It’s that time of the year again. This year’s Aurora eligibility lists are now open. Nominations will begin in March. We are asking CSFFA members to help us put in works done in 2017 by Canadians into the eleven award eligibility lists.
We are in the midst of creating a new and improved website but unfortunately, we are running behind so the eligibility lists will be the same as last year, at least for now. Full details of the new site will be sent out once it’s been tested.
Once you have logged into you account you can access the lists here.
Canvention 2018 being hosted by VCON. Links to the VCON site will be up ASAP.
We are pleased to announce that Can*Con (Ottawa) will be the most for the 2019 Canvention. The vote to accept Can*Con as host was taken at the 2017 AGM at Hal-Con September 27.
The 2017 Aurora results in grids shows the statistics on how our membership voted and nominated for this years awards. The numbers in the grids are votes. We recalculate the vote for each place by removing the previous top candidate.
The lists at the end shows the works that at least five of our membership nominated. Please note: only the top five works can be referred to as Aurora nominees or finalists.
Please see our press release for the 2017 Aurora Awards winners here.
Congratulations to all winners and thank you to everyone who participated.
Online voting for the AGM in Halifax at Hal-Con is now closed.
Online voting is available for those that will not be able to attend the AGM in Halifax at Hal-Con. Here are links to the agenda, documents being discussed and where to vote. Voting is open to all paid CSFFA members.
Voting closes at Midnight EDT on September 20th, 2017.
Voting for this year’s Aurora Awards is now closed.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to submit your ballots. The awards will be presented in Halifax at Hal-Con on Saturday, September 23rd.
Voting for the 2017 Aurora Awards closes Saturday, September 2nd at the end of day, Midnight EDT. That means it closes at 9pm in most of BC, 10pm in Alberta, 11pm in Manitoba, Midnight in Ontario and Quebec and 1am, Sunday, on the east coast. Voting is open to all paid CSFFA members.
Kobo Canada is donating an e-reader for one lucky voter. Everyone who votes is eligible to have their name drawn. The draw will happen at Canvention, Hal-Con (Hal-Con.com) in Halifax at the Aurora Awards ceremony.
All votes matter. Don’t miss out.
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Hall of Fame inductee, H. A. Hargreaves, passed away July 27, 2017 at the age of 89. A pioneer of the genre, his collection of short stories, North By 2000, was the first ever to be marketed as Canadian science fiction. His SF had a distinctly Canadian flavour: the stories addressed Canadian themes, were set in Canada, featured humble Canadian-style protagonists rather than alpha-male heroes, and came to Canadian-style ambiguous endings. For example, in his best known story, Dead to the World, the protagonist discovers that a computer error has listed him as dead; his tribulations in trying to correct the error lead him to conclude that he may actually be better off that way. Hargreaves stories – like the man himself – were quiet and unassuming, yet deeply insightful, frequently moving, and always memorable. He will be missed, but his stories will always remain a crucial part of the Canadian SF canon.
We want to thank Robert Runte for writing this for us.
For those that are going to at Hal-Con in Halifax for Canvention and are planning to attend either the pin and/or the awards ceremonies we would like you to signup thought Hal-Con’s Eventbrite links. They want to know how many nominees and regular fans will be showing up.
Awards (link) or the Pin Ceremony (link) – private, only accessible by using the link.
All events are free and open to the public. They are just using the RSVP system to get an estimated headcount for food at the Awards.