AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6/20/21

HWA scholarships; Discon III Hugo Packet; KGB Bar, more

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Pixel Scroll 6/19/21 Oilcan — Did You Say Something? – Oilcan — He Said, “Pixel Scroll!”
JUNETEENTH PSA FROM HWA. Today’s holiday is explained by members of the Horror Writers Association in this video. (See transcript below.) — “Juneteenth: An Emancipation Celebration”. Linda Addison, the Horror Writers Association Diversity Grant Chair, and authors Michelle Renee

Pixel Scroll 6/18/21 Pixels, Who File Pixels, Are The Soylenty-Est Pixels In The Scroll
KOONTZ UPDATE. “Putting the Heart in the Work: Close-up on Dean Koontz” at Publishers Weekly asks how he keeps growing as an author. I’m always a bit fascinated to compare his ultimate success with his beginnings as a testy

Pixel Scroll 6/17/21 Had We Scrolls Enough, And Time, These Pixels, Filer, Were No Crime
STATHOPOULOS ON TV. The Age’s reviewer Debi Enker manages to put Nick Stathopoulos’ TV appearance in a good light in an otherwise snarky piece: “Three-part documentary Finding the Archibald and weekly magazine show Art Works can’t fix ABC TV’s

Death and Doom (and Cats) at the KGB Bar with Seanan McGuire and Nadia Bulkin
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, presented authors Seanan McGuire and Nadia Bulkin in livestreamed readings on YouTube. (Neither reader is

Pixel Scroll 6/16/21 No One Is Born A Pixel, Except In A French Scroll Where Everyone Is
FANTASY ART EXHIBIT AND SYMPOSIUM. The “Enchanted” fantasy art exhibit opened at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA last weekend: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration explores fantasy archetypes from the Middle Ages to today. The exhibition will present

Fireside Fiction Works for Its Survival
Brian J. White has resumed full ownership of Fireside Fiction he said in an update today which also announced major staff changes at Fireside Magazine. LeKesha Lewis is taking over as Publisher, the management of Fireside’s business and financial operations, and

Pixel Scroll 6/15/21 Mjolnir Moment: Buy Grabthar’s Hammer – 35% Off Today
BANKS WITHDRAWAL. Orbit Books is significantly expanding its Iain M. Banks project, and as a result the original publication date is off: “An update regarding THE CULTURE: NOTES AND DRAWINGS by Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod”. We are

HWA Scholarship Applications Accepted Through 8/1
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is accepting applications for seven scholarships and grants offered to those pursuing careers as writers of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, The diversity grants also extend to library workers. And there is are funds offered for YA writing programs

Pixel Scroll 6/14/21 45,000 To 105,000 Characters In Search Of A Novelette
BIAS IN REVIEW SPACES. In a series of Twitter threads, Silvia Moreno-Garcia has tackled issues of bias in review spaces against marginalized authors, such as through the misuse of trigger warnings. One thread starts here. A second thread starts

DisCon III Hugo Voter Packet Available
DisCon III notified members today that the Hugo Voter Packet is available to download at the members’s area. This download of materials from Hugo Award finalists is supplied free of charge as a courtesy by creators, publishers, and studios. The

Seminar’s Focus on Diversity in Tolkien Draws Conservatives’ Ire
The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021 scheduled for July 3-4 – “a short academic conference of both researcher-led and non-academic presentations on a specific theme pertaining to Tolkien scholarship” — is free and online. Last year’s online event had over 400

Pixel Scroll 6/13/21 I’ll Take A Sheet of Cities In Flight On the Edge Of Forever Stamps, Please
HERE COMES THE SUN (STAMPS). On June 16 the United States Postal Service will release a series of stamps highlighting images of the Sun captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Order them online here. …The 20-stamp set features ten image

Pixel Scroll 6/12/21 The Scroll Of His Pixels, The Click Of His Files
OKORAFOR RECRUITED TO INTERPLANETARY INITIATIVE. Nnedi Okorafor will join the faculty at Arizona State University: I’ve just accepted an appointment at Arizona State University as a Professor of Practice as part of the Interplanetary Initiative and the College of

AWARDS

Future World Prize Judges for 2021 Announced
Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour 2021 judging panel members are: Actor and author Shobna Gulati Author Tasha Suri Writer Nii Ayikwei Parkes Journalist Zahra Hankir Cultural commentator Lloyd Bradley Publisher Valerie Brandes. Sarah Shaffi,

Premios Kelvin 505 — 2021 Winners
Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee revealed the 2021 winners of the Premios Kelvin 505 on June 17. The trophies are scheduled for presentation at Festival Celsius 232 which takes place July 13-17 in Avilés, Spain. Mejor novela original en castellano publicada

Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2021 Winners
The winners of the 2021 Kurd Laßwitz Preis for German-language science fiction have been announced. For 40 years, the authors, translators, editors, publishers, graphic artists and journalists working professionally in SF genre in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been voting

Prix Jeunesse des Univers Parallèles 2021 Winner
Author Véronique Drouin has won the Prix Jeunesse Des Univers Parallèles 2021 (Youth Prize for Parallel Universes) for her science fiction novel Thérapie de choc [Shock Therapy] (Les Malins), first novel in the C.R.A.A.V. series. The novel by Véronique Drouin multiplies the shocking

CILIP Carnegie And Kate Greenaway Medals 2021 Announced
The winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, were announced on June 16. CILIP is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The medalists were selected

March of Crime Fiction Awards
The weed of crime bears award-winning fiction! THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST The six shortlisted books for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 were named on June 15: The Lantern Men by Elly

2021 Australian Fairy Tale Society Award
The 2021 winner of the Australian Fairy Tale Society Annual Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture” is Louisa John-Krol. The announcement on the Society’s Facebook page says: Louisa’s contributions to the field of fairy tales in Australia are extensive

Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards 2020 & 2021
The Robert E. Howard Foundation Award winners for 2020 and 2021, honoring the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works from the past two years, were announced at Robert E. Howard Days in

2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours
The List for the United Kingdom came out June 11, and includes many celebrities and creators with sff credits. Knight Bachelor Jonathan Pryce, Actor, for services to Drama and Charity. His latest star turn is playing

2021 Bisexual Book Awards
The winners and finalists of the Ninth Annual Bisexual Book Awards for books published in 2020 were announced June 12. Eligible for the award are works with a bisexual/pansexual/fluid or bi+ character, bisexual storyline, bisexual subject matter or bisexual themes. The complete

2021 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Mike and Christine Mignola are the 2021 recipients of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award Comic-Con International announced on June 8. The official presentation will be part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Ceremony on July 25. Bob Clampett’s daughter, Ruth

 

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