The Aurora Awards

Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association

Announcements & News

We’ve expanded the Hall of Fame section of the website

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.

Website updated! Display issues fixed.

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!

Happy nominating!

2019 Eligibility lists are now open!

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.

Members can submit up to 5 works in each category.  Please log in (and renew your membership if you have not already done so) in order to access the eligibility lists.

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.

Annual website reset Dec7-Jan13

It is December.  The 2018 voting cycle is over and a new year is about to begin.

To prepare for the new year, 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!

Webhost Migration Started

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.

2018 Aurora Awards Go To …

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)

AGM – Advance Online Voting Closed

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.

Feel free to visit the AGM home page to see the meeting agenda and review the documents that will be discussed in the meeting.

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.