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Title: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: psutto on February 21, 2019, 12:41:03 pm
I think the suggestion sheet had opened by this time last year - has there been one for this year (I've not seen it and no mention in last couple of bulletins...
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on March 08, 2019, 02:07:04 pm
Yes, it was open for suggestions at the beginning of January last year. Maybe they aren't doing one this time - it is an optional part of the rules, and it can be quite a lot of work. I'll email the awards administrator and ask.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on March 08, 2019, 02:12:38 pm
Katherine said it's coming soon.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on March 14, 2019, 10:06:24 am
BFS members got the email saying that suggestions are open till March 27. I've made my first contributions (adding the Hexagonal Phase of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to audio, and Unholy Lands by Lavie Tidhar to best fantasy novel).

Submit suggestions here. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYc_3BCB_wERutPsryhWJXWBmnrvVyv-3aS70dqJsKt-PDMA/viewform)

Spreadsheet of suggestions is here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JY1WEhoXnKkaP_PZZmliwDX3E5LBnwEQZTwjMN1d6y8/edit#gid=731820483)

And if you want to watch the categories build up in real time, here's an unofficial alpha-sorted version of the list. [Deleted link to avoid confusion when people are voting.]

I think this is the first time since I joined the society that there haven't been any changes to the categories from one year to the next.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on August 05, 2019, 09:42:17 am
The nominees were announced here: https://www.britishfantasysociety.org/news/british-fantasy-awards-2019/

The jurors were announced here: https://www.britishfantasysociety.org/british-fantasy-awards/british-fantasy-awards-2019-jurors/
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on August 05, 2019, 09:48:38 am
I've been reading as many nominees as I can this year, as a kind of summer reading challenge.

I've just finished reading all the nominated novellas, and I've written a shadow juror blog post about them. Here it is. (https://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2019/08/bfa-shadow-juror-novellas.html?fbclid=IwAR10AFG_kFjC0H1voBqKJz1gPdaKKNKH-SjrauttlLthgLkqdSQ5oqI5leE)

Bear in mind the disclaimers: this is just for fun, completely unofficial, absolutely not endorsed by the society (although I think they would encourage us all to buy and read the nominees!), and I don't know anything about what the real jurors are thinking, the criteria they'll apply, or how they are deciding the awards. This is just what I'd be thinking if I were a juror in this category. Hope you find it interesting.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2019
Post by: Rolnikov on August 08, 2019, 12:03:16 am
My thoughts after having read the comics/graphic novel shortlist. (http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2019/08/bfa-shadow-juror-comics-and-graphic.html)