Archive | February, 2008

Ditmar Nominations: 2007 Snapshot

16 Feb

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention that the 2007 SpecFic Snapshot was also nominated for a Ditmar for Best Fan Production.

As part of the 2007 Snapshot, Rosie Clarke, Kaaron Warren, Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts and I interviewed 83 people involved in the Australian Speculative Fiction Scene. (My interviews can be all found here). For comparison, after a stellar job advertising and encouraging people to nominate, mynxii had nominations for the Ditmars from about 67 people.

I’ll let you do the maths on that one 🙂

Ditmar Nom!

16 Feb

Dalek postcards

I’m really pleased that my Dalek postcards, drawn and printed for the 2007 Asif! Donation Drive, have been nominated for a Australian Ditmar Award, in the Fan Art Category.

Now, given there’s only one other nomination in the category, I doubt that this was the most competitive of categories. Indeed, I suspect it’s the least competitive! However, it’s still really nice to know that other people have liked the Dalek enough to nominate him. He says: “Thanks!” 🙂

The Ditmars will be awarded in just over a months time at Swancon, WA’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Interestingly, I’d actually planned to have the Dalek debut *at* this Swancon – as one of my entries in the Art Show. But then girliejones began running the Donation Drive, I thought ‘Dalek!!’, and the rest is history. However, the Dalek wasn’t the only Doctor Who inspired art I was planning for Swancon 2008. In fact, it seemed only appropriate to concentrate on a Doctor Who theme, given that Rob Shearman (a Doctor Who scriptwriter) will be a guest, and that a special photographic retrospective of 70 years of science fiction at the BBC will be exhibited (I’m really looking forward to this). So I guess anyone who is interested in viewing or, indeed, owning the Dalek or other Doctor Who related art, should definitely swing by the Swancon Art Show and see what I’ve come up with!

And Swancon 2009? Well that’s another story entirely.

(I’ll keep you posted on that one :-))