2015 Parsec Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2015 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, have been announced. Winners will be announced at Dragon*Con, September 4 –September 7, 2015, in Atlanta GA.

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

  • The Once and Future Nerd
  • Star Trek: Outpost
  • “Balancing Act”, Mike Murphy (Strange Stories)
  • “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” or “A Mike in the Mechanics”, Michael McQuilkin & Richard Wentworth (Hadron Gospel Hour)
  • “Transference”, Sydney Leigh (The Wicked Library)

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

  • “The Philadelphia Xperiment”, John Ballentine, (Campfire Radio Theater)
  • “Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse”, John Ballentine, (Campfire Radio Theater)
  • “A Prophets Guide”, Matthew J Boudreau
  • Space Casey Season 2 , Christiana Ellis
  • Aaron’s World, Mike Meraz (parent) and Aaron Meraz (child)
  • Alba Salix, Royal Physician, Eli McIlveen

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

  • Literary Treks
  • Axanar: The Official Podcast
  • Continuing Mission
  • The Journeyman Writer
  • The Roundtable Podcast

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

  • [1] New Message
  • Blastropodcast
  • Comedy4cast
  • Rude Alchemy
  • I Remembered It…Better

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

  • Blurry Photos
  • Faculty of Horror
  • Weird Things
  • Hubblecast
  • Universe Today’s Guide to Space

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

  • The Incomparable
  • Anomaly Podcast
  • The 602 Club
  • The Scifi Diner Podcast
  • Geek Radio Daily

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

  • The Ready Room
  • Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
  • Arrow Squad
  • Dusted: A Buffy Podcast
  • Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
  • The Scot and the Sassenach

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)

  • “Last Contact”, Rish Outfield & Bigg Anklevich (The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine)
  • “Monster!”, V. C. Morrison (Seminar)
  • “Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day”, Tina Connolly (Podcastle)
  • “The Screwfly Solution”, James Tiptree, Jr. (PseudoPod)
  • “Red Legacy”, Eneasz Brodski (Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality)
  • “Say Uncle”, Rish Outfield (The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine)

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

  • Cast of Wonders
  • PseudoPod
  • Seminar
  • The Uncanny Magazine Podcast
  • The NoSleep Podcast

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

  • PleasureTown
  • Audio Drama Production Podcast
  • Women at Warp – A Star Trek Podcast
  • Lost in Williamsburg
  • The Ultimate Nerd-ament with Stanley & JAX

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Novella & Long Form) (Combined due to limited nominees)

  • The Black, Paul E. Cooley
  • The Ghost Train to New Orleans, Mur Lafferty
  • The Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, Dennis Lee, Cody Martin, Larry Dixon, & Veronica Giguere
  • “Eater of Bone”, Robert Reed (Escape Pod)
  • Bear Spirit, D.C. Wood

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

  • “The Greater Good”, Edwin Crowe (The NoSleep Podcast)
  • “A Story to Scare My Son”, R.D. Ovenfriend (The NoSleep Podcast)
  • “Madness Above the Clouds”, Michael Marks (The NoSleep Podcast)
  • “Shimmer”, Amanda Davis (Cast of Wonders)
  • “Singing with All my Skin and Bone”, Sunny Moraine (Nightmare)

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

  • Mario Warfare
  • Princess Scientist’s Advent Calendar
  • The Ultimate Nerd-ament with Stanley & JAX
  • Grant’s Advent Calendar Video Podcast