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2007 Aurora Awards

 

Left to right: Martin Springett, Christian Sauvé, Jean-Louis Trudel, Dave Duncan, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Ann Johanson. (Photo by Nina Munteanu.)

 

        The 2007 Aurora ceremony was held in as part of Canvention, which was part of Vcon 32, in Richmond BC, on October 21st. The event featured a buffet brunch, and a keynote address by writer Matthew Hughes. The event was hosted by Vancouver reviewer Michael Walsh and Emceed by Toronto writer Robert J Sawyer.

 

The complete winners list is:

 

-Best Long-Form Work in English: Children of Chaos Dave Duncan (Tor)

 

-Best Long-Form Work in French: Reine de Memoire 4. La Princesse de Vengeance, Elisabeth Vonarburg (Alire)

 

-Best Short-Form Work in English: Biding Time, Robert J. Sawyer (Slipstreams, Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers Eds. (DAW); The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Peter Robinson Ed. (Penguin))

 

-Best Short-Form Work in French: Le regard du trilobite, Mario Tessier (Solaris 159)

 

-Best Work in English (Other): Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, Editor.

 

-Best Work in French (Other): Aux origines des petits hommes verts, Jean-Louis Trudel (Solaris 160)

 

-Artistic Achievement: Martin Springett

 

-Fan Achievement (Publication): Brins d'Iterniti, rid. Guillaume Voisine

 

-Fan Achievement (Organizational): Cathy Palmer-Lister (Con*Cept)

 

-Fan Achievement (Other): Fractale-Framboise, Eric Gauthier, Christian Sauvé, Laurine Spehner

 

Dave Dunan.

Robert J. Sawyer

 

Peter S. Beagle (presenting the “Best Long Form Work in English” award.)

 

Jean Louis-Trudel

Stephanie Ann Johanson and Karl Johanson

 

Matthew Hughes

 

        (Above photos by Nina Munteanu, except for the photo of Matthew Huges.)

 

 

We at Neo-opsis are proud to have been be nominated along side the others in the category Best Work in English Other:
-The Hidden Path, Heather Dale

-Jousting with Jesters : An ABC for the Younger Dragon, Martin Springett

-Mythspring : From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada, Julie E. Czerneda and Genevieve Kierans

-Tesseracts Ten : A Celebration of New Canadian Speculative Fiction, Edo Van Belkom & Robert Charles Wilson

The 2006 Neo-opsis issues, for which the Aurora was won, were the result of work by many people, including:

 

ISSUE 8
Fiction:
-David McGillveray, "Love Among the Vacuum Spiders.
-Virginia O'Dine, Finely Tuned.
-Hank Quense, "Hell of a Salesman".
-William Steinmetz, "Listen".
-Fran Jacobs "Medyna's Choice".
-Rae Dawn Carson, "First Waltz".

Art:
-Janice Blaine Cover and interior illustrations for "Love Amoung the Vacuum Spiders".
-Stephanie Ann Johanson, illustrations for "Finely Tuned", "Listen" and "Medyna's Choice".
-Karen Lightbody, Illustrations for "Hell of a Salesman", "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart: Aluminum" and three illustrations for "Trivial Things to do With a Time Machine".
-Fran Jacobs "Medyna's Choice".
-Rae Dawn Carson, "First Waltz".
-Karl Johanson, Illustration for Robert Runté's review of "Guns, Germs and Steel".

Reviews by:
-John W. Herbert, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Ann Johanson, Robert Runté.

Articles:
-Karl Johanson, editorial, "Messing With Writers", "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart: Aluminum", "The Last Three Pages: VCon".
-Stephanie Ann Johanson and Karl Johanson, "Trivial Things to do With a Time Machine".
-Karl Johanson SF and science News.

Proof Readers:
Kirsten Morrell and Ann Lightbody.


ISSUE 9
Fiction:
-Hayden Trenholm, "Lumen Essence".
-Carlos Hernandez, "Cingulate Gyrus".
-Karl El-Koura, "The Kedari Virus".
-Matthew S. Rotundo , "Aces and Eights".
-N0S 4A2, "Legion McRae".

Art:
-Karen Lightbody, "Illustrations for "Succession to the Space Age", Cartoon, "Buzz & Toffee".
-Karl Johanson, Cover and two interior illustrations for "Lumen Essence".
-Stephanie Ann Johanson, Illustrations for "The Kedari Virus", "Aces and
Eights".

Reviews by:
-Virginia O'Dine, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Ann Johanson.

Articles:
-Karl Johanson, "Succession to the Space Age", "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart: Calcium".
-Stephanie Ann Johanson, "The Last Two Pages: I Used to Hate Reading".
-Karl Johanson SF and science News.

Proof Readers:
Kirsten Morrell and Ann Lightbody.


ISSUE 10

Fiction:
-Tamara Sheehan, "Twenty".
-Roselyn Silverman, "Moby's Riff".
-Julian Todd, "Hack Writer".
-John Southern Blake, "A Moment of Dying".
-Nigel Read, "The Honeymoon".
-Thomas M. MacKay, "In Human Judgement".
-Leslie Lupien, "The Posthomo".

Art:
-Dan O'Driscoll. Cover art titled "Canyon".
-Stephanie Ann Johanson, illustrations for "Source of Inspiration", two for "Hack Writer", "A Moment of Dying", "The Honeymoon", "The Posthomo".
-Karl Johanson, illustrations for "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart: Hafnium".

Reviews by:
-John W. Herbert, Robert Runté, Stephanie Ann Johanson.


-Proof Readers:
-John W. Herbert, Paula Johanson, Stephanie Ann Johanson, Virginia O'Dine.

Articles:
-Karl Johanson, "Source of Inspiration", "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart: Hafnium", Conversion Con and Worldcon commentaries and "The Last Four Pages: The Twentieth Anniversary of the Twentieth Anniversary of Star Trek".


2006 NEO-OPSIS CD-ROM OF AMAZINGLY NEAT STUFF

-Articles, reviews, photos, pod casts, etc. by Monica Spencer, Robert Runté, John W. Herbert, Lynda Williams, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Ann Johanson and Paula Johanson.

 

 

 

        Information on the Auroras, including the complete list of nominees, is available at: www.sentex.net/~dmullin/aurora/ and at the new web site www.prixaurorawards.ca .

 

 

 

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