SFF.net Closing

Jeffry Dwight has announced that SFF.net will be closing on March 31. For many years, SFF.net hosted SFWA’s dsicussion boards as well as providing server space, e-mail addresses, and personal pages for many science fiction authors. Dwight received a Service to SFWA Award for SFF.net’s contributions in 2015. Dwight has stated that he will be able to forward e-mails from sff.net to other e-mail addresses, but websites will have to be ported to other hosts by their owners.

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SFWA Announced Grand Master & Service Awards

SFWA has announced that Larry Niven will be named the Damon Knight Grand Master. Niven began publishing in 1964 with “The Coldest Place” and has won the Nebula Award, multiple Hugo Awards, the Ditmar, Seiun, and Prometheus Awards.

In addition, SFWA has announced that Jeffry Dwight will receive the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award. Through his hosting of SFWA’s web presence from the shutdown of GEnie in 1999 until the launch of SFWA’s new website a couple of year’s ago, Dwight helped keep SFWA’s internet presence going, providing connections for many members, and provided assistance for SFWA to modernize on the internet.

The award will be presented at the 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois, June 4 through 7, 2015.

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