“The John W. Campbell Award is given to the best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work professional publication in the previous two year. of science fiction or fantasy was published in the previous two years” (Campbell official website).
I’m not sure if I’m in my first year of eligibility, though I am listed on the website! I open a terrible can of worms with Cracked Leather as it is a fairly interstitial piece. I’ve checked in with the moderators to make sure I fit, but I have not yet heard back from them. Lets focus on some other folks.
It is a pleasure to know some of the talented people who are eligible for nomination. These are the folks I know who are in their second year:
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Well Conflux was fun. It was a bit of a whirlwind, but MCing with Richard Harland seemed to be warmly received. I really enjoyed all the panels that I watched or was part of. At conventions panel fatigue can set in and all you want to do is hang out at the bar, but all the panels were so captivating that the bar got neglected.
I enjoyed the company of everyone at the convention and it was lovely to feel part of such a nice community.
edit: In the late night joy of blogging I mooshed two blog posts together, I’ve removed the philosophical bit that was here and will shape it into a separate post down the track
Conflux 5 Photo links – this will be updated as further links come my way.
So far I’ve found photos at the Voyager blog
As well as Cat Sparks’ perennial fabulousness Conflux 08
A few photos as part of a blog from a wonderful convention organiser
A post that contains Gillian facing the cream pie and here’s some more speakeasy shots (and a bit of the voices launch)
The NewYork speakeasy dinner proving to be the most popular place to take photographs
An excellent selection of blogging links from another excellent convention organiser. And this selection of blogging links as well