Sidewise Awards

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were presented at ReConStruction in Raleigh, NC on August 6. The Sidewise awards recognize excellence in alternate history.

Long Form: 1942, by Robert Conroy
Short Form: “The Fixation,” by Alastair Reynolds

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Chesley Nominations

The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) has announced this year’s Chesley Award nominations. The Chesleys have been presented annually for the past twenty-five years to recognize excellence in SF & F artwork. Named for pioneer artist Chesley Bonestell, this year’s awards will be presented at ReConStruction, the 10th NASFIC, in Raleigh, NC on the weekend of August 5-8.

Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Books

  • Dragon’s Ring, by Bob Eggleton
  • A Magic of Nightfall, by Todd Lockwood
  • Drood, by John Picacio
  • Magic Mirror, by Omar Rayyan
  • Visions of Never, by Robh Ruppel
  • Green, by Dan Dos Santos
  • Valley of Shadows, by Matt Stewart
  • Prospero Lost, by Sam Weber

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Books

  • The Mysterious Mr. Spine’s Flight, by Scott Altmann
  • Blutnacht die Orc, by Volkan Baga
  • Boneshaker, by Jon Foster
  • Stalking the Dragon, by David Palumbo
  • World’s End, by John Picacio
  • Hunting Ground, by Dan Dos Santos
  • Young Flandry, by Dave Seeley

Best Cover Illustration: Magazines

  • Cemetery Dance 62, by Les Edwards
  • Analog, 10/09, by Bob Eggleton
  • F&SF, by Dave Hardy
  • Clarkesworld 38, by Kazuhiko Nakamura
  • Heavy Metal, 11/09, by
  • Asimov’s, by Jon Picacio
  • Interzone, 2/09, by Adam Tredowski

Best Interior Illustration

  • The Child Thief, by Brom
  • Come to the Faeries’ Ball, by Gary Lippincott
  • Conan the Cimmerian, Volume 3, by Gregory Manchess
  • Knowing Darkness/Salem’s Lot, by John Picacio
  • The Little Sisters of Eluria, by Michael Whelan
  • Bugs in the Arroyo, by Mark Zug

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Allure, by Eric Fortune
  • GWenevere, by Rebecca Guay
  • Death of Diana, by Patrick Jones
  • Unrequited, by Raoul Vitale
  • Lumen 5, by Michael Whelan
  • Helium, by Mark Zug

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • Pod Shift, by Jim Burns
  • Hollowed, by Eric Fortune
  • Steampunk Wizard of Oz, by Justin Gerard
  • Faces of You, by Shelia Rayyan
  • Lost Love, by L.A. Williams

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Grandma Hoodoo & Zombie John, by Tom Kuebler
  • Anglo-Parisian Barnstormer, by Kris Kuksi
  • Satyr’s Head, by David Meng
  • Titania, by Charles Vess
  • The Switching Hour, by Vincent Villafranca

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Boarguts the Impaler, by Daren Bader
  • Joraga Bard, by Volkan Baga
  • Silverwing, by Lucas Graciano
  • Lorthos the Tidemaker, by Kekai Kotaki
  • Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet, by Todd Lockwood
  • Serendib Efreet, by Matthew Stewart

Best Product Illustration

  • A Confabulation of Dragons, by Scott Gustafson
  • Guild Wars 2, Concept Art, by Kekai Kotaki
  • Above the Timberline card, by Gregory Manchess
  • Cthulhu Temple, by Ian Miller
  • Avatar Na’vi design, by Jordu Schell
  • Battle Under the Mountain, by Matthew Stewart

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Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011

Anticipation reported 3370 warm bodies and 4355 members as of Saturday night, the most recent numbers available.

Raleigh, North Carolina won the right to host the 2010 NASFiC, to be called Reconstruction. The event will be held from August 5-8 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Guests of Honor include Eric Flint (Author), Brad W. Foster (Artist), Juanita Coulson (Fan), and Toni Weisskopf (Editor). Raleigh was unopposed and won with 241 votes.

Reno, Nevada won the right to host the 2011 Worldcon, to be called Renovation. The event will be held from August 17-21. Guests of Honor include Ellen Asher, Charles N. Brown, Tim Powers, and Boris Vallejo. Reno was unopposed and won with 650 votes.

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