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Award Winners

Congratulations to the all the winners of the Australian SF awards, presented Sunday evening.

The A Bertram Chandler Award: Richard Harland

The Norma K Hemming Award: AA Bell, for Hindsight, and Sara Douglass, for The Devil’s Diadem

The Peter McNamara Award: Bill Congreve

The Chronos Awards:

Best Long Fiction:
The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines (Brimstone Press)

Best Short Fiction:
The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt, Paul Haines (in The Last Days of Kali Yuga)

Best Fan Writer:
Jason Nahrung

Best Fan Artist:
Rachel Holkner

Best Fan Written Work:
Tiptree, and a collection of her short stories, Alexandra Pierce (in Randomly Yours, Alex)

Best Fan Artwork:
Blue Locks, Rebecca Ing (Scape 2)

Best Fan Publication:
The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Best Achievement:
Conquilt, Rachel Holkner and Jeanette Holkner (Continuum 7)

The Infinity Award, for overwhelming contribution to Australian SF: Merv Binns

The Ditmar Awards:

Best Novel
The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)

Best Novella or Novelette
“The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt”, Paul Haines, in The Last Days of Kali Yuga (Brimstone Press)

Best Short Story
“The Patrician”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Love and Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Collected Work
The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines, edited by Angela Challis (Brimstone Press)

Best Artwork
“Finishing School”, Kathleen Jennings, in Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Candlewick Press)

Best Fan Writer
Robin Pen, for “The Ballad of the Unrequited Ditmar”

Best Fan Artist
Kathleen Jennings, for work in Errantry (tanaudel.wordpress.com) including “The Dalek Game”

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Best New Talent
Joanne Anderton

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
Alexandra Pierce and Tehani Wessely, for reviews of Vorkosigan Saga, in Randomly Yours, Alex

The Continuum committee would like to thank:
Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond for hosting the awards ceremony
Bill Wright, as the ASFF awards coordinator
David Cake, Jeremy Byrne, Peter Lyons and the Ditmar subcommittee
Danny Oz and John Samuel from the Chronos awards committee
Julia Svaganovic, Mitch and Danielle Madeley for assisting in the ceremony.

Ditmar Awards Ballot Released

The Ditmar subcommittee are pleased to announce the ballot for the Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Award for 2012. Voting is now open, and will remain open for at least 30 days.

The 2012 ballot is as follows:

Best Novel
* The Shattered City (Creature Court 2), Tansy Rayner Roberts (HarperCollins)
* Burn Bright, Marianne de Pierres (Random House Australia)
* Mistification, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot Books)
* The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)
* Debris (The Veiled Worlds 1), Jo Anderton (Angry Robot Books)

Best Novella or Novelette
* “The Sleeping and the Dead”, Cat Sparks, in Ishtar (Gilgamesh Press)
* “Above”, Stephanie Campisi, in Above/Below (Twelfth Planet Press)
* “The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt”, Paul Haines, in The Last Days of Kali Yuga (Brimstone Press)
* “And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living”, Deborah Biancotti, in Ishtar (Gilgamesh Press)
* “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Love and Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press)
* “Below”, Ben Peek, in Above/Below (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story
* “Breaking the Ice”, Thoraiya Dyer, in Cosmos 37
* “Alchemy”, Lucy Sussex, in Thief of Lives (Twelfth Planet Press)
* “The Last Gig of Jimmy Rucker”, Martin Livings and Talie Helene, in More Scary Kisses (Ticonderoga Publications)
* “All You Can Do Is Breathe”, Kaaron Warren, in Blood and Other Cravings (Tor)
* “Bad Power”, Deborah Biancotti, in Bad Power (Twelfth Planet Press)
* “The Patrician”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Love and Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Collected Work
* The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines, edited by Angela Challis (Brimstone Press)
* Nightsiders by Sue Isle, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Ishtar, edited by Amanda Pillar and K. V. Taylor (Gilgamesh Press)

Best Artwork
* “Finishing School”, Kathleen Jennings, in Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Candlewick Press)
* Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for The Freedom Maze (Small Beer Press)

Best Fan Writer
* Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus! and Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
* Alexandra Pierce, for body of work including reviews in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus!, Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth, and Randomly Yours, Alex
* Robin Pen, for “The Ballad of the Unrequited Ditmar”
* Sean Wright, for body of work including “Authors and Social Media” series in Adventures of a Bookonaut
* Bruce Gillespie, for body of work including “The Golden Age of Fanzines is Now”, and SF Commentary 81 & 82

Best Fan Artist
* Rebecca Ing, for work in Scape
* Lisa Rye, for “Steampunk Portal” series
* Dick Jenssen, for body of work including work in IRS, Steam Engine Time, SF Commentary and Scratchpad
* Kathleen Jennings, for work in Errantry (tanaudel.wordpress.com) including “The Dalek Game”
* Rhianna Williams, for work in Nullas Anxietas Convention Programme Book

