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Australian Spec Fic Events Calendar

Thanks to hosting by [info]girliejones  over at ASif, we now have an Australian Spec Fic Events Calendar. I’ll be adding events as I run across them, but such a thing works best when folks send in details, so please do! Updates and new events welcome 🙂

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The Aussiecon 4 round up

It transpired that I was so flat out for the entire six days that I didn’t get much time to update anything – Twitter, Facebook and LJ all suffered, but it was to good purpose – too busy selling books and catching up with people to social network online? I call that a win!

So now it’s a matter of trying to remember what happened when! Not easy with lack of sleep and a blurring of days happening… But I’ll give it a go.

Very busy days below the cut! With photos…

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AUSSIECON 4 ANNOUNCES HUGO WINNERS

The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre,
honoring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre’s fans.
The first Hugos were awarded at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention
in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and have honored science fiction and fantasy
notables such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg,
Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and many others.

BEST NOVEL

[Tie for first place]
The City & The City by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

BEST NOVELLA

"Palimpsest" by Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace; Orbit)

BEST NOVELETTE

"The Island" by Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)

BEST SHORT STORY

"Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)

BEST RELATED WORK

This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I")
by Jack Vance (Subterranean)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and
the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio;
Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright
(Airship Entertainment)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – LONG FORM

Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones;
Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT FORM

Doctor Who: "The Waters of Mars" Written by Russell T Davies
& Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Ellen Datlow

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Shaun Tan

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan

BEST FAN WRITER

Frederik Pohl

BEST FANZINE

StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith

BEST FAN ARTIST

Brad W. Foster

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Seanan McGuire

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Vincent Docherty
at hugoadmin@aussiecon4.org.au.

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Dudcon 3 and Ditmars

  just reminded me about this on her LJ, so now I’m doing my civic duty and passing the word along! As there’s no Aussie Natcon this year, what with us hosting Worldcon and all, there’s a Dudcon happening in conjunction with Aussiecon4. In the words of those in charge: 

Following in the tradition of Spawncon 2, this is the convention you have when you aren’t having a convention. Dudcon 3 will be held in conjunction with Aussiecon 4 the 2010 Worldcon which will take place in Melbourne from the 2nd to the 6th of September. While Aussiecon 4 is the Worldcon it is not the National Convention. As no other convention bid for the right to be National Convention, a moment of rash stupidity saw the creation of Dudcon 3 as a barebones Natcon.

At Dudcon 3 there will be a Business Meeting and a Ditmar Award ceremony. There may be a BBQ too. Or something else that involves alcohol. But only if we can raise enough money, and that is where you come in…

The only source of money to fund all of this is memberships and whatever sponsorship can be screwed out of the SF Publishing Industry (which is to say probably nothing). So your willingness to give us money in return for not much at all is vital. But we will give you a badge, and possibly a ribbon. And if there is free alcohol you will be invited.

http://members.optuszoo.com.au/~dudcon/index.html

Membership rates start at very reasonable prices, so why not wander on over and take a look?

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