Voting for this year’s Aurora awards ends at Midnight, at the end of day, Eastern Daylight Time on September 6th, 2014. That’s the first Saturday of the month. If you live in Vancouver it will be 9pm, Saturday evening. This allows the awards team who live out west time to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote and still get to bed before the sun comes up.
If you have not seen the ballot go to,
If you have not already downloaded the voter’s package you still have time to do this too. It contains almost all of the eligible works. You still have time to read a lot of what has been nominated.
The awards will be presented at our host convention. VCON 39, in Vancouver (www.vcon.ca/) on October 4th. There will be a High Tea that afternoon followed by the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is open to the public and is free but if you wish to attend the High Tea you must purchase a ticket, http://www.vcon.ca/canvention-34/2014-aurora-awards-ceremony.
The new Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame will also be unveiled at the awards ceremony. Along with past Aurora Lifetime Achievement award winners a special jury selected three additional names to be inducted. Names were submitted by CSFFA members. This year’s inductees are: William Gibson, Phyllis Gotlieb, Judith Merril, Dennis Mullin, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, A.E. van Vogt, and Susan Wood
For those that have not heard, this is the last year that the current Aurora award design will be given out. Frank Johnson’s design has been used for the past 23 years. We appreciate Frank’s dedication and hard work. Frank will also be joining us at the awards ceremony.
To vote or download the voter’s package, log into your account and select the relevant item from the menu bar.
Vote for what you know. You don’t have to vote in every category and you don’t have to vote for all the items in a category. Please remember, if you are unfamiliar with a category or its nominated works leave all boxes blank. The “No award” option is only to be used if you don’t approve of one or more of the nominated items.
This year’s ballot is a great one and I hope you take the time to review, read and get to know the nominated works.