AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6/13/21

Ancient code of conduct; Uncle Hugo news; awards and hot buttered pixel scrolls

NEWS

Jon Del Arroz’ Attorney Provided His Services Pro Bono
Following the settlement between San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (Worldcon 76) and Jon Del Arroz of his lawsuit against the 2018 Worldcon, Del Arroz’ attorney, Peter Sean Bradley, has announced that he provided his services pro bono. He filled

Pixel Scroll 6/11/21 The Scrolled Grimoire, It Ain’t What It Used To Be
YOUR VIRTUAL VACAY. Paul Weimer has transplanted the famous Mind Meld feature, a roundtable discussion of the tropes, themes, politics, and future of genre fiction that solicits answers from writers, editors, readers and fans, to its new home at

DisCon III Explains Why It Isn’t Posting a Membership List
DisCon III fielded a question Ellen Datlow posted in their Facebook group asking why they are not making a membership list available. Here are screencaps from the dialog. Because DisCon III made an ambiguous reply about whether the harassers are

Pixel Scroll 6/10/21 Revenge Of The Unknown Knowns
SHIPPING NEWS. The New York Times tells how “’Ships of the Northern Fleet,’ a crowdsourced sci-fi project, navigated from TikTok all the way to the convention circuit,” in “The Show Is Fake. The Fandom Is Real.” …Maybe you remember

Pixel Scroll 6/9/21 Self: Deaf Ents
WITH THANKS. John Wiswell, Nebula winner for ”Open House on Haunted Hill,” has made his touching “Nebula Awards 2021 Acceptance Speech” a free post on his Patreon. …Saying that, there’s one other author I cannot end this speech without

“Walls and Windows” To Get Full Play Performance at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre
By James Bacon: Walls and Windows by Rosaleen McDonagh, directed by Jason Byrne, will be performed at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre this August. The performance will be livestreamed from the Abbey Stage on August 27th and 28th. It will be available on-demand for

Pixel Scroll 6/8/21 Challengers Of The Known Unknowns
KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Seanan McGuire and Nadia Bulkin in livestreamed readings on Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. YouTube link to come. Seanan McGuire Seanan McGuire writes science

Pixel Scroll 6/7/21 Scroll Up The Usual Pixels
THE PLAY’S THE THING. “’Game of Thrones’ Broadway show to be written by George R.R. Martin” – CNBC has the story. I know there’s an obligatory comment expected here, but personally I’m glad there are things he wants to

“All Because of You” Lyrics from the Nebula Awards Ceremony
A high spot of the 56th Annual Nebula Awards livestream was host Aydrea Walden’s fantastic performance of a song referencing all 41 finalists. With the kind permission of all concerned, File 770 is able to present the lyrics she sang.

Save Uncle Hugo’s – June Update
The future location of Don Blyly’s Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores won’t be at his original first choice in Richfield, MN he told subscribers in his June update. His two stores were burned by vandals a year ago while protests were happening elsewhere

Unexpected Discovery: A 1955 Convention Code of Conduct
Convention codes of conduct really are a contemporary development, so while researching early Hugo history I was surprised to discover this one in the final paragraph of the “Convention Rules” of the 1955 Worldcon (see Clevention – PR 4 page

Pixel Scroll 6/6/21 The Wee Pun Shoppes Of Ishtar
NETWORK EFFECT. Martha Wells commented about last night’s win in “Nebula Award!” So a cool thing happened: Network Effect won the Nebula Award for Best Novel! I was really shocked and floored. I really didn’t think it would win. We had

AWARDS

SFWA Announces the 56th Annual Nebula Award Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) announced the 56th Annual Nebula Awards® winners in an online ceremony on June 5 hosted by Toastmaster Aydrea Walden. These awards are given to the writers of the best speculative

2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award Longlist
The 2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy longlist was revealed June 4 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The 2021 award also covers novels published in 2020. The 24 titles were selected by a jury from the 64-title eligibility list.

2021 Pulitzer Prizes
The 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced June 11. The prize for Breaking News Reporting went to the Staff of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn. “For its urgent, authoritative and nuanced coverage of the death of George Floyd at the

 

2020 Australian Shadows Awards
The Australasian Horror Writers Association announced the winners today. The juried award is given in eight categories for work by an Australasian author that has horror/dark fiction content either as a focal point or an integral element of

2020 Analytical Laboratory Results
Analog Magazine has announced The 2020 Analytical Laboratory Awards. In each category, the readers listed three favorite items in descending order of preference. As explained by the staff: Each first place vote was counted as three points, second place two,

2021 Scribe Award Nominees
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers President Jonathan Maberry announced the 2021 Scribe Award nominees on June 9. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. IAMTW President

2021 Eisner Awards Nominations
Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2021, chosen by a panel of judges. Image and Fantagraphics received the most nominations: Image with 17 (plus 11 shared) and Fantagraphics with 18. Leading the pack for Image is Department

2021 CrimeFest Awards
CrimeFest, a crime fiction con in Bristol UK, has announced the finalists for their various awards. Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award • The Man on the Street, by Trevor Wood (Quercus) Audible Sounds of Crime Award • The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard

2021 Shamus Awards Finalists
The Private Eye Writers of America announced the finalists for the 2021 Shamus Awards on June 2. The juried award is given for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2020. BEST PI HARDCOVER What You

Prix Aurora/Boréal 2021 Winners
The Prix Aurora/Boréal 2019 were presented April 2 during Congrès Boréal 2021. The Prix Aurora/Boréal are the only awards in French-speaking Canada voted by sff readers. Here are the winners: Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur roman (Best novel) Jonathan Reynolds: Abîmes (Alire) Prix Aurora-Boréal – Meilleure

 

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