 Worldcon and other defendants in San Joaquin Superior Court asking damages for claimed violations of his civil rights under California’s Unruh act, and for defamation. The named defendants are:

BSFS/Balticon Offer to Universal FanCon Attendees
[Press release] The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, sponsors of Balticon, the Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention is saddened to hear of the postponement of Universal FanCon as we had hoped to meet many fans at the fan table we had

Lara Croft Roundup
Compiled By Carl Slaughter: Everything Wrong with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Everything Wrong with Lara Croft: Cradle of Life Tomb Raider reboots scenes Video Game Showdown: Lara Croft versus Nathan Drake

Pixel Scroll 4/21/18 If I Have Filed Further It Is Only By Scrolling On The Pixels Of Giants
FIRST. Continuing the conversation about sff reviewing on his blog, Camestros Felapton offers this draft of “The Three Laws of Reviewbotics?” …So here’s maybe a start for the hyper-critic oath (‘hyper’ because I’m overthinking this and ‘critic’ because ‘reviewer’

Verne Troyer (1969-2018)
By Steve Green: Verne Troyer, U.S. actor, died April 21, aged 49. Genre roles include Pinocchio’s Revenge, Jingle All the Way (both 1996), Men in Black, Wishmaster (both 1997), Young Hercules (one episode, 1998), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged

Cats Sleep on SFF: Space Opera
Lis Riba’s cat is really into books: She may not understand prepositions, but Small (inherited from Stephanie Clarkson ) is definitely a diva. So, when she saw the title of my current read, she had to check it out. Plus, a

Pixel Scroll 4/20/18 A Fool And His Pixels Are Soon Parted
SF IN NYT. Amal El-Mohtar’s latest Otherworldly book review column for the New York Times covers “Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel: What’s New in Science Fiction and Fantasy” What does it mean to retell a story? Does it mean

2018 David Gemmell Awards Shortlists
Shortlists for The 2018 David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy — the Legend, Morningstar, and Ravenheart Awards — have been posted. The awards recognize the best in fantasy fiction and artwork. Open voting on the finalists has begun and will continue

2018 Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced the nine entertainment and children/youth programming winners for 2018 on April 19. See the full list at the link. Here are the winners of genre interest: Child and Youth Programming A Series of

Pixel Scroll 4/19/18 This Scroll Intentionally Left Blank
WOTF NEWS. Writers of the Future Contest quarterly finalist Benjamin C. Kinney has withdrawn his story and posted this statement on his blog: Earlier this week, I received a phone call informing me that my final submission to the

This Is Horror Awards 2017
The winners of the This Is Horror Awards 2017 were announced April 19. They were chosen by a vote of the UK website’s readers. Novel of the Year Winner: I Wish I Was Like You by S.P. Miskowski Runner-up: In the Valley

2018 Nommo Nominations
The African Speculative Fiction Society has release the 2018 nominees for the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction. The African Speculative Fiction Society, composed of professional and semiprofessional African writers, editors, publishers, graphic artists and film makers, was founded in

Deadpool 2: The Final Trailer
Deadpool 2 comes to theaters May 18. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of

Pixel Scroll 4/18/18 Wanna Bees Pulling Gees Through The Trees
LUKE SKYRANTER. Movie Banter brings you “10 minutes of Mark Hamill being HONEST about The Last Jedi.” No matter what you think of the film and the way Luke Skywalker was portrayed, thank goodness Mark isn’t afraid to speak

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Final Trailer
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22. It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for

Cats Sleep on SFF: Novum
Lise Andreasen sends greetings: Hejsa! Cat: Chili, vacation cat actually belonging to friends. Literature: Novum, clubzine for Science Fiction Cirklen, Danish club for SF fans. Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs

Pixel Scroll 4/17/18 A Noun, A Verb, And Pixel Scroll
UP ON THE ROOFTOP. Not the sort of thing you usually find on a New York rooftop, like a pigeon coop, or Spider-Man — “The Met Rooftop’s New Installation, ‘We Come in Peace,’ Has Landed”. The Metropolitan Museum of

2018 Seiun Award Nominees
The 2018 Seiun Award nominees were announced April 15 by Duracon, the 57th Japanese national SF convention. The award has nine categories. Below are the categories for translated works, and a few other categories of international interest. The awards will

2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists
The finalists for the 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected. Christopher McKitterick, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, made the announcement April 17. The awards will

Pixel Scroll 4/16/18 Space-Time Leak In WordPress Engine Room 770. This Is NOT A Drill!!
Scroll time has been squeezed by news writing. Here’s what I’ve got. THE WORK BEGINS. Bogi Takács’ first review for QUILTBAG+ Speculative Classics at Tor.com: “The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez”. The Gilda Stories is a Black / Indigenous

John Ringo Out As ConCarolinas Special Guest
A week after ConCarolinas announced John Ringo as a special guest, a choice hailed by his fans but protested by a number of writers on the con program in an extended social media controversy, the con committee has announced he

What Is The Future of Odyssey Con?
Will there be a 2018 Odyssey Con? That’s the decision now under discussion by the parent organization. Last year Odyssey Con suffered the loss of its three original GoHs as Christopher Mihm and Tad Williams followed Monica Valentinelli out the

2018 DUFF Voting Stats
Marlee Jane Ward won the Down Under Fan Fund and will travel from Australia to Worldcon 76 this summer. DUFF co-administrator Paul Weimer has released the voting figures:

Premio Robot 2018
The Premio Robot 2018, named for the Italian sff magazine Robot, has been won by Lukha B. Kremo for his story “Invertito” (“Inverted”). The winner was selected by a jury of Silvio Sosio, Francesco Lato, and Salvatore Proietti.

Pixel Scroll 4/15/18 Up Forty Or Better On Your Right Scroll, Corp’r’l, Or The Pixels’ll Degauss Your Files!
NUMBERS RAMPED UP: WHY? Jason Sanford contends “Questionable sales surround Writers of the Future anthologies”. He analyzes Writers of the Future anthology sales over the years as reported by Bookscan. Note: This market analysis is available free to the

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