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Wednesday 8 September 2004

News from Noreascon 4

In addition to the Hugo, Retro Hugo, and Chesley Awards, several other awards were presented or announced at the convention.

  • The Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, announced by John Clute prior to presentation of the Locus Awards (whose results were announced in June) on Friday at 11 a.m., was given to Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore. Clute said that future announcements of the award, which is juried by Clute, Robert Silverberg, Scott Edelman, and Gardner Dozois, will occur at Readercon.

  • Winners of this year's Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, announced on Saturday, are Chris Roberson's "O One" (from Live Without a Net, ed. Lou Anders) in the short-form category, and Murray Davies' novel Collaborator (Macmillan UK) in the long-form category. Other finalists in each category are listed on the award's website.

  • Winners of this year's Gaylactic Spectrum Awards for works of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues, were Nalo Hopkinson's The Salt Roads (Warner) for best novel, Barth Anderson's "Lark till Dawn, Princess" (from Mojo: Conjure Stories, ed. Nalo Hopkinson), and a tie for best other work between Angels in America by Tony Kushner (HBO) and Gotham Central #6-#10 by Greg Rucka & Michael Lark.

  • Detailed voting statistics have been posted on the Noreascon 4 website for both the Hugo Awards and the Retrospective Hugo Awards.

  • Winner of site-selection voting for the 2007 Worldcon was Nippon 2007 to be held in Yokohama, Japan, August 30 to September 3, 2007.

  • Photos from the convention have been posted by Keith Stokes at the MidAmerican Fan Photo Archive.
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