The judges of the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce the seven nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award.
The winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2017 in the U.S.A. is BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn. Special citation was given to AFTER THE FLARE by Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press).
In addition to the many items donated for the charity auction, this year Norwescon is happy to offer the second half of the art collection donated by the Rolls family in 2017. The collection consists of what can be described as hard sci-fi art, spacescapes, rocket ships, and stars.
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2018 award year are Madeline Ashby, Brian Attebery, Christopher Brown, Rosemary Edghill, and Jason Hough.
Norwescon has been donating memberships to Con or Bust for several years, and we are happy to announce that this year, we have donated four full Norwescon 41 memberships for distribution!
Gordon Van Gelder, administrator for the Philip K. Dick Award, has put several science fiction and fantasy books up for auction on eBay, including several first editions and signed editions, as a benefit for the award’s administrative fees.
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2017 award year are Robert Onopa, Deborah J. Ross, James Stoddard, Amy Thomson, and Rick Wilber.
It was announced on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Norwescon 40, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2016 in the U.S.A. is: THE MERCY JOURNALS by Claudia Casper (Arsenal Pulp Press). Special citation was given to: UNPRONOUNCEABLE by Susan diRende (Aqueduct Press).
Norwescon’s charity auction is always fun and exciting but this year’s event is going to be very special. In addition to all the amazing donations we receive each year from our dealers, artists, and members, we have received an amazing donation of art from the collection of the Rolls Family.
The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will host a grand opening celebration for the 20thanniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, featuring Trek Talks, live performances, special guests, and more.
As the title suggests, we’re looking for volunteers to step-up and help create mini-communities within our memberships. Whatever your passion, we’d love to have you volunteer to host a meet-up.
EMP Museum is excited to partner with The Fairwood Writers group and Norwescon to kick off the call for submissions for EMPs 2017 Write Out Of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest by offering a Youth Writers Workshop.
If you couldn’t make it to this year’s Philip K. Dick Award ceremony on Friday night of this year’s convention, we have uploaded video of the ceremony to our YouTube account.
It was announced on Friday, March 29, at Norwescon 39, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2015 in the U.S.A. is APEX by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot Books). Special citation was given to ARCHANGEL by Marguerite Reed (Arche Press).