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Final Ballot nominees for 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards – Fan Awards

The Sir Julius Vogel Award sub-committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.  The awards will be presented at Conclave3, to be held over Easter weekend this year.

This list, plus a full list of nominated works will be available on our website shortly.

The nominees in the “Fan Categories” are:

Best Fan Artwork

John Toon, for cartoons in Phoenixine and 2017 LexiCon convention booklet.

 

Best Fan Production/Publication

Phoenixine, edited by John and Lynelle Howell

Lexicon convention booklet, produced by Darusha Wehm

Summer Star Trek – Journey to Babel, Enterprise Entertainment

 

Best Fan Writing

Alex Lindsay for SITREP (produced in Phoenixine)

Jo Toon for Pass the Rules (produced in Phoenixine)

 

Services to Fandom

(Platform descriptions for the nominees will be provided in the official list on the SFFANZ web site.)

Jan Butterworth

 

Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

(Platform descriptions for the nominees will be provided in the official list on the SFFANZ web site.)

Andi Buchanan

Darian Smith

 

Note that “Professional Categories” were be posted in an earlier post.

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Final Ballot nominees for 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards – Professional

The Sir Julius Vogel Award sub-committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.  The awards will be presented at Conclave3, to be held over Easter weekend this year.

This list, plus a full list of nominated works will be available on our website shortly.

The nominees in the “Professional Categories” are:

Best Novel
In the Earth’s Embrace, by J.C. Hart (Etherhart Press)
Bastet’s Daughters, by Lyn McConchie (Wildside Press)
Tyche’s Flight, by Richard Parry (Independent)
Hounds of the Underworld, by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Starlight’s Children, by Darian Smith (Wooden Tiger Press)

Best Youth Novel
Earthcore, Book 1: RotoVegas, by Grace Bridges (Splashdown Books)
The Locksmith, by Barbara Howe (IFWG Publishing)
A Dash of Belladonna, by J. Rackham (Lemon Ink)
The Kahutahuta, by Douglas A. Van Belle (Intergalactic Media Group)
The Traitor and the Thief, by Gareth Ward (Walker Books Australia)

Best Novella/Novelette
The Meiosis of Cells and Exile, by Octavia Cade, published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017 edition
Standard Hollywood Depravity, by Adam Christopher (Tor)
Beautiful Abomination, by Frances Duncan
Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, by Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
Blood Money, by Chris Underwood

Best Short Story
Earthcore: Initiation” by Grace Bridges, published on http://www.gracebridges.kiwi.
Syren Song” by A.C Buchanan, published in Kaleidotrope.
The Stone Weta” by Octavia Cade, published in Clarkesworld, issue 131.
From the Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined” by A.J. Fitzwater, published in Pacific Monsters anthology (Fox Spirit Books).
Crimson Birds of Small Miracles” by Sean Monaghan, published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017.

Best Collected Work
Mariah’s Prologues, by Grace Bridges
Once Upon a Southern Star: A Collection of Retold Fairy Tales, edited by Shelley Chappell

Best Production/Publication
Mistlands, by Laya Rose https://tapas.io/series/Mistlands
Breach https://www.breachzine.com/

Best Artwork
Earthcore: Initiation, story poster by Grace Bridges
Cover for Teleport, by Kate Strawbridge
Cover for Beneath Broken Waves, by Kate Strawbridge
Cover for The Madman’s Bridge, by Patrick McDonald
Cover for In the Earth’s Embrace, by Kate Strawbridge

Best Dramatic Presentation
The Changeover, directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt, produced by Emma Slade (Firefly Films)
The Cul de Sac, season 2, (Greenstone TV)
One Thousand Ropes, directed by Tusi Tamasese (Blueskin Films)

Best New Talent

(Platform descriptions for the nominees will be provided in the official list on the SFFANZ web site.)

Barbara Howe

Mark Johnson

J. Rackham

Gareth Ward

 

Note that “Fan Awards” will be posted in the following post.

DUFF Delegate Coming to Lexicon

Paul Weimer, the DUFF Delegate for 2017, is planning to attend Lexicon in Taupo, NZ (2-4 June) before heading on to Continuum in Melbourne the following weekend. Is there anyone out there willing to show a bit of kiwi hospitality and host or transport Paul on part of his trip? Hosting a fan fund delegate is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the international side of the fan movement.

Paul, notes the following details about his trip
“I arrive in Auckland early morning the 29th
I am booked in the hotel in Taupo for NZ Natcon Thursday the 1st and leave on Monday the 5th
The evening of Wednesday the 7th, I fly out of Wellington and arrive in Melbourne!”

Drop him a line on FB if you can help.

Free to a good home

A large collection of science fiction magazines from the 1950s – 1970’s needs a new home

Some of the collections are entire, with Astounding and Fantasy just two of the titles.

They belonged to the owner’s father who was an avid science fiction collector for all of his life.  She has held the collection for 30 years but can longer house them and would love to donate the collection to someone or some ones who would cherish them. She is reluctant to sell them because she is hoping to find someone would want them for their own pleasure.

If intereted contact secretary@sffanz.org.nz

 

Finalists for 2016 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced

The final nomination list for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards of 2016 is available here.

Fat Zombie Not-A-Book-Launch Thingy

Fat Zombie – Edited by Paul Mannering.

“Not a Book Launch – Honest”.

Friday 6th March. Miramar Gasworks.
11 Tauhinu Road, Miramar., Wellington
4:30pm – 8:00pm

“Come have a drink with the editor and some contributors to the anthology Fat Zombie – Stories of Unlikely Survivors from the Apocalypse. There won’t be books to buy, but we’d love to see you anyhoo.

Note: This is a top secret thingy. Not a book launch. Honest. Please don’t tell and invite everyone you know. We haven’t even booked the venue, we’re just gatecrashing. Cos that’s how zombie authors roll.

P.S. Just kidding. Please invite everyone you know. But there still won’t be any books to buy. We just like company.”

FFANZ Voting has started

Voting for the 2015 FFANZ delegate has started. All the details can be found here.

For 2015, the race is to find an Australian delegate to attend the NZ Natcon at Easter in Rotorua.

Remember that voting is a fundraising activity for FFANZ. Even if you know who will be the delegate it is important to vote to help fund the trip.