The Aurora AwardsCanadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association
Announcements & News
We’ve updated the Hall of Fame section of the website to include details on how the Hall of Fame works, who the current nominees are, and included a web form for CSFFA members to nominate individuals for the CSFFA Hall of Fame.
Reminder: while the Hall of Fame pages are publicly accessible, the submission form to nominate someone to the Hall of Fame requires you to be logged in to the website.
2019 Eligibility is now closed.
Nominations are still open until May 18, 2019.
We were having some difficulties caused by overly long weblinks which impacted some display areas, most notably the nominations drop down lists as well the areas showing what people had nominated.
We’ve updated the site to accommodate this and all of those issues should now be resolved.
Apologies for the confusion this caused and special thanks to the members who emailed us and let us know so we could fix it.
While there was definitely some confusion in what was (and was not) being displayed, any actual selections made by members went through properly. Please do feel free to take a look at your nominations and let us know if anything looks amiss, but we’re pretty confident everything in the back-end was functioning correctly and no one’s nominations were mangled (although in a few cases they did *look* a bit mangled before this was resolved).
If you have any questions about this, or anything else, please contact us and let us know!
Remember: You do need to be logged in to the website with a current active membership in order to nominate.
Welcome to a new award year!
The site has been reset and memberships can now be renewed.
The 2019 eligibility lists (for works published in 2018) are now open.
If you would like a non-voting account (for example if you work for a book publisher and would like to submit works by authors published by your company) please contact us to request an ID and we will create one for you. Non-voting accounts are free and do not require a CSFFA membership, however they can only submit to the eligibility lists, not nominate or vote.
It is December. The 2018 voting cycle is over and a new year is about to begin.
To prepare for the new year, prixaurorawards.ca will be going through its annual hibernation. We will put the site into a primarily read-only state while we set up the forms system (removing the 2018 forms, cloning them, and preparing the 2019 forms, etc.).
You will still be able to visit the site, see the various informational areas, and access archival and historical information. Logins may be temporarily disabled as the new year rolls over into the next so that we can reset membership status. You may even occasionally see the site maintenance message.
Membership for the 2018 voting cycle is closed. If you are an existing member, you will need to wait until the site reopens January 13, 2019 to renew your membership for 2019. You can still contact us to request a non-voting membership if you wish to only submit works for the eligibility lists (but not nominate or vote).
Have a lovely holiday, whatever you celebrate, and we’ll see you in 2019!
Our web host migration has been successful and we are on our new platform.
The site may experience some downtime this weekend and during the upcoming week due to the hosting migration from GoDaddy to GreenGeeks.
We’ll put up another news post when the migration is complete.
Best Novel: Jade City by Fonda Lee, Orbit
Best YA Novel: (Tie): Exo by Fonda Lee, Scholastic Press and Houses of the Old Blood by Elizabeth Whitton, Kettlescon Press
Best Short Fiction: Gone Flying by Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound, Laksa Media
Best Graphic Novel: Rock Paper Cynic by Peter Chiykowski, Webcomic
Best Poem/Song: “Heaven Is The Hell Of No Choices” by Matt Moore, Polar Borealis #4
Best Related Work: The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media
Best Visual Presentation: Blade Runner 2049 directed by Denis Villeneuve, Alcon Entertainment
Best Artist: Dan O’Driscoll, covers for Bundoran Press
Best Fan Writing and Publication: Speculating Canada, edited by Derek Newman-Stille
Best Fan Organizational: Randy McCharles, chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
Best Fan Related Work: Joshua Pantalleresco, Just Joshing (Podcast)
Advance online voting for the 2018 AGM is now closed.
The Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association will be held from 5-7PM on Sunday, October 7 at VCON 2018 in Richmond, BC.
CSFFA members in good standing were able to vote online until October 3, 2018. In-Person voting will also be held at the AGM.
If you have any questions or concerns about the AGM, or anything else, please contact us.