Sunday, August 5, 2007

On-site voting at this year's Aurora Awards

V-Con, this year's CanVention (Canadian National Science Fiction Convention), has announced a break from CanVention tradition and is having on-site voting for the Aurora Awards (in addition to mail-in voting). Says V-Con Progress Report #2:

Vote at VCON

There is no fee to submit an Aurora nomination, but final voting is restricted to CSF&FA members. The good news? Because this years Canvention is being held in association with VCON 32, all VCON members are automatically CSF&FA members and are eligible to vote for the Auroras. A ballot will be included in your VCON 32 registration package. There will be a ballot box at the registration desk and you will have until 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 20 to make your vote count.

To my knowledge, on-site voting has only been done once before: the last time the awards were held at V-Con, which was in 2001.

For the curious, the winners that year were as follows:

* Best Long-Form Work in English: The Snow Queen, Eileen Kernaghan

* Meilleur livre en francais: Demain, les etoiles, Jean-Louis Trudel

* Best Short-Form Work in English: "Surrendering the Blade", Marcie Tentchoff (The Doom of Camelot, Green Knight Publishing) [poem]

* Meilleure nouvelle en francais: "La Danse des esprits", Douglas Smith (Solaris 134) [traducteur: Benot Domis]

* Best Work in English (Other): Science Fiction: The Play, David Widdicombe [play]

* Meilleur ouvrage en francais (Autre): Solaris, Joel Champetier, rd.

* Artistic Achievement / Accomplissement artistique: Jean-Pierre Normand

* Fan Achievement / Accomplissement fanique (Fanzine): Voyageur, Karen Bennett, ed. (USS Hudson Bay / IDIC) ( [clubzine]

* Fan Achievement / (Organizational/Organisation): R. Graeme Cameron (BCSFA president & V-Con 25 chair)

* Fan Achievement (Other/autre): Donna McMahon, book reviews/ critiques de livres

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At August 07, 2007 4:14 AM , Anonymous Shoshana said...

Does that mean that American VCon members can vote too?

At August 07, 2007 1:32 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Sho. Interesting question. As VCon is making up its own procedures, I don't have an answer. We'll see what the wording says when the final ballot is released.


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