Category Archives: Awards

1996 national awards nomination form(s)

summary by Anna Hepworth From the depths of our archives, we have extracted an A4 (yellow, ~80 gsm bond, double sided) sheet laid out as two side-by-side A5 pages, with voting forms and official information for the a) 1996 Australian … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time – The ASFMA awards

Many moons ago, before the Australian Science Fiction Convention and the Australian Science Media Society convention were merged, there were two separate sets of national SF awards, being the Ditmars and the Australasian Media Science Fiction Awards. We have discussed … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 PR3

a just-the-good-bits transcription by Chris Creagh The Most Wanted List (Convention Committee) Cindy Clarkson – “Her hard work and capacity for doing all the things that everybody else forgets about will make her either a very successful convention organiser or … Continue reading

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SwanCon 14 Ephemera

by Chris Creagh Open the A4 manila envelope and what do I find? 1) Progress Report 3 2) Info about the 1989 ASF(Ditmar) Awards best International fiction (148 listed) Australian novel (11 listed) Australian short fiction (39 listed) Fanzine Fan writer … Continue reading

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Contents of Random Stack

by Chris Creagh This is an acknowledgement of existence. A small insignificant box lurked in the corner of the library. “This doesn’t seem to be important, not part of a collection”, the librarian. “You can take it home if you … Continue reading

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SwanCon 7 – Program Book – Tin Duck Awards

Transcription by Anna Hepworth (being a transcription of p10, the eleventh page of the SwanCon 7 Program Book) Tin Duck Awards [image – stylized water bird, probably a duck but looks more like a swan, looking as if it is … Continue reading

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SwanCon 7 – 1982 Tin Duck Awards (voting form)

transcribed by Anna Hepworth The 1982 Tin Duck Award voting form is printed (mimeographed? spirit duplicated? something else that I should have thought of?) on what was probably originally white A4 paper. Text: THE 1982 TIN DUCK AWARDS  –  Voting … Continue reading

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Where are they now? – George Turner Shortlist – 2000

by Elaine Walker 2000 was the final year that the George Turner appears to have been awarded. So a final look at what has happened to the nominees of this prize since then. The nominations for that year were: Spook … Continue reading

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Where are they now – George Turner Shortlist, 1999

by Doug Burbidge Continuing the theme, here’s a roundup of what the web knows about the 1999 George Turner shortlist authors. Maxine McArthur won in 1999. Her winning novel was duly published in that year; and a second and third … Continue reading

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Where are they now – George Turner Shortlist, 1998

by Anna Hepworth Last week’s post on the winners (and shortlisters) of the George Turner Award has prompted us to wander off to find out where any (or maybe all) of them have gone on to. To start on this … Continue reading

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