FAAN Awards

The FAAN Achievement Awards were presented at Corflu 35, held from May 4-6 in Toronto, Canada.

  • Best Fanzine: Beam, edited by Nic Farey & Ulrika O’Brien
  • Best Perzine: Vibrator, by Graham Charnock
  • Best Special Publication: Same Planet, Different World: Jacq Monahan’s TAFF Report, by Jacq Monahan
  • Best Fan Writer: Randy Byers
  • Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles
  • Best Fanzine Cover: Rubber Crab #8, cover by Graham West
  • Online Activity: efanzines.com
  • #1 Fan Face: Jacq Monahan
  • Harry Warner Jr Letterhack: Tie: Robert Lichtman & Milt Stevens
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Bruce Gillespie

Shimmer Program Announced Worldcon Attendees

The Shimmer Program has announced that Shi Ran (Sharon Shi) and Lin Jiayu (Mackenzie Lin) have each won RMB 10,000 to attend and help staff Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California. Lin is currently attending Central China Normal University and Shi has translated woks into Chinese and helped run China’s Galaxy Awards.
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Anglemark Wins TAFF

Swedish fan Johan Anglemark has won the 2018 TAFF race to send a American fan to Worldcon 76 in San Jose. Anglemark beat out Swedish fan Fia Karlsson and Scottish fan Helena McCallum in a three way race. Voting tallies have not yet been released.
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DUFF Winner

Marlee Jane Ward won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) in an unopposed race. She will travel to the US to attend Worldcon 76, to be held in San Jose from August 16-20. This is the third year in a row DUFF has been uncontested.
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Starbase Indy on Hiatus

Starbase Indy has announced that there will not be an event held in 2018. According to a post on their Facebook page, upper management is not currently in a situation based on fanpower or finances to hold the event, although the post leaves open the possibility of a revival of the event.

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WSFS Site Selection Set

There were no surprises in the Site Selection filings. The only bid to file to host the 2020 Worldcon was New Zealand and the only bid to file to host the 2019 NASFiC was Utah. Details of site selection voting are being worked out and the ballot will be released once that has been done. Site selection will take place at Worldcon 76 in San Jose.
More information on New Zealand in 2020
More information on Utah in 2019

Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2018 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award. The award is presented for the best debut SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of the year and will be presented at Balticon 52 on the weekend of May 25-28, 2018. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • The Prey of Gods, by Nicky Drayden
  • All Our Wrong Todays, by Elan Mastai
  • The Guns Above: A Signal Airship Novel, by Robyn Bennis
  • Amatka, by Karin Tidbeck
  • Gilded Cage, by Vic James
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, by Theodora Goss
  • Lotus Blue, by Cat Sparks

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Rebel and Phoenix Awards

The Rebel Award, Phoenix Award, and the Rubble Award, all presented at Concave 39/DeepSouthCon 56 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Rebel and Phoenix Awards are official awards, while the Rubble is an unofficial, but traditional award. The Rebel Award is presented for service to Southern fandom by a fan. the Phoenix is given for support by a pro of Southern fandom and/or professional work reflecting positively on the South, and the Rubble is given for the fan who’s done the most to Southern Fandom.

  • Rebel Award: Rick Norwood
  • Phoenix Award: Joseph L. Green
  • Rubble Award: The broken sidewalk that resulted in con chair Claude Mills’s broken leg

GUFF Race

Marcin Klak and Steve & Alice Lawson are this year’s candidates for GUFF, the Get-Up-and-Over Fan Fund. The winner of the race will travel from Europe to Australasia for Continuum, to be held in Melbourne. GUFF is not limited by geography, so anyone may vote. The voting deadline is April 3.
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Skylark to Kimmel

At Boskone 55, the weekend of February 16-18, this year’s recipient of the Skylark award was announced. The Skylark Award is presented for significant contributions through work in the field of science fiction and by exemplifying the personal qualities which made the late “Doc” Smith well-loved by those who knew him. This year’s award was won by Dan Kimmel.
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