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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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Ditmar results!

With thanks to the liveblogging of Cheryl Morgan and the marvel that is technology!!

A. Bertram Chandler Award
Rosaleen Love

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review
Kim Wilkins, an article about Australian fantasy fiction in the Journal of Australian Studies

Best New Talent
Felicity Dowker

Best Professional Achievement
Angela Challis, for Black, the Australian Dark Culture Magazine

Best Fan Production
ASif!, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Gene Melzack

Best Fan Artist
Cat Sparks for Scary Food, Paul Haines Cancer is a C*NT fundraiser!

Best Fan Writer
Rob Hood, for Undead Backbrain

Best Professional Artwork
Shaun Tan, for Tales from Outer Suburbia

Best Collected Work
Dreaming Again, edited by Jack Dann

Best Short Story
Tie between Margo Lanagan "The Goosle" and Dirk Flinthart "This is not my story" (ASIM #37)

Best Novella/Novelette
"Painlessness" by Kirstyn McDermott

Best Novel

"Tender Morsels" by Margo Lanagan

Peter McNamara Award
Sean Williams

Cheryl Morgan:  After a quick look around the audience, I hereby pronounce the winner of the Emerald City Best Dressed Award to be Kirstyn McDermott
[Please note that the last award is not an official Ditmar awards :)]

Thanks again Cheryl! This coverage was brought to you with commentary from those who could not be there,  ,  ,  ,  ,  and Rob!

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No Natcon for me :(

Due to the frustrating timing of the house settlement, and subsequent date for having to be out of THIS house, I have to cancel our trip to Adelaide (booked for at LEAST six months now). I put this decision off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty certain we won’t settle til June 2nd, not next week as I’d hoped.

This sucks for a great many reasons. Firstly, of course, I really wanted to see all those of you who are going. Swancon this year was fun, but didn’t have nearly enough of the people I want to hang out with there. Second, I’m going to be out of pocket for the room deposit and flights and full membership. Well, the room deposit, definitely, but hopefully the flights will go into credit. Which might not be very useful, as we have no other flying plans in the next twelve months at this stage. Particularly not on Tiger… Thirdly, I’m gonna miss seeing Adelaide, as I’ve never been. Fourthly, I was looking forward to launching Horn with Alisa, and hopefully talking to authors about the new projects we’re currently reading for and all that. Fifthly, I wanted to be at the business meeting, as the last one was so productive.

Oh yeah, and y’know, maybe doing some con stuff too.

Sucks all round.

So, if anyone doesn’t yet have con hotel accommodation booked, I have not cancelled yet – it’s a two bedroom suite. Also, if anyone wants to buy my full membership, I’ll sell at the price I paid (earlybird rate, back in 2008), and I’ll repurchase an associate membership instead.

*sigh* I’m sad now. I’ve also warned hubby that I’ll most likely be in a very bad mood on that weekend. He’s been warned.

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