Humanism in the Arts Award

Robert J. Sawyer received the Humanism in the Arts Award, presented for the first time by Humanist Canada at their conference in Montreal on August 4.

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Mythopoeic Award Winners

The winners of the 2012 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on August 5 at Mythcon XLIII in Berkeley, CA.

  • Fantasy Awards, Adult Literature: The Uncertain Place, by Lisa Goldstein
  • Fantasy Awards, Children’s Literature: The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman
  • Scholarship Awards, Inklings Studies: Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity, by Carl Phelpstead
  • Scholarship Awards, Myth and Fantasy Studies: The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films, by Jack Zipes

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Readercon Board Resigns

In the wake of the Readercon Board of Directors’ decision to ban RenĂ© Walling for two years due to harassment charges in contravention of Readercon policy, five members of the Readercon board have resigned and the con com has extended the ban as a lifetime ban. Readercon will elect a new board and develop a new policy for dealing with harassment based on widespread input. In addition, Readercon has announced a refund of memberships for Readercon 24 (2013) for those who feel the convention is not right for them based on recent actions.

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