Updated 2015 Parsec Awards Nominees

The Parse Awards Steering Committee has adjusted the list of finalists for the 2015 Parsec Awards, which honor excellence in speculative fiction podcasting.

The following nominees were eligible, but should not have been listed as finalists. The committee notes “these works are well worth your time to listen, and we hope you will go and enjoy them.”

  • “Shimmer”, Amanda Davis (Cast of Wonders)
  • “Singing with All my Skin and Bone”, Sunny Moraine (Nightmare)
  • “Transference”, Sydney Leigh (The Wicked Library)

There were additions and deletions in other categories due to works being ruled ineligible. The corrected ballot follows.

Winners will be announced at Dragon*Con, September 4 –September 7, 2015, in Atlanta GA.

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

  • Edict Zero – FIS, Season 3
  • “Balancing Act”, Mike Murphy (Strange Stories)
  • “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” or “A Mike in the Mechanics”, Michael McQuilkin & Richard Wentworth (Hadron Gospel Hour)
  • The Once and Future Nerd
  • Star Trek: Outpost
  • Wolf 359

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

  • Axanar: The Official Podcast
  • Continuing Mission
  • The Journeyman Writer
  • Literary Treks
  • 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
  • Hubblecast
  • Universe Today’s Guide to Space
  • Weird Things

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

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

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

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

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)

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

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

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

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)

  • “O’Malley’s Media Storm” by V.C. Morrison, Seminar
  • “A Story to Scare My Son”, R.D. Ovenfriend (The NoSleep Podcast)
  • “No Sweeter Art”, Tony Pi (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • SKALD, Aubrey Sitterson
  • “The Mummer Man”, Stan Studdens; Peter Joseph Lewis, narrator (The NoSleep Podcast)

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

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