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Aurora Awards 2004 by Charles Mohapel
Review by Charles Mohapel
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Event  ISBN/ITEM#: 1104AA
Date: October 29-31, 2004 / Show Official Info /


Photo(zoom): Standing: Julie Czerneda (Winner), Jo?l Champetier (Winner), Jean-Pierre Normand (Winner), Charles Mohapel (Accepting), Jean-Louis Trudel (Accepting) Kneeling: Elisabeth Vonarburg (Winner) Photo: Copyright Charles Mohapel 2004

Fourteen months, 316 miles (509 kilometers), and a world apart. Better known as the Aurora Awards, the 2004 Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards are customarily awarded at Canvention, the Canadian National Science Fiction Convention. In 2003, Canvention was held in conjunction with Torcon 3, the 61st World Science Fiction Convention held in Toronto, Ontario. This year?s Canvention was paired with Bor?al, the celebration of Francophone Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature.

The frenetic tempo of last year?s Worldcon where English was the predominant language was replaced by the relaxed pace of Bor?al where almost all panels were in French and English speakers were treated as welcome guests. Having last attended Noreascon 4, I enjoyed being the Official Photographer and strolling around taking photos as the mood struck me.

-- Charles Mohapel

Award Winners:

The 2004 Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards were presented on October 30, 2004 in Montreal at Canvention 24, held in conjunction with Bor?al.

Best Long-Form Work in English
Blind Lake, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor, 2003)

Best Long-Form Work in French - Dans la cat?gorie du meilleur roman ou recueil de fiction publi?, ?crit par un(e) ?crivain(e) canadien(ne) et sorti au Canada en 2003, qui rel?ve de la science-fiction ou du fantastique.
Phaos, Alain Bergeron (Alire, 2003)

Best Short-Form Work in English (Meilleure nouvelle en anglais)
"Scream Angel", Douglas Smith (Low Port, Meisha Merlin) Meilleure nouvelle en fran?ais

Best Short-Form Work in French (Dans la cat?gorie de la meilleure nouvelle ou du meilleur po?me ?crit et publi? par un(e) ?crivain(e) canadien(ne) et sorti au Canada en 2003, qui rel?ve de la science-fiction ou du fantastique.)
"La Course de Kathryn", ?lisabeth Vonarburg (Le Jeu des coquilles de Nautilus, Alire)

Best Work in English (Other) Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre) For SF or Fantasy activity, in English, by a Canadian, in 2003 not encompassed by the previous categories.
Julie E. Czerneda for editing Space Inc (DAW, July/2003) Meilleur ouvrage en fran?ais (Autre)

Best Work in French (Other) Dans la cat?gorie du meilleur travail relevant de la science-fiction ou du fantastique canadiens en 2003, qui n'est pas compris dans les cat?gories pr?c?dentes.
Solaris, Jo?l Champetier, r?d. (Les Publications b?n?voles des litt?ratures de l'imaginaire du Qu?bec)

Artistic Achievement Accomplissement artistique For a work or body of work produced by a Canadian artist during 2003. / Pour une oeuvre ou pour la production artistique d'un(e) Canadien(ne) en 2003.
Jean-Pierre Normand (http://archetypal.com/gallery/jean_pierre_normand/)

Fan Achievement (Publication) Accomplissement fanique (publication)
Made in Canada Newsletter, Don Bassie, ed. (www.geocities.com/canadian_sf/Newsletters/) [webzine]

Fan Achievement (Organizational)Accomplissement fanique (Organisation) - Martin Miller (Torcon 3 & Toronto Trek masquerades)

Fan Achievement (Other) Accomplissement fanique (autre)
Eric Layman, fan writing / ?criture fanique

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