Finalists for the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Announced

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Association of New Zealand is please to announce this year's finalists for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Something Better Than Death by Lucy Sussex, published in Aurealis #42, and Paul Haines' Spot of Liver from TMP's Slice of Life are amongst the finalists in the Short Story category.
The voting will occur at Au Contraire – the national science fiction convention being held in Wellington, New Zealand over the weekend of the 27 – 29 August 2010. All Au Contraire attendees and SFFANZ members are entitled to vote. For more information about Au Contraire — including how to obtain tickets to attend — please visit their website.


Carissa's Weblog for April

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Teen Writers Get Serious with Melina Marchetta. NSW Writers Centre workshop April 24th

Aussiecon 4's Hugo Ballot is now online. Deadline 31st July 2010

Larbalestier, Harland & Murray shortlisted for Ethel Turner Prize, NSW Premier's Literary Award

Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Amanda Pillar & Jennifer Brozek took out the Australian Shadows Awards

Jonathan Strahan: New book cover for Legends of Australian Fantasy!!

The Book Show asks "how are local writers coping with the Harry Potter and Twilight phenomena?"

Kate Eltham shares 3 books that have had an impact in her life for ABC RN's Off the Shelf segment mp3 or stream

New Galactic Suburbia podcast up! Episode 2 & 3

Karen Healey (@kehealey) – Writing From A Strange Land: The Imaginative Displacement of Margaret Mahy @strangehorizons

Recommend "strongly Australian" stories for @editormum75's reprint anthology Australis Imaginarium

Read Alert has Shaun Tan's Adelaide Festival Award acceptance speech

Melina Marchetta on The Conversation Hour mp3 download

Up now TISF 17: Ben Peek reads 'Under The Red Sun', Keith reviews Mirror Space. Free at or iTunes.

Australian Spec Fic blog carnival, March 2010