Spent a month in the United Kingdom catching up with relatives, friends, concerts, theatre, landmarks, seasides, walls and birds while dodging heatwaves, rail strikes and covid. Fun times!
The 2021 Aurealis Awards were presented at the Hellenic Club, Canberra Civic on Saturday night, 28th May. So very exciting to be mingling face-to-face again after a couple of years of online only events. Big thanks to Tehani, Jo, Nicole, Paula, Nathan, MC Craig & everyone else who made it happen. So much fun – photos here.
Congratulations to the 2021 Ditmar Award Winners: Best Novel The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix, Allen & Unwin Best Novella or Novelette ‘Flyaway’, Kathleen Jennings, Pan Macmillan Australia Best Short Story ‘The Calenture’, Kaaron Warren, in Of Gods and Globes 2 Best Collected Work Dark Harvest, Cat Sparks, NewCon Press Best Artwork Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for Mother Thorn and other tales of courage and kindness, Serenity Press Best Fan Writer Bruce Gillespie, for writing in SF Commentary Best Fan Artist Lyss Wickramasinghe, for fanart on Tumblr including Elsie, Hold On, The Gem and the Other and Vesuvia Pride Best Fan Publication in Any Medium The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe Best New Talent Nikky Lee William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review Terry Frost, for reviews in Terry Talks Movies, YouTube.