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
* SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie
* The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
* The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
* Galactic Chat, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Sean Wright
* Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alex Pierce

Best New Talent
* Steve Cameron
* Alan Baxter
* Joanne Anderton

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
* Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, for “2010: The Year in Review”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 (Ticonderoga Publications)
* Damien Broderick and Van Ikin, for editing Warriors of the Tao: The Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature (Borgo Press)
* David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely for “Reviewing New Who” series, in A Conversational Life
* Alexandra Pierce and Tehani Wessely, for reviews of Vorkosigan Saga, in Randomly Yours, Alex
* Russell Blackford, for “Currently reading: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke”, in Metamagician and the Hellfire Club

 

The official ballot paper, including postal address information, may be downloaded as a PDF format file from: http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2012/2012_Ditmar_ballot.pdf

Votes will be accepted via email to: ditmars@sf.org.au

However, if possible, please vote online at: http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2012

Postal ballots will be distributed in the near future.

Voting for the Ditmar Award is conducted in accordance with the rules specified at http://wiki.sf.org.au/Ditmar_rules, and is open to members of Continuum 8 (including supporting members) and to members of Swancon 36 who were eligible to vote in the 2011 Award. Voting in all award categories is by the optional preferential system, and each eligible individual may vote only once. All ballots (including emailed ballots) should include the name and address of the voter. If you have questions regarding the ballot or voting procedure, please email ditmars@sf.org.au.

2012 Chronos Awards Ballot and Voting

The Continuum Foundation is proud to announce the ballot for the Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in 2011.

Best Long Fiction

  • Black Glass, Meg Mundell (Scribe Publications)
  • Mole Hunt, Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing)
  • The Key to Starveldt, Foz Meadows (Ford Street Publishing)
  • The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines (Brimstone Press)
  • Scape e-zine, edited by Peta Freestone
  • Changing Yesterday, Sean McMullen (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Thief of Lives, Lucy Sussex (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • No Award

Best Short Fiction

  • Neverspring, Peta Freestone (in M-BRANE SF #25)
  • The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt, Paul Haines (in The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
  • Gamer’s Challenge, George Ivanoff (by Ford Street Publishing)
  • One Last Interruption Before We Begin, Stephanie Lai (in Steampowered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories)
  • So Sad, the Lighthouse Keeper, Steve Cameron (in Anywhere But Earth)
  • No Award

Best Fan Writer

  • Jason Nahrung
  • Alexandra Pierce
  • Peta Freestone
  • No Award

Best Fan Artist

  • Nalini Haynes
  • Marta Tesoro
  • Rebecca Ing
  • Rachel Holkner
  • No Award

Best Fan Written Work

  • Dear Space Diary, Sam Mellor (Blog – Fiction)
  • Tiptree, and a collection of her short stories, Alexandra Pierce (in Randomly Yours, Alex)
  • Interview with Meg Mundell, Nalini Haynes (in Dark Matter 3)
  • No Award

Best Fan Artwork

  • Girl Torque, Nalini Haynes (Cover for Dark Matter 3)
  • Dangerous Penguins, Marta Tesoro
  • Blue Locks, Rebecca Ing (Scape 2)
  • No Award

Best Fan Publication

  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alexandra Pierce
  • Bad Film Diaries, Grant Watson
  • Dark Matter, edited by Nalini Haynes
  • No Award

Best Achievement

  • Trailer for Gamer’s Challenge, Henry Gibbens (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Continuum 7 Opening Ceremony Video, Rachel Holkner (Continuum 7)
  • Conquilt, Rachel Holkner and Jeanette Holkner (Continuum 7)

Award Not Presented

The award for Best Artwork is not being presented due to insufficient nominations being received.

Voting Procedure

When completing a ballot, please vote for your first preference in a category by placing a number 1 against it. Further votes in the same category are optional and should be numbered sequentially in order of preference. Voting in all categories is not required.

Completed votes from Continuum 8: Craftonomicon members (full or supporting) may be sent by:

  1. email to awards@continuum.org.au; or
  2. post to:Chronos Awards Committee
    65A Limestone Ave
    BRADDON ACT 2612

To confirm voting eligibility please include your Continuum 8: Craftonomicon membership number or receipt number.

If you are not a member of Continuum 8: Craftonomicon but wish to vote for the Chronos Awards, a voting membership is available from the Continuum Foundation for $5. If you are interested in obtaining a voting membership please send an email to dozman@netspace.net.au for more information. Voting memberships are only available from the Continuum Foundation, please do not contact Continuum 8: Craftonomicon about voting memberships.

