Tenth Edition

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
and Canvention 40
August 14 to 16, 2020
August 14 to 16, 2020
There is
1 day
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Canvention 40
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

Canvention 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, When Words Collide 2020. CSFFA's mandate is to give out the Aurora awards and induct people into CSFFA's Hall of the Fame.

There are 11 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 and put onto 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, we invite everyone to join us for the Aurora Awards ceremony. Our MC, author Mark Leslie Lefebvre, will be live streaming the ceremony on both our YouTube and Facebook channels. This is open to everyone and is free to watch. Come find out who wins this year’s trophies.

CSFFA annual general meeting will also be taking place on Saturday at noon. Join them to find out the result of this year's vote on society questions. Meet a number of the CSFFA board members and maybe see if you would like to assist with the society.

Here are a number of helpful links about the Auroras and CSFFA:


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