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 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

The 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards will be presented during the July 4th weekend at Gaylaxicon ( 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: