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2014 Darrell Awards Winners & Other Honored Works

The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the 2014 Darrell Award winners & other honored works as presented at the Banquet at MidSouthCon 32 on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

2014 Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Winner — Frank Tuttle for his Extraordinary Contributions to Midsouth Literacy for his many published works

2014 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth SF/F Novel
Winner — Someday The Stars by John E. Siers

First Runner Up: Brown River Queen by Frank Tuttle

Finalists: The Moon and Beyond by John E. Siers

The Skies Roared by Steve Bradshaw

Best Midsouth SF/F Young Adult Work

Winner — Vanished by Christina L. Holt

First Runner-Up:Sela by Jackie Gamber

Finalist: Omni by Andrea Murray

Best Midsouth SF/F Short Story
Winner — Angels in Gas Stations by Victor Lorthos (as seen in Zombie Strippers and Other Strange Words)

First Runner-Up: The Finder’s Keeper by Jason Cordova (as seen in Dreams of Steam 4: Gizmos)

Finalists:
Eclipse Over Elmwood by H. David Blalock (as seen in Southern Haunts)

The Bone Garden by Robert J. Krog (as seen in Ten Reasons To Cross The Moat)

The Clockwork Gunslingers by Robert J. Krog (as seen in Dreams of Steam 4: Gizmos)

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners!

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in History, News

 

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MidSouthCon 32 is Happening NOW

While the Opening Ceremonies will not take place until later today, MidSouthCon 32 is happening now. At 2pm the Art Show will open, other rooms are already open and Registration is in full swing.

The Darrell Awards and MidSouthCon have a common parent — the late, lamented Memphis SF Association, which gave birth to both and which folded several years ago. Also, MidSouthCon has been the single largest sponsor of the Darrell Awards since day one, providing the funding needed to pay for the plaques as well as an excellent event at which to present them. For most of the years that the Darrell Awards have been presented, we have had a panel about them and about our honored authors as part of the programming at the con.

And there is the fact that members of the Jury have served on the ConComm or the Board of Directors of MidSouthCon (or both) from the very beginning of these Awards.

So, we the Jury have reason to celebrate whenever another MidSouthCon rolls around.

Please join us at the Convention, going on from now until Sunday afternoon. And be sure to stop by Promenade 2 at 3pm on Saturday for the Darrell Awards Panel — and the Banquet (wherever it is held) at 5pm for the Presentation of the 2014 Darrell Awards.

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Events - Calendar, News

 

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Darrell Awards Panel at MidSouthCon 32

We just heard that the Darrell Awards Panel at MidSouthCon 32 will be on Saturday, March 22, at 3pm in Promenade 2. This is, of course, at the Memphis Hilton, where the convention is being held from Friday, March 21 to Sunday, March 23.

We hope to have a good number of our 2014 Finalists and previous Winners present to talk about their works and the Darrell Awards.

At 5pm that same day is the Banquet, at which the 2014 Darrell Awards will be presented.

For info on MidSouthCon 32, please see http://www.midsouthcon.org.

 
 

2014 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury met earlier tonight & choose the following nominated works as Finalists in their respective categories.

Best Midsouth SF/F Novel
Brown River Queen by Frank Tuttle
Someday The Stars by John E. Siers
The Moon and Beyond by John E. Siers
The Skies Roared by Steve Bradshaw

Best Midsouth SF/F Young Adult Work
Omni by Andrea Murray
Sela by Jackie Gamber
Vanished by Christina L. Holt

Best Midsouth SF/F Short Story
Angels in Gas Stations by Victor Lorthos (as seen in Zombie Strippers)
Eclipse Over Elmwood by H. David Blalock (as seen in Southern Haunts)
The Bone Garden by Robert J. Krog (as seen in Ten Reasons To Cross The Moat)
The Clockwork Gunslingers by Robert J. Krog (as seen in Dreams of Steam 4: Gizmos)
The Finder’s Keeper by Jason Cordova (as seen in Dreams of Steam 4: Gizmos).

If we are able to contact them, each of the Finalists will be invited to attend MidSouthCon on Saturday March 22, 2014, as our free guest & to receive a free Banquet ticket so they may attend the Banquet at which the 2014 Darrell Awards will be presented.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Finalists!

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in History

 

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2014 Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Winner Announced

The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury met this evening & selected FRANK TUTTLE to be inducted into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame for his extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy.

In addition to his Markhat series of fantasy novels (which have been Finalists for or won the Darrell Awards as Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel several years in a row), Frank was selected for his published short stories, including those appearing in Anthology 1: The Far Corners, On The Road: Mallara and Burn, and Wistril Compleat, as well as his novella Passing The Narrows.

The Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award is given annually to an author who has a substantial body of work that was eligible for the Darrell Award but was not considered during its period of eligibility. It is named in memory of Dalvan R. Coger, who was very active in Midsouth SF/F fandom for decades & was a member of First Fandom.

The Award will be presented during the Banquet on Saturday night at this year’s MidSouthCon. Please see their website at http://www.midsouthcon.org for details of the convention & to register and get your Banquet ticket.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in History

 

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2014 Nominations Are Now Closed

Nominations for the 2014 Darrell Awards and for authors to be considered this time for the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame are now closed.

In fact, they closed at midnight on 1-1-14.

As usual, we had a long list of seemingly-eligible works that were not Nominated. Depending on the type of work, this may have been the only time it could be considered for these Awards. We did not hear back from some of the authors who won or who were otherwise recognized in previous years.

In other words, there are always limits to what the Jury sees. Even so, it appears that we have another good mix of stories to consider. It will be tough to come up with the list of Finalists by March 1st.

Our next Jury meeting is in a week. Now that Nominations are closed, reading gets serious.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in News

 

Jury is Meeting – Nominations are Pouring In

The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury is now meeting regularly to discuss & review the nominated works. Nominations have been pouring in lately, so we will have a good selection from which to pick the winners and finalists.

Even so, over two-thirds of the eligible works of which we are aware have not yet been nominated. We will not even consider your novel, novella, short story or Young Adult work unless it is nominated.

The Nomination Form is on our website at http://darrellawards.org. The work has to be published by the end of October to be considered this time and it has to be nominated no later than 1-1-14.

Please help us recognize the BEST published Midsouth SF/F/H by nominating any and all eligible works. Anyone can nominate.

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Events - Calendar

 

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