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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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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 Darrell Awards Jury begins meeting

The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury will begin meeting on Sunday 6-30-13.

By that point, the 2014 Nomination Forms will be posted on our website at http://darrellawards.org . In the meantime, please feel free to use the 2013 Nomination Forms that are there currently.

This year, we will be considering novels, novellas, short stories and Young Adult works. The novels, novellas and short stories must have been published between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013 to be eligible.

We will consider Young Adult works during a 2 year span, so they should have been published between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012.

Works to be considered for the Hall of Fame are not limited by year of publication.

Deadline for all Nominations is January 1, 2014.

As usual, we are asking the authors or publishers to provide EITHER one ebook (epub or pdf or text or Doc formats) without digital rights management OR three (3) print copies for the use of the Jury.

ANYONE can nominate a work for consideration — including the author, publisher, friend, family member or just a reader who loved it.

Please see our website, Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates on the 2014 Darrell Awards. (Links to each of these are on the About the Darrell Awards page — see above).

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Events - Calendar, History

 

2013 Results

The 2013 Darrell Awards were presented at MidSouthCon 31 on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Please see the Results here : 2013 Results

 
 

2013 Darrell Awards Jury Wraps Up

The 2013 Darrell Awards Jury met today & wrapped up its work, picking the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame winner (Justin Cronin) and the Best Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror Novel, Novella, Short Story and Other Media of the previous year.

In addition to the Finalists previously announced, the Jury gave Honorable Mentions to Janet Coleman Sides for her novel The Tale of Rinji and to William Rasmussen for his short story Girl on a Swing as seen in ParAbnormal Digest # 3 (March 2012).

We will present the Winners, First-Runners Up & other Finalists at the Banquet at MidSouthCon 31 on Saturday, March 23 at the East Memphis Hilton.

Please see http://midsouthcon.org for details of the convention.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in History

 

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Second Meeting of 2013 Darrell Awards Jury

The 2nd meeting of the 2013 Darrell Awards Jury will be held on Sat August 11, 2012, starting at 6pm at Dixie Cafe on Poplar Ave near Perkins. 

Please see our website at “http://darrellawards.org” for details of our Awards & for the Nomination Form.

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in History

 

2013 Darrell Awards Jury Has First Meeting

Recently, the 2013 Darrell Awards Jury had its first meeting & began the task of circulating & reading works that have been nominated or that otherwise appear to be eligible. We have a bumper crop of books, short stories, ebooks & Other Media to evaluate this time & we are looking forward to input from a new Jury member & our first official Authorized Reader. The Jury agreed on the details of the Authorized  Reader program & those will be posted here soon, along with an Application for those willing to help us in this.

Our next meeting will be in August. Meanwhile, we all have books to read & a podcast to listen to.

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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in History

 

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2012 Darrell Awards Honored Works

The 2012 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the Winners, First Runners Up and other Honored Works for Best Midsouth SF/F/H work in their respective categories.

Best Midsouth Young Adult SF/F/H Work:

  • Starlighter by Bryan Davis – Winner and
  • All the Paths of Shadow
    by Frank Tuttle – First Runner Up

Best Midsouth SF/F/H Short Story:

  • Of Heroes and Airships
    by Victor Lorthos (in Dreams of Steam II) — Winner and
  • The Adjudication of Hetty Green by Allan Gilbreath (in Lawyers In Hell) – First Runner Up.
  • Other Finalists for Best Midsouth Short Story include
    Allan Gilbreath for The Locked Door (in Dreams of Steam II);
    Jackie Gamber for Permanent Residence (in parAbnormal Digest); and
    Laura H. Smith for Winnet’s Octavion (in Dreams of Steam II)

Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novella:

  • Aaron Christopher Drown for Path of an Arrow — Winner and
  • H. David Blalock for High Kings — First Runner Up.

Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novel:

  • John Hornor Jacobs for Southern Gods; — Winner &
  • Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) for Deadline — First Runner Up.
  • Our additional Finalist for Best Midsouth Novel is Jeaniene Frost for This Side of the Grave;

    Each Finalist was invited to attend MidSouthCon 30 on Sat. March 24 for the Banquet, at which the winners, first runners up & other finalists recognition were presented.

    SEANAN MCGUIRE (Mira Grant) was inducted into the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame at the Banquet in absentia, as she was out of town at another convention.

     
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in History

 

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2012 Darrell Awards Finalists

The 2012 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the Finalists for Best Midsouth SF/F/H work in their respective categories.

Young Adult :

  • Frank Tuttle for All the Paths of Shadow &
  • Bryan Davis for Starlighter

Short Stories:

  • Allan Gilbreath for The Adjudication of Hetty Green (in Lawyers In Hell) and for The Locked Door (in Dreams of Steam II);
  • Jackie Gamber for Permanent Residence (in parAbnormal Digest);
  • Laura H. Smith for Winnet’s Octavion (in Dreams of Steam II); &
  • Victor Lorthos for Of Heroes and Airships (in Dreams of Steam II).

Novellas:

  • A. Christopher Drown for Path of an Arrow; &
  • H. David Blalock for High Kings.

Novels:

  • Jeaniene Frost for This Side of the Grave;
  • John Hornor Jacobs for Southern Gods; &
  • Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) for Deadline.

Each Finalist will be invited to attend MidSouthCon 30 on Sat. March 24 for the Banquet, at which the winners, first runners-up & finalists recognition will be presented.

SEANAN MCGUIRE (Mira Grant) will be inducted into the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame at the Banquet, as well.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in History

 

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