Nominations are now open

Nominations are now open to all paid CSFFA members for works done in 2016 by Canadians .  Before you submit your nominations please review our eligibility lists.  We know that they may not contains absolutely everything that was done but we think they contain most.  If you know of something that is not there please log into your account and add it. 

Nominations close at Midnight EDT on May 6th.  We have shortened the nomination period because we wanted to give more time for people to read the items on the final ballot.  We expect to announce the ballot later in May. 

Your nominations are what makes our awards work.  Nominate what you know and enjoyed.

Eligibility Lists Open

Our eligibility lists are open for any CSFFA account holder to submit works they feel should be nominated for this year’s Aurora awards.  Works must have been originally published or done in 2016.  To submit items please first log into your CSFFA account and then go to our eligibility list page.

Nominations for this year’s awards will open on March 31st and all submissions must be done by May 6th, 2017 at midnight EDT.  To nominate you will need to have a paid 2017 CSFFA membership.

2016 Aurora awards winners

For complete results& statistics:

The following is the complete list of winners:

  • Best English Novel: A Daughter of No Nation by A.M. Dellamonica, Tor Books
  • Best English YA Novel: An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet, Scholastic Canada/Clarion Books
  • Best English Short Fiction: “Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson,
  • Best English Poem/Song: “Origami Crane / Light Defying Spaceship” by Naru Dames Sundar, Liminality, Issue 5 Autumn
  • Best English Graphic Novel: The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone, ChiZine Publications
  • Best English Related Work: Second Contacts edited by Michael Rimar & Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press
  • Best Visual Presentation: Orphan Black, Season 3, John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, Temple Street Productions
  • Best Artist: Erik Mohr, covers for ChiZine Publications
  • Best Fan Publication: Speculating Canada edited by Derek Newman-Stille
  • Best Fan Organizational: Randy McCharles, Chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
  • Best Fan Related Work: Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating, Canada on Trent Radio 92.7 FM

Online AGM voting closes this Tuesday

If you are unable to attend this year’s AGM at When Words Collide there are just a few days left to vote.  Our online forms make it easy and quick.  Your feedback is important to us.  We no longer allow proxy voting.  You must either vote online or in-person on Sunday August 14th at 9am in the Canmore room at the Delta Calgary South hotel.

 Online voting closes at midnight EDT on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.

 The agenda for this year’s vote has some important items that will impact a number of the fan categories.  Full details can be found at:

 To vote online for this year’s AGM log into your account and then go to:  

Voting for the 2016 Aurora Awards closes this Saturday night

Voting closes at the end of day on Saturday, July 23rd at midnight EDT.  That’s 9pm for those in BC, 10pm in Alberta and 1am on Sunday for those in Nova Scotia.   

As an added incentive, Kobo Canada is now sponsoring a prize of a free Kobo e-reader that will be drawn at When Words Collide ( ) for one of our members who voted for this year’s awards.  

Your vote matters.  Download/Read/Vote.  Check out the new Best Visual Presentation category.