AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 01/24/21

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eFanzines Drops N3F Zines After Group’s President Seeks to Promote It on Parler and Gab
Bill Burns announced eFanzines.com has stopped hosting announcements about National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) publications since yesterday, after N3F President George Phillies sent an email to his list asking for recipients to promote the N3F on Parler and Gab. Burns

Third Annual Psychedelic Film and Music Festival Award Winners
The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival has announced the award winners for its third annual event which featured a lineup of science fiction, horror, and fantasy films, music videos, and panel discussions. The virtual festival, held from January 14-17, 2021, explored the

Pixel Scroll 1/18/21 Big Pixel In Little Scroll
COPYRIGHT ALTERNATIVE IN SMALL CLAIMS ENFORCEMENT ACT. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) sounds unenthusiastic about the new CASE Act which will apply to copyright infringement claims of up to $30,000 and operate outside of the federal

Pixel Scroll 1/23/21 I Will Scroll No Pixel Before Its Time
LISTEN TO THE PICNIC. Podside Picnic is the place hosts Podside Pete, Karlo Rodriguez and Connor Southard engage with and discuss science fiction, fantasy and horror media. In addition to their Patreon subscriber content, they also feature interviews with

Missy #1 Launches in April
Titan Comics announced that this April they will launch a brand-new series in the Doctor Who comics line featuring one of the Doctor’s darkest nemeses in Missy #1. Following on from the huge success of the Doctor Who Comic crossover adventures,

Pixel Scroll 1/22/21 Enzyme Summer
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT PALANTIR. An insurrectionist wants a federal District Court to force the U.S. to adopt an interim government from the history of Middle-Earth: “Paul Davis Cites ‘Lord of the Rings’ in Lawsuit, Declares ‘Gondor Has

Marvel Heroes Reborn Teaser Art
Marvel has been teasing “Heroes Reborn” and plans to release more information next week. Meanwhile, they’ve gotten fans’ attention with this fascinating collection of artwork by Carlos Pacheco, with inks by Rafael Fontirez or Mariano Taibo (Coulson Teaser and Peter

2020 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has released the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®. This is not the list of finalists, nor are they called nominees: it is the list which HWA members will choose from when they vote to

Pixel Scroll 1/21/21 Underpeople S’top And S’tare, They Don’t Bother Me
45 PROOF. [Item by Rich Lynch.] A couple of years ago, in SFPA, I ran an essay titled “Of Beer and the Beltway” which was reprinted in the current (25th) issue of My Back Pages. In it, I mentioned that

Cats Sleep on SFF: Starling 13
Steve Johnson has been a File 770 reader since the late Seventies (albeit with a long, pre-Internet break) who used to read issues printed with a Gestetner mimeo. But I never had this bucket — or a cat: Della Street

Loki Sends Jane Foster on an Epic Quest in The Mighty Valkyries
After their cataclysmic showdown with Knull in King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries, Asgard’s greatest warriors will embark on another glorious quest in a brand-new series. Launching in April, The Mighty Valkyries will be crafted by the returning creative

Pixel Scroll 1/20/21 Along The Alpha Ralpha Boulevard Where You Live
POET FOR TODAY. In the LA Times profile of inauguration poet Amanda Gorman she references the influence of an LA sff author — “Who is Amanda Gorman, Biden inauguration day poet from L.A.?”. …Her relationship with poetry dates at

2021 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees
The six works nominated for the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award were announced by the judges and the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust on January 20. Failed State by Christopher Brown (Harper Voyager) The

The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 Longlist
The longlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 announced January 20 includes one sff work and a memoir by a well-known sff writer. The Prize is given “to celebrate the best literature of our time, regardless of form.” Monique Roffey’s

Constelación Magazine Debuts
Constelación Magazine, a bilingual magazine of speculative fiction, has released its first issue. The quarterly publishes stories in both Spanish and English, taking submissions in either language. Information about purchasing issues is on the Constelación Magazine website. The theme of

2021 Lefty Award Nominees
The 2021 Left Coast Crime convention may have postponed till 2022, but they still announced the finalists for their 2021 awards, the Lefties: The 2021 Lefty Award nominees were selected by members of the last in-person convention in San Diego

Pixel Scroll 1/19/21 Good Gollum Miss Molly
MANDO ABOUT TOWN. Yahoo! Entertainment says people have seen “A Mandalorian and Baby Yoda spotted speeding through Los Angeles streets”. For several weeks, a masked Mandalorian and his Baby Yoda has been zooming around the streets of Los Angeles,

2020 Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award
The 2020 IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award winner is Lennixx-Nickolai Treat Bad Moccasin for “THE BOX”. The winner receives $1,000. The award recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. Also announced as

2021 Critics Choice Series Nominations
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the series nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards. Lovecraft Country (HBO) and What We Do In The Shadows (FX) led genre shows with five nominations each.

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