The upheavals in the WisCon committee have prompted the Tiptree Award administrators to issue a statement clarifying that “as a registered 501(c)(3) corporation with its own ‘motherboard,’ the Tiptree Award does not have any official relationship to WisCon or SF3.”
And while the Tiptree Award apparently will be presented at next year’s WisCon, the ceremonies are not anchored there:
The motherboard has arranged in the past and may arrange in the future to host award ceremonies at conventions other than WisCon; however, WisCon is uniquely situated in the center of the country, at a perfect time of year, and with a very supportive audience, so we anticipate coming back frequently even if not annually.
The 2015 Tiptree Auction will be held at WisCon. And because next year is the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, the Tiptree motherboard will “work with WisCon’s programming team to include appropriate recognitions and celebrations of this milestone in WisCon programming.”
The members of the Tiptree Motherboard are Karen Joy Fowler (ex officio), Jeanne Gomoll, Ellen Klages, Alexis Lothian, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith.