Shelia Finch, SFWA incoming Western Region Director as Ursula K.
Le Guin; Gorden Van Gelder; Eileen Gunn; Katherine MacLean; Neil
Gaiman; Richard Chwedyk, and Catherine Mintz, kneeling,
accepting for Peter Jackson and
Nebula Awards 4/19/2003
Event Coverage by Ernest Lilley
Grandmaster: Ursula K. LeGuin
SFWA Author Emeritus:
Best Novel: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Best Novella: Bronte's Egg by
Best Novelette: Hell is the Absence of God
by Ted Chiang
Best Short Story: Creature
by Carol Emshwiller
Best Script: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the
Ring by Fran Walsh,
Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson,
Based on The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Neil Gaiman continues to impersonate a rock
star and to rack up awards for American Gods.
Catherine Mintz, Katherine MacLean,
Harry Harrison. Katherine MacLean is going to
the Honduras to teach English, and asked for a suitable
certificate from the awards committee to show that she's
qualified. Moral: be careful what you ask for.
Not all the honored guests and award winners
could show up, though I'm sure they all would have liked to.
The part of Ursula K. LeGuin was played by Eileen Gunn, and by a
profusion of volunteers in the audience.
Though Peter Jackson
could not attend for his part in Lord of the Rings, his video
persona appeared in his stead. Often, and not always on cue, but
with grace and gratitude (Catherine Mintz
accepted the award).
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
SFRevu's Victoria McManus and Ann Tonsor
Locus Editor Charles Brown was pleased to
announce the creation of a Museum of Science Fiction (with
Microsoft Money behind it) and himself (among others) on the
Shane Tourtellotte - SFWA's mild mannered
Philip Klaus (William Tenn), in the company of
Catherines: L: C. Mintz, R: C. Asaro
Joe Haldeman, looking rakish for the camera,
Susan Allison, looking demure.
Ellen Datlow, just having fun.
Harry Harrison discovers that he's not only the
toastmaster, he's supposed to pick up the bar tab.