Filed under: Auroras, Awards.
For the 30th anniversary of the Aurora Awards — Canada’s top honour in science-fiction and fantasy writing — all previous nominees were presented with commemorative pins. Most of the nominees received theirs at ceremonies at SF conventions across Canada held in 2010 (I got mine at Keycon in May of that year). But Vancouver’s William Gibson, who has been nominated for the Aurora numerous time (including for his collaboration with Bruce Sterling, The Difference Engine), and has won it twice (for Mona Lisa Overdrive and Virtual Light), didn’t make it to any of those conventions.
And so, at the request of the Aurora Awards administrators, when I interviewed Bill on stage at the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on January 12, 2012, I had the honour of presenting him with his pin. That’s me on the left handing the pin to Bill.