Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aurora Nominees Announced 2009

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This communique is available in both French and English.
Ce communiqué c'est disponsible en français et en anglais.


Anticipation: Press Release #19, March 2009
Aurora Nominees Announced

Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, is pleased to
announce the Prix Aurora nominees for 2009. The Auroras recognize
Canadian science fiction and fantasy artwork, writing, and fan
activities. Any Canadian citizen or resident may vote in the Aurora
selection process. Mail-in or online ballots must be submitted before
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009.

Please visit for more
information or to vote.

Best Long-Form Work in English
Meilleur livre en anglais
– After the Fires, Ursula Pflug (Tightrope Books)
– Identity Theft and Other Stories, Robert J. Sawyer (Red Deer Press)
– Impossibilia, Douglas Smith (PS Publishing)
– Defining Diana, Hayden Trenholm (Bundoran Press)
– Marseguro, Edward Willett (DAW Books)

Meilleur livre en français
Best Long-Form Work in French
– Une fêlure au flanc du monde, Éric Gauthier (Alire)
– Les vents de Tammerlan, Michèle Laframboise (Éditions Médiaspaul,
coll. Jeunesse-Plus)

Best Short-Form Work in English
Meilleure nouvelle en anglais
– "All In," Peter Atwood (May–June, Weird Tales magazine)
– "Back," Susan J. Forest (June, Analog magazine)
– "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta," Randy McCharles
(Tesseracts Twelve, Edge Science Fiction)
– "A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Van Gogh," Douglas Smith
(Impossibilia, PS Publishing)
– "Doorways," Douglas Smith (Postscripts Magazine #17, PS Publishing)

Meilleure nouvelle en français
Best Short-Form Work in French
– « Ballade sur Pallide », Michèle Laframboise (Virages 44)
– « La révolte des gilets-malins », Michèle Laframboise (QUAD9 6A)
– « Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire », Jean-Louis Trudel (Solaris 167)
– « Jos Montferrand et le Grand Brigand des routes », Alain Ducharme
(Solaris 161)

Best Work in English (Other)
Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre)
– The Gaslight Grimoire, Jeff Campbell & Charles Prepolec, Editors,
(Edge Science Fiction)
– Neo-opsis magazine, Karl Johanson, Ed.
– Tesseracts Twelve, Claude Lalumière, Ed. (Edge Science Fiction)
– Through the Window: a Journey to the Borderlands of Faerie, Marcie
Lynn Tentchoff (Double Edge Publishing)
– On Spec magazine, Diane Walton, Managing Ed.

Meilleur ouvrage en français (Autre)
Best Work in French (Other)
– Jean-Louis Trudel, Sophie Beaulé, (Éditions David)
– Solaris, Joël Champetier, édition et direction littéraire

Artistic Achievement
Accomplissement artistique
– Looking for Group, Lar deSouza (Online Comic)
– cover Neo-Opsis #14, Stephanie Ann Johanson
– Imagination, Michèle Laframboise (Imagination contre les pigeons
spammers, Vermillion)
– Fear Agent #22, Ronn Sutton (Dark Horse)
– cover JEMMA7729, David Willicome

Fan Achievement (Fanzine)
Accomplissement fanique (Fanzine)
– The Original Universe, Jeff Boman, (Ed.)
– Opuntia, Dale Spiers (Ed.)
– Clair/Obscur, François-Bernard Tremblay, (Réd.)
– Brins d'éternité, Guillaume Voisine, (Réd.)

Fan Achievement (Organizational)
Accomplissement fanique (Organisation)
– Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest, Renée Bennett (Administrator)
– World Fantasy 2008, Kim Greyson (Guest Liaison)
– FilKONtario 19, Judith Hayman, & Peggi Warner-Lalonde (Co-chairs)
– World Fantasy 2008, Randy McCharles, (Chair)
– Anime North 2008, David Simmons (Organizer)

Fan Achievement (Other)
Accomplissement fanique (autre)
– World Fantasy 2008 Podcasts, Kurt Armbruster, & Ryah Deines
– Impulse, news bulletin of MonSFFA, Keith Braithwaite (Ed.)
– Through the Keyhole – 25 years of Keycon Memories, Jennifer Ennis (Ed.)
– Fan Writing, Lloyd Penney
– Heather Dale Concert, Joan Sherman (Organizer)

Anticipation is honoured to host Canvention, the Canadian national science fiction convention and the Prix Aurora Awards

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 2009.

More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on their web site you can also write to us for more information.
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