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Aurealis Awards and Swancon

I attended Swancon in Perth last weekend and co-chaired the Aurealis Awards with Glenda Larke. Managed to slip in another launch for Lotus Blue, despite the fact that Stefen managed to sell all copies before guest launcher Sean Williams had a chance to utter a word. It’s always such a treat to catch up with my Perth buddies.

The Aurealis Awards

…were last weekend but I’ve been too flat out to blog about it. The short version is that the show went off without a hitch and a ripping good time was had by all. Full photo set here.Allison Goodman & Sean WilliamsKirstyn McDermott, Jason Nahrung, Talie Helene and Amanda PillarNick Stathopoulos and Kaaron WarrenThe stageSusan Wardle, Stephanie Smith and Nathan BurrageRichard Harland and Nyssa Pascoe

The Aurealis Awards

The Aurealis Awards were held in Sydney last Saturday night but I’ve only gotten round to blogging about it now on my brand spanking new totally awesome and shiny Wordpress! My friend Selena set it up for me and I’m still figuring out how to drive the thing. I’ll be cross posting to my old LJ until the time comes that it sinks beneath a tsunami of Russian spam.

Aurealis Awards Ceremony

The Aurealis Awards presented by HarperVoyagerThe Aurealis Awards for speculative fiction published in 2010 will be bestowed at a gala ceremony on the evening of Saturday the 21st of May.Venue: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney NSWTime: Kicking off at 6.30pm with the HarperVoyager cocktail partyTo purchase a ticket, navigate to this site and follow the simple instructions. You will need a credit card to pay.Tickets are open to the public, although the maximum seating capacity of the theatre is 300 guests. As interest in the ceremony has been strong, we recommend purchasing a ticket well before the event. The entry price includes drinks and refreshments.Ticket prices:• Tickets purchased on or before 16 April 2011 – $29 per person.• Tickets purchased after 16 April and before 14 May 2011 – $33 per person.• Tickets purchased on, or after, 14 May 2011 – $36 per person.• Tickets will be…

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To raise funds for SpecFaction NSW, the new hosts of the Aurealis Awards, some of the biggest names in Australian speculative fiction have donated their books to be sold on Ebay!Where else can you buy an original print from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld or a bundle of autographed fantasy, science fiction, or horror novels from a huge list of Aussie authors including; Sara Douglass, Ian Irvine, Sean Williams and Shane Dix, Traci Harding, Karen Miller, Stephen M. Irwin, Nathan Burrage, Richard Harland, Marianne De Pierres, Angela Slatter, Kate Forsyth, Isabel Merlin, Sophie Masson, Jack Dann, Kaaron Warren, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, and Kirstyn McDermott?The autographed books are being auctioned off in five book bundles. For a complete description of the contents of each bundle, or to bid on one of these great items, refer to the list of Ebay item numbers below and make sure you place your bid between 16…