Canvention 43 and the Aurora Awards
Each year a Canadian convention or festival hosts the floating convention known as Canvention. This year Canvention is being organized by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a national non-profit society along with a host convention. CSFFA's mandate is to give out the Aurora awards and induct people into CSFFA's Hall of the Fame.
There are twelve different Aurora awards. They are given out for both professional and volunteer (unpaid) work in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Works are nominated by members of CSFFA which all Canadians are welcome to join. The top nominated works are shortlisted for the Aurora ballot and voted on by CSFFA members. Through the generosity of the nominees and their publishers, CSFFA members also get to download electronic versions of almost all of the published nominated works.
The Hall of Fame inductees are determined by a jury of four experts and one coordinator from CSFFA.
For full details about CSFFA go to their site at: prixaurorawards.ca
On Saturday, starting at 5pm MDT, we invite everyone to join us for the Aurora Awards ceremony. Our Master of Ceremonies, author Mark Leslie Lefebvre, will be live streaming the ceremony on both his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkPw6Cu3P1c) and our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO7p4geRW6k). The event will also be streamed live on Facebook. This event is open to everyone and is free to watch. Come find out who wins this year’s trophies.
Here are a number of helpful links about the Auroras and CSFFA: