Pegasus Nominations Open

The form to nominate for this year’s Pegasus Awards for filk is now on-line. Nominations close on August 1. People can nominate up to five works/people in five categories. The winners will be announced at Ohio Valley Filk Fest.
To nominate, or for more information…
For the results of the brainstorming poll…

Obituary: Debra Miller

Northwest fan Debra Miller died on May 23. Miller was a members of the Palouse Empire SF Association (PESFA). She has been suffering from cancer for quite some time.

Rambo Announced Plunkett Scholarships

Cat Rambo has announced the establishment of Plunkett Scholarships to allow a student who otherwise would not be able to afford to take her on-line writing classes the opportunity to enroll. Rambo will hold one space for a Plunkett Scholarship recipient in each course. The scholarship is named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany.

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McDonald-Sims Wins DUFF

Clare McDonald-Sims won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) in an unopposed race. This was McDonald-Sims second DUFF race. She will travel to North America to attend MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, this year’s Worldcon. Voting totals have not yet been released.

Eugie Award Announced

Matthew Foster has announced the creation of the Eugie Award, a juried award presented for best short story and named for Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster. The first awards will be announced at this year”s Dragon Con, with the five finalists announced at some point prior to the convention.
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Obituary: Mike Jencevice

Chicago fan Mike Jencevice (b.1955) died on May 16. Jencevice entered fandom in 1978, publishing the fanzine Trilevel and serving as the long-time president of Queen to Queen’s Three, a media fan club. He ran the dealers room at Windycon for more than 30 years and served on the ISFiC Board for much of that time. He was one of two associate chairs for Chicon 2000.

Wilde Wins Compton Crook Award

Fran Wilde won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for her book Updraft. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons. A plaque will be presented to Duncan at Balticon 50. The announcement comes on the heels of Wilde winning the Norton Award for the novel.

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SFWA Election Results

SFWA announced the results of their elections at their Business Meeting on May 14. Last year saw some officers elected for two year terms and others elected for one year terms. This year, elections were only held for positions which were elected for one year terms last year. Erin M. Hartshorn, Justina Ireland, and Lawrence M. Schoen ran for two open Director-at-Large positions.

  • Vice President: M.C.A. Hogarth, re-elected, unopposed
  • CFO: Bud Sparhawk, re-elected, unopposed
  • Director at Large: Justina Ireland
  • Director at Large: Lawrence M. Schoen

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Dell Magazine Awards

Dell Magazines announced the winners of the 2015 Analog AnLab Awards and the Asimov’s Readers’ Awards on May 14, 2016 at the Lockwood Restaurant during the SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Analog Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) Awards

  • Best Novella: “Builders of Leaf Houses,” by Catherine Wells
  • Best Novelette; “Racing to Mars,” by Martin L. Shoemaker
  • Best Short Story: “The Museum of Modern Warfare,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Best Fact Article: “Challenges of Manned Interstellar Travel: An Overview,” by Nick Kanas
  • Best Poem: “The Impending Apocalypse Helps Me Maintain Perspective,” by Steven Dondlinger
  • Best Cover: May 2015, Donato Giancola

The Asimov’s Readers’ Awards:

  • Best Novella: “Inhuman Garbage,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Best Novelette: “Lock Up Your Chickens and Daughters—H’ard and Andy Are Come to Town!” by Michael Swanwick & Gregory Frost
  • Best Short Story: “Tuesdays,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • Best Poem: “1,230 Grams of Einstein,” by Robert Frazier
  • Best Cover Artist: Maurizio Manzieri

Silverberg Heart Attack

Robert Silverberg has reported that he suffered an heart attack on May 9 while visiting Siena, Italy. Silverberg has had surgery and returned home, where he is recuperating and expects a full recovery. He is currently planning on attending MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon.