March 29th, 2005

Gully Foyle

2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards

This came through my email - an SF writing award I didn't know about. Sharing the info:

Nominations for the 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are still open and will remain open through March 31, 2005. Nominations can be made online at http://www.spectrumawards.org/nomform.htm or by paper mail to:

Gaylactic Spectrum Awards
PO Box 73602
Washington DC 20056-3602

The 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards will honor works in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres originally released in English in North America in 2004 in 3 or more categories - Best Novel, Best Short Fiction, and Best Other Work (which may be split into sub-categories at the discretion of the jury). The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, first given in 1999, recognize works for significant positive gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender content *and* quality genre content and writing. A jury will review and discuss all nominated works, identifying a Winner and a Short List of Recommended Works in each category. Winners receive a physical award and, in Novel and Short Fiction categories, a small cash award. Authors, editors, publishers and fans are all encouraged to nominate worthy works - including their own works. Items need only be nominated once to be considered - and a listing of works for which nominations have already been received is available on the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards website at http://www.spectrumawards.org/2005.htm

The 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards will be presented during the July 4th weekend at Gaylaxicon (http://www.gaylaxians.org/gaylaxicon2005/) in Boston, Massachusetts.

If you read or saw any genre work in any format (written, comic, media, etc) with significant positive GLBT from 2004, please submit a nomination. Also, please feel free to redistribute this call for nominations to anyone or any group who may have input.

- Rob Gates
Director, Gaylactic Spectrum Awards
Gully Foyle

CSA: Confederate States of America screening tomorrow

KU film professor Kevin Wilmott will be having a FREE screening for his award-winning film "Confederate States of America," followed by a question and answer section. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 7pm (that's tomorrow evening, folks). Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Sponsored by Student Union Activities. Call 864-SHOW for more info.

To learn about other local SFnal activies (or to tell me about one you want advertised), check out the CSSF website on this page:
http://www.ku.edu/~sfcenter/sf-group.htm

Chris