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On-line ballot form for 2012 awards now available

In 1973, Novacon instituted the annual Nova Awards to celebrate achievement in British science fiction fanzines. Originally decided by a panel of judges, voting was subsequently extended to all Novacon members who could demonstrate a basic knowledge of current fanzines.

Following Novacon 32, the three categories - best fanzine, best fanzine writer, best fanzine artist - were extended to cover fanzines produced in Eire. In addition, electronic fanzines are now eligible.

Beginning with the 2011 Nova Awards, voting was extended to all UK / Irish residents who have read at least six qualifying fanzines published during the eligibility period.

Both on-line and downloadable voting forms will be available in due course on this website.

The following fanzines were received by or brought to the notice of the Nova Awards administrator since 1 October 2011 and are considered eligible for the 2012 awards under the current rules. It is only a guide to the fanzines available and should not be considered comprehensive. (Fanzines for inclusion in this list should be sent to 33 Scott Road, Solihull, B92 7LQ.)

  • All Jacq’d Up #1 (18pp), #2 (18pp), #3, #4 (both 12pp, all quarto), Nic Farey (#1 & #2 only), Steve Green & Jacqueline Monahan (#1 - #4).
  • Andromeda's Offspring #2 (16pp), #3 (36pp), #4 (48pp, all A4), Theresa Derwin.
  • Ansible #291 – 302 (all 2pp, all A4), Dave Langford.
  • Banana Wings #48 - #50 (all 56pp, A5), Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer.
  • The Banksoniain #17 - 18 (both 12pp, A5), David Haddock.
  • Beam #4 (44p, quarto), Nic Farey & Jim Mowatt.
  • Brum Group News #486 (3/2012; 8pp, A5), Rog Peyton for the Birmingham SF Group.
  • Corflu Memories #1 (7pp), #2 (8pp, both A4), Peter Sullivan.
  • Data Dump #167 (4pp, A5), Steve Sneyd.
  • The Drink Tank #296 (10pp), #299 (20pp), #300 (272pp, all quarto), James Bacon & Chris Garcia.
  • Eat That Duck #3 (20pp, A4), Ron Gemmell.
  • Exhibition Hall #18 (8pp), #19 (9pp, both quarto), James Bacon, Chris Garcia & Ariane Wolfe
  • The Fortnightly Fix #23 (6pp), #24 (2pp), #24.5 (1pp), #25 (5pp), #26 (2pp, all A4), Steve Green.
  • Griff #4 (32pp, A5), Ian Milsted.
  • Inca #7 - #8 (both 52pp, A4), Rob Jackson.
  • iShoes #5 (12pp, A5), Yvonne Rowse.
  • Journey Planet #11 (80pp), #12 (40pp, both A4), James Bacon & Chris Garcia, Pete Young (#12 only).
  • A Meara for Observers #9 - #11 (all 20pp, A4), Mike Meara.
  • Paranoid #24 (21pp, A4), Ian Maule.
  • Pips #8 (16pp, A4), Jim Mowatt.
  • Procrastinations #9 (32pp), #10 (28pp), #11 (32pp, all A5), John Coxon.
  • Quantum B*llocks 7 (6pp), #8 (5pp), #9 (8pp, all A4), Jinnie Cracknell.

The links in the above list take you to online sources for the fanzines — mainly Bill Burns' excellent — so you've no excuse for not looking up these fanzines and voting for the ones you enjoy the most.

Last updated: 29-Oct-2012