This is Horror Awards 2012 now openComments Off
The This Is Horror Awards 2012 are now open. Please send your votes to awards [at] thisishorror [dot] co [dot] uk with the subject line ‘Awards 2012 Votes’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You are allowed to vote for your top two in each category. Voting closes at 12:01am GMT on Friday 4 January 2013.
For full list of categories and nominations please go HERE
Sunburst Award jurors announcedComments Off
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award to recognize stellar writing in two categories: adult and young adult. The awards are presented annually to Canadian writers with a speculative fiction novel or book-length collection of speculative fiction published any time during the previous calendar year.
The 2013 Sunburst Award jurors have now been announced. They are: Rebecca Bradley, Tony Burgess, Shari Lapeña, Barbard Roden and Leon Rooke. Full details HERE
2012 World Fantasy AwardsComments Off
The 2012 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, Canada. This year’s judges were John Berlyne, James P. Blaylock, Stephen Gallagher, Mary Kay Kare, and Jacques Post. The winners are:
2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
British Fantasy Awards 2013: informal eligibility list – submissions invited(1)
Before the 2013 awards get started, we are asking members, publishers and any other interested parties to help us in building (and correcting) an informal list of eligible items. Inevitably, the list will be incomplete, but it should prod our members’ thoughts in appropriate directions.
You don’t have to be a member of the BFS or a FantasyCon attendee to contribute. Feel free to supply details of your own work. We’d be grateful to anyone spreading the word about this on Twitter, Facebook or their blog.
If you have a large number of items to add (for example if you’re a publisher or the editor of a magazine), you may find it easier to supply them in a spreadsheet to the awards administrator (see below). Just be sure to include a column listing the appropriate categories.
Note that the resulting list is an informal eligibility list. There is no prestige in appearing on it. People whose items appear on the list must not describe themselves as British Fantasy Award nominees, or as having been longlisted for the British Fantasy Award. Members will not be limited to voting on items that appear on the list.
For any queries as to the eligibility rules, please see the British Fantasy Awards constitution. If any questions remain, please contact the awards administrator, Stephen Theaker (email@example.com).
Neil Gaiman / Stephen Jones title wins top Spanish literary awardComments Off
Published in 2011 by 23 Escalones and illustrated by Irene León Guijarro, the bi-lingual Spanish edition of Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse edited by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones has won the 2012 Premio NOCTE Award for Best Foreign Book.
The annual award, sponsored by The Spanish Horror Writers Association, was one of several announced on 13 October 2012 by the President of NOCTE, Juan Angel Laguna Edroso, and Spanish author Roberto Malo at XXX Hispacón in the city of Urnieta Guipuzcoa.
For more information about NOCTE, go to:
Online voting is open for 2012 Nova AwardsComments Off
Voting is open in the 2012 Nova Awards, which celebrate achievement in British and Irish science fiction fanzines. Voting is open to all members of Novacon 42, and to any sf fan resident in the UK or Eire; the only criterion is that they have read at least six different eligible fanzines published between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012. Electronic ballots must be received no later than 23:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 31 October 2012.
Categories are Best UK / Irish Fanzine, Best UK / Irish Fan Writer and Best UK / Irish Fan Artist . For the online voting form see HERE
British Fantasy Awards 2012(11)
The Robert Holdstock Award (for best fantasy novel)
BFS Special Jury Awards:
The PS Publishing Independent Press Award
The Artist Award
The Non-Fiction Award
The Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award
The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
SFFH winners at the 64th Annual Emmy AwardsComments Off
SF Scope has listed the SFFH winners at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards. American Horror Story, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead all won awards. Game of Thrones took six awards in the “creative arts” categories.
For a full list, see HERE
This Is Horror Awards 2012 – nominations now openComments Off
Last year the inaugural This Is Horror Awards 2011 were a great success – votes were received from across the world and the Awards were covered in a multitude of media. This year they’re back, and will be bigger and better than ever.
The first stage of the This Is Horror Awards 2012 begins now. Readers can email in their nominations for each of the eighteen Award categories. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category, This Is Horror will then draw up a shortlist.
The nominations stage runs from 3 September 2012 through until 31 October 2012. Categories include Novel of the Year, Film of the Year, TV Series of the Year and Podcast of the Year, among others.
Please see the This Is Horror website HERE for more information, the Award rules, and how to vote.
2012 Hugo Award WinnersComments Off
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the 2012 Hugo Award winners on sunday evening, 2nd September. 1922 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)
BEST SHORT STORY
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)
BEST RELATED WORK
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo
BEST FAN WRITER
Jim C. Hines
BEST FAN ARTIST
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
E. Lily Yu
Congratulations to all the winners!