Ditmar Pretties 2013

Tansy's Ditmars 2013Conflux crept up on me, as conventions you’re not planning to go to tend to. And so it was that I sat down with my computer yesterday after a long day to find a Twitter party going on – and lo, I won some awards!

The best coverage of the ceremony is here, by Sean the Blogonaut – another member of the community who wasn’t actually present! But he has assembled tweets and images via Storify to try to capture something of what looked like a very fun evening.

I was very honoured to receive the Ditmar for Best Fan Writer, and the William Atheling for my “Historically Authenticated Sexism” piece of criticism.

Also the nice thing about a small community like ours is that the chances of me knowing & being friends with all the winners are very high. So I am delighted to congratulate Russell, Margo, Nick, Kirstyn & Mondy, Kathleen (twice), David, Thoraiya, Kaaron (twice) and Margo again. Hooray to all!

Big thanks to Tehani who accepted my trophies on behalf. They look lovely and I am excited about getting my hands on them. Congrats also to Deb – it sounds like she did a fantastic job of hosting the awards, which was a big ask after Kirstyn & Mondy did so well last year. I think the lesson we can take for this is that the Australian SF community is totally better than the Oscars.

Novel: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Novella or Novelette: “Sky”, Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls)
Short Story: “The Wisdom of Ants”, Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld 12/12)
Collected Work: Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (Twelfth Planet)
Artwork: Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga)
Fan Writer: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
Fan Artist: Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
Fan Publication: The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
New Talent: David McDonald
William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” (Tor.com)

Other awards announced in the ceremony:

Norma K. Hemming Award:
Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Peter McNamara Award: Nick Stathopoulos
Chandler Award: Russell Farr (Ticonderoga)

3 replies on “Ditmar Pretties 2013”

  1. Congratulations again. Deb must have been running a tight ship because I had trouble catching all the tweets in time.

  2. […] Conflux Update: Alex’s Report, Alisa’s Report, Everyone Else’s Wrap Ups Ditmar winners (and associated awards) announced. […]

  3. deborah_b says:

    >I think the lesson we can take for this is that the Australian SF community is totally better than the Oscars.<

    Yes! That's it, exactly.

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