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

Takumi Shibano (1927-2010)

Takumi Shibano died January 16 at 8:06 p.m. (JST). The reported cause of death was pneumonia. His life spanned the founding of Japanese fandom to the announcement of the Nippon 2017 bid. He was a guest of honor at two Worldcons, … Continue reading

Fanotchka Revival

The script of Andy Hooper’s faanish play “Fanotchka,” first performed at L.A.con III in 1996, has been formatted and posted on eFanzines by Lenny Bailes. Hooper’s pastiche of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1939 film Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, now receives its online … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 7/9/20 Too Strange To Win A Hugo, The Unexploded Book

(1) US IN FLUX. The latest story from the Center for Science and the Imagination’s Us in Flux project launched today: “The Wandering City,” a story about temporal anomalies, public spaces, and a new global consciousness by Usman T. Malik. On … Continue reading