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May 2003
2003 Ernest Lilley / SFRevu
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Shelia Finch, SFWA incoming Western Region Director as Ursula K. Le Guin; Gorden Van Gelder; Eileen Gunn; Katherine MacLean; Neil Gaiman; Richard Chwedyk, and  Catherine Mintz, kneeling, accepting for Peter Jackson and co-authors

2003 Nebula Awards 4/19/2003
Event Coverage by Ernest Lilley
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Grandmaster: Ursula K. LeGuin
SFWA Author Emeritus: Katherine MacLean

Best Novel: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Best Novella: Bronte's Egg by Richard Chwedyk
Best Novelette: Hell is the Absence of God by Ted Chiang
Best Short Story: Creature by Carol Emshwiller
Best Script: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, Based on The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Neil Gaiman continues to impersonate a rock star and to rack up awards for American Gods.

Catherine Mintz, Katherine MacLean, Harry Harrison. Katherine MacLean is going to the Honduras to teach English, and asked for a suitable certificate from the awards committee to show that she's qualified. Moral: be careful what you ask for.

Not all the honored guests and award winners could show up, though I'm sure they all would have liked to.  The part of Ursula K. LeGuin was played by Eileen Gunn, and by a profusion of volunteers in the audience.

Though Peter Jackson could not attend for his part in Lord of the Rings, his video persona appeared in his stead. Often, and not always on cue, but with grace and gratitude (Catherine Mintz accepted the award).

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

SFRevu's Victoria McManus and Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Locus Editor Charles Brown was pleased to announce the creation of a Museum of Science Fiction (with Microsoft Money behind it) and himself (among others) on the board. Huzzah!

Shane Tourtellotte - SFWA's mild mannered reporter.

Philip Klaus (William Tenn), in the company of Catherines: L: C. Mintz, R: C. Asaro

Joe Haldeman, looking rakish for the camera, Susan Allison, looking demure.

Ellen Datlow, just having fun.

Harry Harrison discovers that he's not only the toastmaster, he's supposed to pick up the bar tab.

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