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The 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented.

The Awards recognise achievements by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.

This year voting took place at Conclave 3, the 39th National Science Fiction convention held in Auckland over Easter, Voting was open to members of SFFANZ (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand) and the convention.

SFFANZ president Norman Cates said “We are always delighted to be able to highlight works by New Zealanders. We're grateful and humbled by the number of nominations we get, and then the enthusiasm everyone has for the awards is very gratifying.
“Congratulations to everyone who creates. We know that it's hard work to create, and harder to let it go into the world. And special congratulations to the winners of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards! Well done.”

A full list of winners is appended.

Professional Awards Category Winners

Best Novel Hounds of the Underworld (Path of Ra Book 1) by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Raw Dog Screaming Press
Best Youth Novel The Traitor and the Thief, by Gareth Ward (Walker Books Australia)
Best Novella Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, by Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
Best Short Story “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles” by Sean Monaghan
Best Collected Work Mariah's Prologues, by Grace Bridges
Best Professional Artwork Cover art for Teleport, created by Kate Strawbridge
Best Professional Production/Publication Mistlands, by Laya Rose
Best New Talent Gareth Ward

Fan Award Category Winners
Best Fan Production/publication Lexicon convention booklet, produced by Darusha Wehm
Best Fan Artwork John Toon
Best Fan Writing Jo Toon
Special Award Category Winners
Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Darian Smith
Servies to Fandom Jan Butterworth

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