Obituary: Richard D. Zanuck

Producer Richard D. Zanuck (b.1934) died on July 13. Zanuck produced the films Sssssss, Jaws, Cocoon, Deep Impact, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Reign of Fire, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. His non-genre work included The Sting and The Sound of Music. He won an Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. His father was producer Darryl F. Zanuck.

Clarke Suffers Heart Attack

Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld has announced that he suffered an heart attack at Readercon and is currently in the hospital waiting to hear his prognosis.

Endeavour Nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Endeavour Awards, to be presented at OryCon 34 for fiction written by Pacific Northwest authors, have been announced. The award includes a grant of $1,000. This year’s panel of judges includes Gregory Benford, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Susan Shwartz.

  • Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake
  • City of Ruins, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • River Marked, by Patricia Briggs
  • Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson
  • When The Saints, by Dave Duncan

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Lerner Collection Donation

Fan Fred Lerner has donated his collection of science fiction and fantasy publications to the Columbia University Libraries. Lerner attended Columbia College and received his doctorate from Columbia’s former School of Library Service, where he wrote the dissertation Modern science fiction and its reception by the American literary and educational communities, 1926-1970. His donation is the first such donation made to Columbia and contained nearly complete runs of several science fiction magazines.

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Obituary: Gisela Gagliardi

Fan Gisela Gagliardi (b.1958) died on July 10. Gagliardi was a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and was attending Comic-Con International in San Diego. She was hurrying back to regain her place in line for a Twilight panel when she was struck by a car.

Another Change at Strange Horizons

An Owomoyela has joined Strange Horizons as a fiction editor. Owomoyela has published her fiction in Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, and Lightspeed. Along with her appointment, publisher Niall Harrison has announced that Senior Fiction Editor Jed Hartman, who was part of the magazine’s original editorial staff, will be stepping down after more than a decade working on the magazines.

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Obituary: Ernest Borgnine

Actor Ernest Borgnine (b.1917) died on July 8. Borgnine is best known for his role in MacHale’s Navy and The Dirty Dozen, but he also appeared in several genre films such as Escape from New York, The Black Hole, Gattaca, Alice in Wonderland, and Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders. Borgnine won an Oscar for the title role in the film Marty.

Westercon 67 Site Selected

The Utah in 2014 bid won the right to host Westercon 67 in an unopposed election. The event will take place at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 3-6, 2014. Guests of honor include Cory Doctorow and the team behind the Writing Excuses podcast (Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells). The chair will be Dave Doering.

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Obituary: Eric Sykes

Actor Eric Sykes (b.1923) died on July 4. British comedian Sykes appeared as Frank Bryce in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Mollocks in the BBC adaptation of Gormenghast as well as the Mad Hatter in an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. He starred in several British television series, including Curry and Chips and many named for himself. In 1992, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Comedy Awards.

Harvey Award Nominations

The nominees for the Harvey Awards, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con, have been announced. The awards, which recognize excellence in the comics industry, will be presented on September 8 at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Best Letterer

  • Fear Itself, by Chris Eliopoulos
  • Page by Paige, by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.: Architects of Forever, by Todd Klein
  • Secret Avengers, by David Lanphear
  • Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga

Best Colorist

  • Captain America and Bucky, by Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Black Panther: The Man without Fear, by Francesco Francavilla
  • Artifacts, by Sunny Gho
  • The Magdalena, by Dave McCaig
  • Hellboy: The Fury, by Dave Stewart

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel

  • Bizarro, by Dan Piraro
  • Cul De Sac, by Richard Thompson
  • Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau
  • Mutts, by Patrick Mcdonnell
  • Pearls Before Swine, by Stephen Pastis

Best Online Comics Work

  • Battlepug, by Mike Norton
  • Bucko, by Erika Moen And Jeff Parker
  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff
  • Gronk, by Katie Cook
  • Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

  • Adventures of Herge
  • The Killer Vol. 3: Modus Vivendi!
  • The Manara Library Vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories
  • Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths
  • Single Match

Best Inker

  • Page by Paige, by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • Thor, by Mark Morales
  • The Magdalena, by Sal Regla
  • Daredevil, by Joe Rivera
  • Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga

Best New Series

  • Angel & Faith
  • Animal Man
  • Daredevil
  • Last Mortal
  • Ozma of Oz
  • Rachel Rising

Most Promising New Talent

  • Nick Bradshaw for Astonishing X-Men
  • Nathan Edmondson for Who Is Jake Ellis?
  • Laura Lee Gulledge for Page by Paige
  • Justin Jordan for The Strange Talent of Luther Strode
  • Sara Pichelli for Ultimate Spider-Man

Special Award for Humor in Comics

  • Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton
  • Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, by Jeff Kinney
  • Snarked, by Roger Langridge
  • Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls, by Lela Lee

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers

  • Anya’s Ghost, First Second
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Mystic
  • Ozma of Oz
  • Snarked

Best Graphic Album Previously Published

  • Big Questions
  • Dark Tower Omnibus
  • The Death Ray
  • Echoes
  • PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.: Architects of Forever

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Various
  • Flight #8, edited by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, edited by Nate Cosby
  • Shame Itself, edited by Tom Brennan
  • Someday Funnies, edited by Michael Choquette

Best Domestic Reprint Project

  • Blackjacked and Pistol Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer
  • The Comics: The Complete Collection
  • Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim
  • Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse
  • Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition

Best Cover Artist

  • Artifacts, by John Tyler Christopher
  • Daredevil, by Marcos Martin
  • Daredevil, by Paolo Rivera
  • Detective Comics, by Mark Simpson (Jock)
  • Batwoman, by J.H. Williams

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation

  • Alan Moore: Storyteller
  • The Comics Journal
  • Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth
  • Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s
  • PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation

  • Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman
  • PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly, selected by Eddie Campbell
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, designed by Darwyn Cooke
  • Someday Funnies, edited by Michael Choquette
  • Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier

Best Graphic Album Original

  • Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)
  • Habibi, Pantheon Books
  • Infinite Kung Fu
  • Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
  • One Soul
  • Page by Paige

Best Continuing or Limited Series

  • Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X
  • Daredevil
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
  • Echoes
  • Rachel Rising

Best Writer

  • Echoes, by Joshua Fialkov
  • Page by Paige, by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • Animal Man, by Jeff Lemire
  • Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga
  • Daredevil, by Mark Waid

Best Artist

  • Daredevil, by Paolo Rivera
  • Captain America and Bucky, by Chris Samnee
  • Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga
  • Habibi, by Craig Thompson
  • Batwoman, by J.H. Williams

Best Cartoonist

  • Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton
  • Pilot Season: The Beauty #1, by Jeremy Haun
  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, by Jeff Kinney
  • Snarked, by Roger Langridge
  • Rainbow in the Dark Comfort Love & Adam Withers
  • Habibi, by Craig Thompson

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Daredevil #7
  • Echoes #5
  • Ganges #4
  • The Homeland Directive
  • Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
  • Optic Nerve #12
  • Zorro Rides Again #1

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