2012 Parsec Awards Winners

Winners for the 2012 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, were announced at Dragon*Con in Atlanta on September 1st, 2012:

Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form)

  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Precarious Child”, Pip Ballantine
  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: A Ruby in Rain”, Grant Stone
  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Darkest Before Darkwater”, Tee Morris
  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Night’s Plutonian Shore”, Jack Mangan
  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Sins of the Father”, Tee Morris

Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form)

  • Underwood and Flinch: A Vampire Novel, Mike Bennett
  • All Roads Lead to Blue Lake: Teacher of the Year, Marc Vale
  • The Last Sorcerer, J.A. Areces
  • Secret World Chronicles, Season 5: Waiting On, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Dennis Lee, Cody Martin & Veronica Giguere
  • Eternity, Casey S. Townsend

Best Large Cast Speculative Fiction Story

  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: The Seven”, P.C. Haring
  • Guild of The Cowry Catchers, Book 3: Ashes, Abigail Hilton
  • “Dream Engine”, Tim Pratt (Journey Into…)
  • “The Ever Dreaming Verdict of Plagues”, Jason Sanford (The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine)
  • “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: From Paris With Regret”, Starla Huchton

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

  • “Keeg’s Quest: A Skyrim Adventure”, Rich Matheson
  • “Maudelayne”, Alexa Chapman
  • “Genesis Avalon”, Pendent Productions
  • “Intensive Care”, James Comtois (Aural Stage Studios & FinalRune Productions)
  • “The Cleansed”, Fred Greenhalgh

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

  • The Mask of Inanna, Alicia Goranson
  • Star Trek: Outpost, Tony Raymond & Dan Mclintosh
  • We’re Alive – A Story of Survival, K.C. Wayland
  • Second Shift: Season 2 , Brandon Crose, John Tanzer & Myssi Cerebi, created by Andrea Shubert
  • Decoder Ring Theatre, Gregg Taylor

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

  • The Drabblecast
  • Tales from the Archives (Volume 1)
  • The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
  • Toasted Cake
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

  • Toasted Cake
  • Supervillain Corner
  • Treknologic
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Tales to Terrify

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

  • The Signal
  • PodCulture: TARDIS Interruptus
  • News from Pnakotus
  • Beyond the Wall
  • The ScapeCast

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

  • The Incomparable
  • Scifi Diner
  • WhatTheCast?
  • PodCulture: Equal Opportunity Geekness
  • The Weekly Podioplex

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

  • Writing Excuses
  • The Dead Robots Society
  • Pendragon Variety Podcast
  • The Roundtable Podcast
  • The Shared Desk

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

  • MonsterTalk
  • The Weird Show
  • Astronomy Cast
  • Law of the Geek
  • 365 Days of Astronomy

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

  • Supervillain Corner
  • Dragon*ConTV
  • comedy4cast
  • Disasterpiece Theatre
  • Geologic Podcast

Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast

  • Radio Free Hipster
  • Renaissance Festival Podcast
  • Gamewave Podcast
  • The Real Congregation

Best Youth Driven Speculative Fiction Podcast 

  • Olivia’s Advent Calendar
  • Aaron’s World