Saturday, August 08, 2009

Several SF Canada members among Aurora Award winners

Several members of SF Canada won Aurora Awards at last night's ceremony at the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal.

Edward Willett won the award for Best Long-Form Work in English for Marseguro (DAW Books); Michèle Laframboise won Best Long-Form Work in French for Les vents deTammerlan (Editions Médiaspaul, coll. Jeunesse-Plus), Jean-Louis Trudel won the award for Best Short-Form Work in French for "Le dome de macaire" (Solaris 167), Karl Johanson won the award for Best Work In English (Other) for editing Neo-Opsis magazine, and Joel Champetier won for Best Work in French (Other) for editing Solaris.

Randy McCharles won the award for Best Short-Form Work in English for his short story "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta" (Tesseracts Twelve, Edge Science Fiction) and the Fan Achievement (Organizational) award for his work as chair of World Fantasy 2008.

Other winners were Lar deSouza, who won the award for Artistic Achievement for Looking for Group (online comic), Jef Boman, who won the award for Fan Achievement (Fanzine) for editing The Original Universe, and Joan Sherman, who won the award for Fan Achievement (Other) for organizing the Heather Dale Concert.

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