30 August 2010

Blogging Au Contraire: Day Three, Part 1: The Sir Julius Vogel Awards


I'm a tired but happy little Tim tonight, 'cos I got one of these on the mantelpiece.

Of course, I can only keep it for six months: it's the Sir Julius Vogel Award for "Best Collected Work" which the anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand won at Sunday night's awards ceremony at Au Contraire. Voyagers was co-edited by Mark Pirie and I, so Mark gets to share the award - as should all the poets whose work is included in Voyagers.

The diversity and strength of the nominated works shows the good health of the New Zealand speculative fiction scene, and a lot of good work was recognised. For all the Voyagers winners and nominees, see the awards ceremony livestream.

So that was the personal highlight of a long, tiring, but rewarding day. Tomorrow, when I've had some sleep, I'll blog about the rest of Sunday at this excellent and well-run convention. From chats with authors to SF poetry, there's a lot to talk about.

Update

Author Jo Walton has made an interesting and much appreciated post about the Vogels on Tor.com.

10 comments:

LentenStuffe said...

Congratulations, Tim,

Well done.

Joan said...

Congratulations Tim . Well deserved!

Penelope said...

Congratulations, Tim (and Mark and your poets) Enjoy that enigmatic object. Good work.

Helen Rickerby said...

Congratulations Tim and Mark! Well earned - I know you worked really hard on that anthology.

Tim Jones said...

Thank you, John, Joan, Penelope, and Helen.

Helen, I read "Tabloid Headlines" at the SF Poetry panel at Au Contraire - it got a good reaction!

Kathleen Jones said...

Congratulations Tim! A brilliant result!

Vespersparrow said...

Congratulations, Tim. It heartens one to know that good work can be credited and recognized. Enjoy your success!

Johanna Knox said...

Congratulations! And what a full on thrilling weekend it sounds like!!!

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Kathleen and Vespersparrow. I'm surprised at just how much I am enjoying this success - it's becoming a little worrying, actually!

Claire Beynon said...

Great news, Tim - congrats to you, Mark and the poets . (And enjoy every minute of your success!)