Sir Julius Vogel Award Results - 2014
The list of nominations on the ballot can be found here
Professional Award Nominees
Angry Robot Ltd
Published in Regeneration by Random Static
in Prickle Moon
|Best Collected Work
Dan Rabarts/Lee Murray (eds)
Paper Road Press
|Cover of Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative
Craig Potton Publishing
|The Almighty Johnsons (Season 3)
South Pacific Films
Fan Award Nominees
|Best Fan Production /
John & Lynelle Howell
||This award has been carried over until the 2015
Gorgth Goes Shopping by Matt Cowens
Au Contraire 2013 convention book
|Best Fan Writing
award was a tie
Presidental Sweet /
For publication of over a
dozen short stories in the past 3 years for professional and semi-professional payment,
for editing and producing the charity horror anthology Baby Teeth - Bite-sized Tales
of Terror to benefit Duffy Books in Homes, and for producing fiction narrations for a
range of speculative fiction podcasts and for the Baby Teeth audiobook.
Year of First Release 2011 (1 story publication), 2012 (2 story publications), 2013 (10
story publications), 2014 (3 stories scheduled for publication so far)
Dans work has appeared in a number of publications, including Paper Road Press,
Ticonderoga Publications, Beneath Ceaselss Skies, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine,
Random Static, Dragon Moon Press, Aurealis Magazine, Wily Writers Audible Fiction, and
more (see http://dan.rabarts.com/fiction/)
|Services To Fandom
||The League of Victorian Imagineers
While many people
would have been involved in this over the years that it took streampunk in NZ and the
steampunk artwork in Oamaru to evolve to what it is today, their contribution is the most
well-known across NZ due to the steampunk conventions that are now occurring across New
Zealand. The conventions along with the festivals, exhibitions and fashion parades have
done a lot to highlight the steampunk movement in New Zealand, and Oamaru in particular.
There have been a few genre authors from overseas who have visited New Zealand and
Oamaru in particular, who have noted the steampunk attractions on their public websites.
Included on this list is Walter Jon Williams who visited NZ in 2012.
And Jay Lake who visited
here in 2013
Oamaru is even mentioned in the Lonely
Planet Travel Guide and the AA
magazine for its steampunk attractions. Lonely Planet and the AA are not genre
publications, so it is a strong indication that Oamaru is now well-known as the steampunk
capital of NZ.
Why Oamaru as the Steampunk Capital of NZ? According to the Steampunk NZ website here is the short history
with the most important snippet here:
"Anything can be influenced by Steampunk. Literature, art, music, film, fashion,
technology, invention, war, jewellery, sculpture and transport. This exhibition,
Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be, brings a flavour of the the steampunk
culture to Oamaru. Here, we celebrate our Victorian heritage every year. With authentic
architecture, an original harbour and a core of committed enthusiasts, it is a
natural backdrop for this genre. We have in our community a large number of incredibly
creative and talented people, some of whom have contributed to this, the first, Steampunk
|Services To Science
Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Helen has reached out to
make sure that Australasian writers are seen by the rest of the world. She has used her
blog and her space in SF Signal and her presence at events to inform the world
and has done it with grace and good humour. Unlike many writers, she doesnt just
focus on new work or known authors, but gives space to writers who otherwise would not be
seen and for work that is beginning to go unnoticed. This is just one of the ways in which
she supports SF, fantasy and horror. She has done this despite being affected by the
Christchurch earthquakes. It has made a big difference to a number of people in the field,
particularly in this time of publishing uncertainty.
The Sir Julius Vogel Awards recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
By New Zealanders.
The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are given for work by fans and professionals that was
undertaken, completed or released in the year prior to voting. This year the works being
voted on are from 2013. They are voted on By New Zealand fans and are presented at the
National Science Fiction convention each year.
The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are administered By SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy
Association of New Zealand.
This year the National Science Fiction Convention was ConClave 2 which took place 24th
- 27th April 2014 in Auckland.
ConClave 2 can be contacted at http://conclave2.aucontraire.org.nz
SFFANZ supports Science Fiction and Fantasy in New Zealand and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.sffanz.org.nz