Lafferty Wins 2015 Wellman Award

lafferty-ghost-train to new orleans coverMur Lafferty’s Ghost Train To New Orleans is the winner of the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The award was presented on July 11 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation at ConGregate in Winston-Salem.

In her acceptance remarks Lafferty, who also won the inaugural Wellman Award last year, recused herself from consideration in 2016.

The Wellman Award recognizes outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors and is voted by members of four North Carolina sf conventions (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate).

[Via SF Signal.]

Photos of First World Fantasy Con

The first World Fantasy Convention was held in 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island.

A set of photos from the con is posted here.

Among them is a shot of Manly Wade Wellman holding one of the original World Fantasy Awards – a bust of Lovecraft, as ever – presented to him for Worse Things Waiting, the winner in the Best Collection/Anthology category.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]