Aurealis Awards ceremony information

The Aurealis Awards presented by HarperVoyager

Aurealis Awards Ceremony
The Aurealis Awards for speculative fiction published in 2010 will be bestowed at a gala ceremony on the evening of Saturday the 21st of May. Details are provided below.

Venue
:
The Independent Theatre
269 Miller Street, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW
http://www.theindependent.org.au

Time
:
6:30–7:30 PM
 HarperVoyager cocktail party
7:30–9:15 PM
 Aurealis Awards ceremony
9:15–10:00 PM
 Post-ceremony celebration
After 10:00 PM
 After party at a venue to be announced at the ceremony

Dress
:
Formal / cocktail

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to the ceremony can be purchased online at http://www.trybooking.com/8675
To purchase a ticket, navigate to this site and follow the simple instructions. You will need a credit card to pay.
Tickets are open to the public, although the maximum seating capacity of the theatre is 300 guests. As interest in the ceremony has been strong, we recommend purchasing a ticket well before the event. The entry price includes drinks and refreshments.

Ticket prices:
 Tickets purchased on or before 16 April 2011 – $29 per person.
 Tickets purchased after 16 April and before 14 May 2011 – $33 per person.
 Tickets purchased on, or after, 14 May 2011 – $36 per person.
 Tickets will be sold at the door for $36 per person but as the theatre’s capacity is limited, seats cannot be guaranteed.

The following individuals are entitled to receive free entry to the ceremony:
 Authors who are shortlisted for an Aurealis Award for fiction published in 2010;
 Aurealis Awards judges who reviewed fiction published in 2010; and
 Presenters at the Aurealis Awards ceremony.

To collect your free ticket, please contact aurealis.tickets@gmail.com before Friday 13 May 2011. Please note that free tickets will not granted after this date or at the door.

Accommodation Options
North Sydney boasts a broad range of accommodation options. The following hotels are offering special rates for attendees of the Aurealis Awards. Be sure to mention that you are attending the ceremony to take advantage of them.

RYDGES NORTH SYDNEY – approx. 5 minute walk from The Independent
Address: 54 McLaren Street, North Sydney, NSW
Reservations: call (02) 9922 1311 and ask for “Reservations”
Rates: Bedding Types Room Only Including breakfast
Standard room
Parkview Queen or Twin Room
$149.00
Extra $25 per person per night

HARBOURVIEW HOTEL – approx. 15 minute walk from The Independent
Address: 17 Blue Street, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Reservations: http://www.viewhotels.com.au/north_sydney_harbourview/index.aspx
Rates: Bedding Types Including breakfast for 2 Notes
Weekend Getaway
Queen or Twin
(guaranteed Harbour view)
$199.00
If 10 bookings made, rate drops to $185. Must mention the awards

VIBE HOTEL NORTH SYDNEY – approx. 25 minute walk from The Independent Address: 88 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, NSW 2061 Reservations: 13 VIBE (13 8423) or http://www.vibehotels.com.au Rates: Bedding Types Room Only Including breakfast x1 Including breakfast x 2
Vibe Room
Queen or Twin
$159.00
$179.00
$199.00
Deluxe View Room
Queen
$179.00
$199.00
$219.00
Deluxe Suite
Queen
$199.00
$219.00
$239.00
Executive Suite
King
$219.00
$239.00
$259.00

Other events
The Aurealis Awards Ceremony has been timed to coincide with the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF). For full details about SWF events, please visit: http://www.swf.org.au/

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