Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

Conflux9 – The Ditmars

The Ditmars were announced on the Saturday night of Conflux9. They are like the Hugos in that they are voted upon by members of a conventions, our National Science Fiction Convention, and a couple of other awards are presented at the same time. I took along my zoom lens and managed to take a few good pics, though not all turned out. Here’s the best of them:

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Deb Biancotti, the MC – and a fine job she did of keeping everyone in line and entertained.

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Yes, there was Lego. They were creating a stand in for someone who couldn’t make it to the ceremony, I believe.

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The audience, watching the proceedings with rapt attention.

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And not a few nerves, I suspect.

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Bill Wright had a throne. I’m not entirely sure why, but he did appear to enjoy it.

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Dave Cake did the physical hard labour of delivering the awards to the winners. In this case, the Peter McNamara Award.

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Which went to Nick Stathopoulos.

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Bill Wright and Grant Stone presenting Russell B Farr with the A. Bertram Chandler Award.

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Kirstyn McDermott receiving the Best Fan Publication in Any Medium (won jointly with Ian Mond).

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Kathleen Jennings taking the Best Artwork category.

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David McDonald snaffling the Best New Talent prize.

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Thoraiya Dyer, who won the Best Short Story.

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Kaaron Warren thrilled to receive the Best Novella or Novelette.

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Nalo Hopkinson announcing the winner of the Best Novel…

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… and Margo Lanagan accepting the award.

I didn’t catch everyone and not all the winners were there, so for the full results, go here.

Congratulations to the winners!

1 Responses »

  1. I heard about the throne on Galactic Suburbia. I was confused too…