I’m pleased to announce that R.S. Belcher will be attending MidSouthCon 35 at least on Saturday March 25, 2017.
His novel Brotherhood of the Wheel is a Finalist for the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth Novel. That book combines a modern version of the Knights Templar, the Wild Hunt, the Triple Goddess, and many other elements into a highly-enjoyable thrilling story.
He’s most well-known for his series of Weird Western novels that includes Six Gun Tarot and 2 others so far; and let us not forget his 3rd series that starts with Nightwise.
He’s not listed on the convention’s publicity because he’s just completed arrangements to attend. He will be at the Darrell Awards panel at 3pm on Saturday and at the Banquet starting at 5pm that night.
Also, you can look for him on Pro Row and in the pocket program book (and the con’s calendar or scheduling app), as well. (Pro Row is the space set aside at the convention for authors to sign and sell their own works.)
Please check back here as the convention approaches for news of other 2017 Finalists who have confirmed that they will be attending.
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Darrell Awards has passed and nominations are now closed.
The Jury is busy reading and watching and critiquing the nominees. We are pushing to have a list of Finalists ready by March 1st.
If you’ve ever won a Darrell Award or been a Finalist and you’re planning to attend Saturday of MidSouthCon 35 in late March, you’re invited to participate in the annual Darrell Awards panel. This is to spread the news about your works and to build some excitement about the Awards before they’re presented at the Banquet later that day. Please contact us at memphissf at cs dot com for details.
Of course, if your work is chosen as a Finalist this year, we’ll contact you to let you know (if we have your contact info), as all current-year Finalists receive one free pass to MidSouthCon on Saturday and one free Banquet ticket.
So, check back here after March 1st for the announcement of the 2017 Finalists for the Darrell Awards.
The 2017 Darrell Awards Jury met recently and adopted the rules for 2017, so we are pleased to announce that :
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2017 Darrell Awards ! Yippee!
There have been 2 minor changes to the rules and one major change (Rule 13 was added). So, please DO review the rules before you nominate.
Please use this LINK to access the 2017 Nomination Form.
(Yes, that is on Dropbox. If you have a problem accessing dropbox, email us at MemphisSF at cs dot com and we will email the form directly to you. The email address is spelled out here to cut down on spambots harvesting it.)
We are also pleased to announce that we have added three new members to the Jury and one new Official Reader. Our next meeting is later this month (August), so get those Nominations in so the Jury and Readers can be considering your work for the 2017 Darrell Awards.