CanSMOF has announced the award of this year’s two scholarships to attend SMOFCon 31 in Toronto, Canada the weekend of December 6-8. Each winner will receive C$500 to help defray the cost of attending the convention. Jenni Merrifield of Port Moody, BC will receive the award for a Canadian attendee and Pablo M.A Vazquez III of Austin, TX will receive the award available to any con-runner throughout the world.
The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave to original short fiction published by a small press, is “Good Hunting,” by Ken Liu. The story was published in Strange Horizons and edited by Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, and Julia Rios.
Lois McMaster Bujold received the Forry Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Science Fiction from the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. The award has been presented by LASFS each year at LosCon since 1966. The winners are selected by a vote of the LASFS membership.
The English language Aurora Awards were presented on October 6 at Can-Con in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to the standard Auroras, Robert J. Sawyer received a Lifetime Achievement Award, only the fourth author to receive the distinction.
- Novel: The Silvered, by Tanya Huff
- YA Fiction: Under my Skin, The Wildlings, by Charles de Lint
- Short Fiction: “The Walker of the Shifting Borderland,” by Douglas Smith
- Poem / Song: “A Sea Monster Tells His Story,” by David Clink
- Graphic Novel: Weregeek, by Alina Pete
- Related Work: Blood and Water, by Hayden Trenholm
- Artist: Erik Mohr – Cover Art for ChiZine Publications
- Fan Publication: Speculating Canada Blog, by Derek Newman-Stille
- Fan Filk: Kari Maaren for her Body of Work
- Fan Organizational: Randy McCharles for When Words Collide
- Fan Related Work: Ron Friedman for the Aurora Awards Voter Package
- Lifetime Achievement: Robert J. Sawyer
R. Graeme Cameron has announced the winners of the third annual Faned Awards, which, for the first time, were selected by popular vote. Cameron invented the Faneds to recognize work being done by Canadians in fanzines.
- Hall of Fame: Leslie A. Croutch (for 1940s/50s fanac, & zine Light)
- Best Fan Artist: Taral Wayne
- Best Letter of Comment Writer: Lloyd Penney
- Best Fan Writer: R. Graeme Cameron
- Best Fanzine: Space Cadet, by R. Graeme Cameron
The Eurocon Awards were presented in Kiev at this year’s Eurocon.
Hall of Fame:
- Best Author: Andrei Valentinov (Ukraine)
- Best Publisher: Shiko (Ukraine)
- Best Artist: Nikolai Redka (Ukraine)
- Best Promoter of Science Fiction: Istvan Burger (Hungary)
- Best Magazine: SFX (UK)
- Best Translator: Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoie (France)
- Grand Master: Terry Pratchett (UK)
- Grand Master: Iain Banks (UK)
Spirit of Dedication
- Best Artist: Katerina Bachilo (Russia)
- Best Dramatic Presentation: “Vash Vikhod” (Ваш выход – Your Move), “Raido” theatre (Ukraine)
- Best Website: Europa SF: scifiportal.eu (Romania)
- Best Fanzine: Fandango (Ukraine)
- Stefan Cernohuby (Austria)
- Ioana Visan (Romania)
- Aleksandra Davydova (Russia)
- Leonid Kaganov (Russia)
- Livia Hlavackova (Slovakia)
- Boris Georgiev (Georgia)
- Julia Novakova (Czech Republic)
- Oleg Silin (Ukraine)
- Martin Vavpotic (Slovenia)
- Anton Lik (Belarus)
The winners of the 2013 Fantasiknovelltävlingen (Fantastic Short Story Competition) were announced. The Fantasiknovelltävlingen has been running in Sweden since 2000 and is sponsored by SKRIVA, a writer’s list. First prize receives €100, with second prize receiving €50 and third receiving €30. Case prizes were donated by Novellmästarna.
- 1st Prize: “Den hängda mannen,” by Jonas Lejon
- 2nd Prize: “Intelligentare människor,” by Johannes Pinter
- 3rd Prize: “De dansande stjärnornas natt,” by Robert Warreback
The 2013 Sunburst Award winners have been announced. The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award given to a Canadian writer for a book length work of SF. The prize comes with a hand-crafted medallion and Can$1,000.
- Sunburst Award: Maleficium, by Martine Desjardins, translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel
- Sunburst Young Adult Award: Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman
The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the Copper Cylinder Award, a popular vote award for the best Canadian fantastic literature. The award’s name comes from James de Mille’s “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,” widely considered to be the first work of Canadian science fiction. The award was first presented in 2012.
- Adult Award: The Chaos, by Nalo Hopkinson
- Young Adult Award: Starling, by Lesley Livingston.
Nat Saenz coordinated the film festival at LoneStarCon 3. The following films received awards at the film festival.
- Best SF&F Short Film: Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope, directed by Eric Tozzi
- Best Horror Short Film: CARGOLS! (Snails), directed by Geoffrey Cowper
- Best Animation Short Film: Oh Super, directed by Mike Roberts
- Best Fan Film: Star Trek Continues; Pilot – Pilgrim of Eternity, directed by Vic Mignogna
- Best Feature Film: Chill – Horror, directed by Noelle Bye and Meredith Holland