First met Harlan Ellison in person when both were walking the picket line during the Hollywood Writer's Strike in 1991.
Winner of the Inkpot and Eisner Awards, San Diego International Comic Arts Exposition, 1993 and 2002, respectively.
In 2003, Straczynski rescued a Maine Coon (a breed of cat) kitten that had fallen into a landscaping drain in his yard; a 16-hour operation which ultimately involved digging up large portions of the yard and calling out the fire department and a number of plumbers. Buddy is now doing well, and rules the Straczynski household with a velvet paw.
Announced at WonderCon 2008 that the uncompleted Crusade series was "finished" i.e., there would be no further work done on it.
Straczynski's "Changeling" was selected as one of 20 films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.