Join us live for this year’s Aurora Awards Ceremony. It will be live streamed on both YouTube and Facebook on Saturday, August 19th starting at 7pm EDT (5pm MDT, and 4pm PDT). Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Elizabeth Anderson will again be our hosts. Here are the links:
This year our theme is Retro. We have chosen past Aurora Award winners from a number of years ago. Some of them were won when the awards were called the Caspers.
This year’s awards will be introduced by:
- Best Novel: Candas Jane Dorsey who won for her novel, Black Wine, in 1998.
- Best YA Novel: Kelley Armstrong who won for her YA Novel, The Rising, in 2014
- Best Novelette/Novella: Robert J. Sawyer who has won more Aurora’s and Casper’s than any other nominee.
- Best Short Story: Karl Schroeder who won for Short Fiction, “The Toy Mill” with David Nickel in 1993
- Best Graphic Novel/Comic: Alina Pete who won for her webcomic Weregeek in 2013
- Best Poem/Song: David Clink who won for his poem, “A sea monster tells his story”, in 2013
- Best Related Work: Karl Johanson who won for his magazine, Neo-Opsis in 2009.
- Best Cover Art/Interior Illustration: Lar deSouza who won for artistic achievement in 2006
- Best Fan Writing/Publication: Michael Skeet who won for his fanzine MLR (Maple Leaf Rag) in 1998
- Best Fan Related Work: Cath Jackel who won in 1995 for her parties at ConAdian WorldCon in Winnipeg.
The awards will start by announcing this year’s first-time nominees who will be getting their Aurora Nominee pins. This will be followed by this year’s inductees to the CSFFA Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are:
- John Robert Columbo
- Michelle Sagara
- Clifford Samuels
After the Hall of Fame inductions, we will announce this year’s awards. We will start with the Best Fan categories and will move through them ending with the Best Novel category.
This event is open to the public.