All votes must be received by Sunday 20 May 2012. Late votes will not be considered, late postal votes will be returned to sender unopened. The Chronos Awards Committee is not responsible for any delays in post or mail.

Ditmar Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2012 Australian SF (“Ditmar”) awards are now open and will remain open until one minute before midnight Melbourne time on Sunday, 15th of April, 2012 (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+10). Postal nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, 13th of April, 2012.

The current rules, including Award categories can be found at: http://wiki.sf.org.au/Ditmar_rules

You must include your name with any nomination. Nominations will be accepted only from natural persons active in fandom, or from full or supporting members of Continuum 8, the 2012 Australian National SF Convention. Where a nominator may not be known to the Ditmar subcommittee, the nominator should provide the name of someone known to the subcommittee who can vouch for the nominator’s eligibility. Convention attendance or membership of an SF club are among the criteria which qualify a person as “active in fandom”, but are not the only qualifying criteria. If in doubt, nominate and mention your qualifying criteria. If you received this email directly, you almost certainly qualify.

You may nominate as many times in as many Award categories as you like, although you may only nominate a particular person, work or achievement once. The Ditmar subcommittee, which is organised under the auspices the Standing Committee of the Natcon Business Meeting, will rule on situations where eligibility is unclear. A partial and unofficial eligibility list, to which everyone is encouraged to add, can be found here: http://wiki.sf.org.au/2012_Ditmar_eligibility_list

While online nominations are preferred, nominations can be made in a number of ways:

  1. Online, via this form: http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2012/nominations.html
  2. Via email to ditmars@sf.org.au; or
  3. By post to:

    Ditmars
    6 Florence Road
    NEDLANDS WA 6009
    AUSTRALIA

Chronos Awards: Eligibility Query

The Chronos Awards Committee has received an eligibility query regarding collected works.

The current rule for a collected work is:

4.4.1 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. To be eligible the collected work must have
been produced in Victoria, or at least one of it’s major editors must have been a citizen of Victoria for the relevant calendar year. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.

The query has been made in respect of collections of stories by Victorian authors that were edited and published in another state/territory.

The Committee will accept nominations for these collections.

The intent of the rule was to ensure that editing performed by Victorians could be recognised by the Chronos Awards. There was no intention to disqualify stories by Victorian authors that happen to be edited elsewhere.

To avoid this issue in future the second clause of the rule will be amended as follows:

To be eligible the collected work must have been produced in Victoria, or contain a story by a citizen of Victoria, or at least one of its major editors must have been a citizen of Victoria for the relevant calendar year.

Any queries regarding this clarification may be sent to awards@continuum.org.au.

As noted previously nominations will close on 18 March 2012, and a typographical error in the original post referring to 2010 has been corrected.

2012 Chronos Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2012 Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian science fiction in 2011 are now open. The awards will be presented at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

Professional Categories:

  • Best Long Fiction (including collected works)
  • Best Short Fiction
  • Best Artwork

Fan Categories:

  • Best Fan Writer
  • Best Fan Artist
  • Best Fan Written Work
  • Best Fan Art Work
  • Best Fan Publication in any Medium

Special Award for works not eligible in existing categories:

  • Best Achievement

All nominated works must have been published during the 2011 calendar year. Please refer to the complete Chronos Awards rules for details.

Nominations can be made by:

  1. Email to awards@continuum.org.au
  2. Post to:

    Chronos Awards Committee
    65A Limestone Ave
    BRADDON ACT 2612

  3. Lodging a comment at the linked LiveJournal post. All comments are screened.

Acknowledgement emails will be sent to confirm nominations received by email or as comments. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours please lodge a comment to remind me to check the spam trap. Thank you.

All nominations must be received by final post on Sunday 18 March 2012 and the Chronos Awards Committee is not responsible for any delays in mail.

Wide distribution of this post is encouraged but please acknowledge the source and provide a link back.

Originally posted at:http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/2012-chronos-awards-nominations-now-open/

2012 Chronos Awards: Announcement of Key Dates

The 2012 Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian science fiction in 2011 will be presented at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon.

Nominations will open in two weeks and will be open for two months. The nomination and voting process will be similar to previous awards.

The key dates for the 2012 Chronos Awards are:

  • Nominations Open: Sunday 22 January 2012
  • Nominations Close: Sunday 18 March 2012
  • Voting Opens: Sunday 1 April 2012
  • Voting Closes: Sunday 20 May 2012
  • Awards Announced: Continuum 8: Craftonomicon (see the program for details)

Any queries can be sent to awards@continuum.org.au

Wide distribution of this post is welcomed but please acknowledge the source and provide a link back.

Originally posted at: http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/2012-chronos-awards-key-date/