2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The winners of the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards were announced June 4 at Lexicon in Taupo, New Zealand. The awards recognize excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror by New Zealanders.

The winners were chosen by a vote of the members of SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc., and of the national convention, Lexicon 2017.

Professional Award Nominees

Best Novel

  • Into the Mist by Lee Murray (Cohesion Press)

Best Youth Novel

  • Light in My Dark by Jean Gilbert and William Dresden (Rogue House Publishing)

Best Novella / Novelette

  • The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade (Book Smugglers)

Best Short Story

  • “Splintr” by A.J. Fitzwater, published in At the Edge (Paper Road Press)

Best Collected Work

  • At the Edge, Edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)

Best Professional Artwork

  • Cover artwork for At the Edge, Emma Weakley (Paper Road Press)

Best Professional Production / Publication

  • That Kind of Planet, Emma Weakley (Random Static)

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • This Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy, Andrew Beszant and Christian Nicholson (Little Hero Productions)

Fan Award Nominees

Best Fan Production/ Publication

  • Summer Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror, Enterprise Entertainment

Best Fan Writing

  • Octavia Cade, For Food and Horror Column Series (Book Smugglers)

Best Fan Artist

  • Keith Smith, Contributions to Novazine

Special Award Nominees

Best New Talent

  • Eileen Mueller

Services To Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror

  • Lee Murray

Services To Fandom

  • Lynelle Howell

The supporting statements for the Special Award winners can be read at the SFFANZ  website.

[Thanks to JJ for the story.]