Aurora Award Season

Aurora Awards eligibility lists are open! To participate in our national awards, you have to be a member of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association CSFFA ($10) per year. All Canadians are eligible to join and nominate. Then CSFFA members vote on the actual award winners once the nominations are set. You must join to be able to vote on which stories or poems are actually nominated. Nomination dates are

March 1, 2020Nominations open
April 18, 2020Nominations close  

Nomination Process

Nominations is the second phase of the Aurora Awards process. Works from the eligibility lists are nominated by CSFFA members for the Aurora Awards ballot. The top five works in each category with the most nominations will be placed on the ballot.

I have 2 stories and one poem that are eligible and would love it if I received a nomination this year, so keep in mind the following:

Story – Absinthe Kind in Polar Borealis #12 Nov/Dec 2019

Story – WRASSE in Neo-Opsis #30 Dec 2019

Poem – “Law of Love” in Polar Borealis #9 March 2019.

Join CSSFA to get automatically emailed when it’s time to nominate at this website:  https://prixaurorawards.ca/?doing_wp_cron=1579131388.8118300437927246093750

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“Card” Nominated for 2018 Aurora Award

I’m very please to announce that my poem, “Card” was nominated for a 2018 Aurora Award. Please vote and show your appreciation for Canadian SF. There are categories for novel, YA novel, short fiction, graphic novel, best related work (magazine publication), visual presentation (TV, film, theatre), artist, fan writing & publication,  fan organizational, and fan related work.

To vote, go to https://prixaurorawards.ca/

There you can become a member of CSFFA for $10, if you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. The site has online forms that make joining, paying, nominating and voting very easy.

Voting begins July 28th and members get to download a Voters Package with all the materials in it. It’s a great read!

will be held this year at VCON in Richmond, BC –

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Catherine Girczyc, for “Card” a poem appearing in Tesseracts 20 (Compostela), EDGE

September 2015 VCON cometh

As usual, I’ve been busy.  Going to appear at VCON 2015 on some writing related panels. VCON is always a good time. This year’s writer Guest of Honour is Joe Haldeman, famous for The Forever War among other books.  

To find out about the con go to http://www.vcon.ca

For more on Joe Haldeman, see http://www.joehaldeman.com

Con prep, around our house consists of rereading Haldeman, making costume for J. and reading Aurora Awards nominees. 

For info on the Aurora Awards, see http://www.prixaurorawards.ca