Jan van’t Ent received the Doc Weir Award at Eastercon the weekend of March 29-31. The Doc Weir Award is voted on by the convention’s attending membership. The award is given to someone who has made some form of contribution to fandom that deserves a little public recognition. The winner receives a certificate and a silver cup, although the winner must return it at the end of the year with his/her name engraved on it.
The winners of the 2013 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on March 31.
- Novel: Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
- Short Fiction: “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales
- Artwork: Cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass, by Blacksheep
- Non-Fiction: The World SF Blog, by Lavie Tidhar
The nominees for the British Science Fiction Award have been announced. The winner will be announced at Eastercon in Brighton the weekend of March 29.
- Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
- Empty Space: a Haunting, by M John Harrison
- Intrusion, by Ken MacLeod
- Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
- 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
Best Short Story
- “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
- “The Flight of the Ravens,” by Chris Butler
- “Song of the Body Cartographer,” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
- “Limited Edition,” by Tim Maughan
- “Three Moments of an Explosion,” by China Miéville
- “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales
- Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents
- Blacksheep for the cover of Jack Glass
- Dominic Harman for the cover of Helix Wars
- Joey Hifi for the cover of Thy Kingdom Come
- cover artwork for Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden
- “The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit,” by Karen Burnham (Rocket Science, Mutation Press)
- “The Widening Gyre,” by Paul Kincaid (Los Angeles Review of Books)
- The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
- The Shortlist Project, by Maureen Kincaid Speller
- The World SF Blog, edited by Lavie Tidhar
The winners of the 2012 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on April 8.
- Novel: The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
- Short Fiction: “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
- Artwork: Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
- Non-Fiction: The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition edited John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford, and Graham Sleight
The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.
- Cyber Circus, by Kim Lakin-Smith
- Embassytown, by China Miéville
- The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
- By Light Alone, by Adam Roberts
- Osama, by Lavie Tidhar
Best Short Fiction
- “The Silver Wind,” by Nina Allan
- “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
- “Afterbirth,” by Kameron Hurley
- “Covehithe,” by China Miéville
- “Of Dawn,” by Al Robertson
- Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not as We Know It, by Mike Ashley
- The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition, edited by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, & David Langford
- Review of Arslan, by M.J. Engh & Abigail Nussbaum
- SF Mistressworks, edited by Ian Sales
- Pornokitsch, edited by Jared Shurin & Anne Perry,
- The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who, by Graham Sleight, Tony Keen, & Simon Bradshaw
- cover for The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
- cover for A Monster Calls, by Jim Kay
- cover for Osama, by Pedro Marques
- cover for A Glass of Shadow, by Anne Sudworth
Jacqueline Monahan has been announced as the winner of this year’s TAFF Race to send a North American to Europe. Monahan will attend Eastercon. Monahan beat Warren Buff and Kim Kofmel in a three way race. Vote tallies have not yet been announced, but the number of ballots received doubled in the final week of voting.
Kylie Ding and Grant Watson are this year’s candidates for GUFF, the Get-Up-and-Over Fan Fund. The winner of the race will travel from Autralasia to Europe for Olympus 2012, next year’s Eastercon in London. GUFF is not limited by geography, so anyone may vote. The voting deadline is January 22, 2012.
The winners of the BSFA Awards were announced at Illustrious 2011, this year’s Eastercon, in Birmingham. The winners were selected by the con’s membership and announced at a banquet.
- Best Novel: The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
- Best Short Fiction: “The Shipmaker,” by Aliette de Bodard
- Best Art: Cover for Zoo City, by Joey Hi-Fi
- Best Non-Fiction: “Blogging the Hugos,” by Paul Kincaid
Renovation has announced that it received 1,006 nominating ballots for the Hugo Award, the first time more than 1,000 ballots have been received for nominations. The ballots represent 21 countries on 6 continents. In 2010, 864 nominating ballots were received. The nominees for the Hugo Awards will be announced on April 24 jointly at Eastercon and Norwescon via streaming video.