Pixel Scroll 7/31/19 Yes, It’s True. This Scroll Has No Pix

(1) AHH, THE CLASSICS. Newly available from British fandom’s premier historian, Rob Hansen, a reader of fannish literature intended as a companion to his classic history of UK fandom, THEN, assembled by Rob and the late Vince Clarke.  THEN Again: … Continue reading

FANAC Fan History Project Update 4

From the press release by Joe Siclari “Keeping You Abreast of the Past” November 20, 2017 Here are some highlights of the last 6 months: Fan History Spotlight: Nearly everyone has heard of the Cosmic Circle and Claude Degler’s notorious … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 11/5/17 I’m The Pixel Of Scrolls. What Were You The Pixel Of Again?

(1) RANTS AND RAVES. Three days ago S.T. Joshi ranted about an alleged Lovecraft hater in “The Multifarious Illiteracies of Brian Keene”. For the past two or three weeks I have been in misery. In short, I have been reading … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Who Was Really #1

By Rich Lynch: It was 80 years ago that an extraordinary event took place. It happened on January 3, 1937, in the English city of Leeds.  It was there that a group of science fiction fans gathered for what has … Continue reading

How the Hugos Avoid Conflicts of Interest

The British Fantasy Awards became mired in controversy when Stephen Jones charged a conflict of interest between the administrator and several winners. That prompted a few fans to suggest fixing the BFA by borrowing rules from the Hugo Awards. The … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 1/27/18 Vaster Than Pixels And More Scroll

(1) GOOD NEWS FOR A CLARION WEST STUDENT. George R.R. Martin is funding another scholarship at a writing workshop, as he explains in “Worldbuilding in Seattle”. Every great story requires interesting characters, an engrossing plot, evocative prose, an important theme… … Continue reading