Voting closes Saturday

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.

 

 

Remembering H. A. Hargreaves

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 himselfwere 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.

 

Planning to attend this year’s Aurora Awards?

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.

2017 Aurora Awards voting is open

Voting for the 2017 Aurora Awards is now open for CSFFA members.  You have until midnight, EDT on September 2nd, 2017 to cast your ballot.

Warning:  Ballots cannot be edited once you have submitted, so make sure you are happy with your selections.

2017 Voters’ Package

This year’s voters’ package is now open to download.  You can now download ALL the categories.  Please note:  The Best of the Decade and the Fan Organizational download links are above the other categories.

Here’s a link to what is in this year’s voters’ package.

The voters’ package is open to all paid CSFFA members and will be available until voting closes on September 2nd, 2017.  Here is the link to our download page.  The works provided by our nominees and their publishers are for CSFFA members and only CSFFA members.

UPDATED: Sunday, June 11th, 2017

 

2017 Aurora Award ballot

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Aurora Award ballot.  Voting does not begin until July 15th and will end on September 2nd. This gives CSFFA members plenty of time read the many books and stories.

Click here to open this year’s ballot. 2017 Aurora Awards Ballot

We are planning to have the first release of this year’s voters package available early next week.

This year the we have a special category, The Best of the Decade. This is for works first published between 2001 and the end of 2010 by Canadians.  Multi-volume stories were viewed as a single work.   The six finalists were chosen by a jury of eight readers from across Canada.  Now CSFFA members will decide which of these works will receive the award.

Good luck to this year’s nominees.