The 10th Circle Project has been nominated for three Aurora awards (Canada’s fan-voted Sci-Fi & Fantasy award): Best English Related (the 1st Circle Project, volume one of the 10th Circle Project); Best Short Story (for Randy McCharles in the 2nd Circle); and Best Fan Publication (Bourbon and Eggnog). Editor’s Note: it seems strange that we’re nominated in a fan category, but since Bourbon and Eggnog was a free offering, it is thus not classified as professional).
Day three. The day. Women of the Apocalypse has gone on a terrific run and I bet a win could give it a little more juice. Just a little more. Women of the Apocalypse was up for Best Work (Other – a category reserved for anthologies) and Best Short (for Eileen‘s Pawns Dreaming of Roses).
I woke on the bathroom floor. I had closed my eyes only for a few minutes. Or six hours.
I ventured from the bathroom and discovered it light outside. Fantastic. Luckily, Billie (my roomie and one of the Apocalyptic 4) hadn’t needed to use the bathroom during the night. Otherwise, she would’ve tripped over my body and probably shrieked thinking I was dead (either that or panicking and deciding to dissolve my body in the tub with some HCl).
This past weekend, I attended Keycon, the annual science fiction and fantasy convention held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year, it also hosted the Aurora Awards: Canada’s SF/F fan-voted awards. Women of the Apocalypse (of which my story Dues Ex Machina is included) was up for two awards: Best Work English (Other), and Best Short (English) for Pawns Dreaming of Roses.
The good news continues into 2010 for Women of the Apocalypse. We received notification that Women of the Apocalypse has been nominated in the English Works (Other) category (this category is for anthologies and magazines) and Eileen Bell’s novella ‘Pawns Dreaming of Roses‘ has been nominated in the English Short Works (an amazing feat considering there were over 125 other entries).
The Aurora Awards are for the best Canadian SF/fantasy of the year as voted by the fans. Voting has begun. The cost is $5 and you can vote here: http://www.prix-aurora-awards.ca/English/AwardProcess/votingForm.php— with the winning selection announced at Keycon in Winnipeg the May 21st-23rd weekend.
For more information about the Aurora Awards, go here: Aurora Awards