GUFF ballot 2018 — Europe to Australasia

GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from  Europe to Australasia (and vice versa).

This year, a delegate is to be selected to travel from Europe to Australia and/or New Zealand.  Voting is open to anybody who is active in fandom.  There is a competition this year, so take the time to see which of the worthy candidates you would like to bring down under.

All you need to know about the candidates and voting can be found over at the ozfanfunds site.

 

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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.

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.

Final Ballot nominees for 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The Sir Julius Vogel Award sub-committee is pleased to announce finalists for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The awards will be presented at Conclave3, to be held over Easter weekend this year.

A full list of nominated works will be available on our website shortly.

Aurealis Awards Finalists

The finalist shortlist for the Aurealis Awards has been announced and can be found on their website.

Since this is a news service for New Zealand SF/F/H news and the Aurealis Awards are Australian, we wouldn’t normally report this.  But we did spot a couple of Kiwis in the list.  See if you can spot them.

We may have missed one or two, so comments are left open so you can report your findings.

Sir Julius Vogel awards – Nominations close today

Nominations for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel awards close today – i.e.  The nomination period will close at 8.00 pm (NZDT) on 2 February 2018.  So there is still time to get your nomination for a qualifying work in.

Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination, go to http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvAwards.shtml  and fill out the nomination form.  To aid you, there is a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.

2018 Sir Julius Vogel awards – Not long now!

Nominations for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel awards close soon!   The nomination period will close at 8.00 pm (NZDT) on 2 February 2018.

The awards recognise excellence and achievement in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2017 calendar year.

This year, the awards will be utilizing a web-based system for nominations. Full information about the awards, including the rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, can be found here.

Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination, go to http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvAwards.shtml  and fill out the nomination form.  To aid you, there is a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.