February 11th, 2007
|gerisullivan||04:24 pm - FAAn Awards -- More details|
Vote totals given; I'm not including the first/second/third place breakdowns 'cause I'm not going to re-type that much data. Murray gave the data to Bill Burns, who has already posted it on the Corflu page at eFanzines.com.
Best New Fanzine Fan:
41 Winner:Teresa Cochran
32 Peter Sullivan
16 Chris Garcia
15 John Coxon
15 Lee Lavell
65 Winner: Lloyd Penney
61 Robert Lichtman
42 John Purcell
21 Mark Plummer
18 Chris Garcia
Best Fan Artist:
51 Winner: Dan Steffan
48 Brad Foster
35 Alan White
25 Alison Scott
25 Harry Bell
Best Fan Writer:
45 Winner: Claire Brialey
37 Ted White
28 Arnie Katz
26 Chris Garcia
22 Graham Charnock
78 Winner: Banana Wings
46 Vegas Fandom Weekly
25 Science-Fiction Five-Yearly
[I completely bolluxed the Fanzine names and numbers after listing the winner correctly. Must have been channeling Murray...or maybe it was just wish fulfillment. Sorry about that all!
|Date:||February 11th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)|| |
it looks like S-F F-Y was fifth before redistribution runoff, and second after. Not too shabby, considering the low number of voters.
|Date:||February 11th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Low number of voters!?
I just counted 47 names in the complete results at efanzines -- that's not only not low, I believe it's a few more than voted last year.
Re: Low number of voters!?
My name isn't among the 47, though I did vote on January 11th. I showed the electronic ballot in my sent mail/out box to Murray -- he recognized enough of it to say that he's pretty sure it was counted. Hope so!
If so, it's 48. Yes, a good voting turnout in comparison with recent years.But still "low" in the sense of the interesting things the numbers can do.However, I bolluxed the first posting of the Fanzine category numbers, then corrected them. Trust the eFanzines PDF for the Real Results!
|Date:||February 13th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Low number of voters!?
According to the list of voters that I found in a post from Murray at trufen.net, there were 24 voters last year, so there were almost twice as many votes as last year. There may have been more votes at San Francisco, but not by many, I don't think.
The FAAn Awards don't use an Australian ballot. Each voter votes for three items in each category, and their first place vote is worth 5 points, second place vote is 3 points, and third place is 1 point. So SFFY came in just plain fifth, and nipped Drink Tank and eI by a single point.
Heyhey! Many thanks, everyone! After the downer of the eye operation and jury duty, this tops off a great week.
Just wish I'd been there to buy you all a drink. (And hitchhike home...)
|Date:||February 11th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Congratulations, Lloyd! (I'll have to try harder this year....)
Many thanks, Robert...the competition is always good. I've had a lot of fun with the quantity of letters I put out in 2006; now it's time for me to think more about the quality. I also have a few other plans in mind for other writings, so 2007 should be just as much fun, if not more.
Of course, if I find some full-time work, everything's off. Or just postponed a little.
|Date:||February 12th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Congratulations, Lloyd! Don't let this get to your head; you have a fanzine column to do for the first issue of ASKANCE next month. I'll give you until the end of February to get it in. :)
A new title? Ditching one of the old ones, or are you starting a third zine? Thanks for the deadline, I'll try my best.
|Date:||February 13th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)|| |
At Corflu I was handing out IAPL #20
and explaining the reason why it said "the final issue" on the cover: I'm pulling a pseudo-David Burton - folding two titles into one, Askance, which will continue a couple features from IAPL, add you as the fanzine columnist, and assume a bi-monthly schedule to free up time for my dissertation work. Simple, really.
Come to Vegas!
Bi-monthly is a schedule I like. I will try to review zines that most people haven't seen. Some of them may be clubzines, but at least they will be different. I also figure that as with most Corflus, people who bring their zines to the con for distribution take forever to mail them out to those of us who couldn't go.
Coming to Vegas? I'm lucky to afford my monthly transit pass most months. I can't even pay my share of the bills. I'd like nothing better, but things are tight right now, saving to get Yvonne, and possibly me to the ISDC in Dallas in May. That will be done on the cheap, and we're signing ourselves over to the committee as near-permanent volunteers so we don't have to pay the membership fees.
I usually find that I'm more interested in reviews of things I've already seen, if the reviews are fairly in-depth. (Like Ted White does sometimes.) I like comparing my own thoughts and reactions to the reviewer's. This goes for fanzines, books, movies, etc.