The privilege of hosting the Aurora Awards and the Canvention has returned to Hal-Con after a long absence in Eastern Canada. The last time the Prix Aurora Awards were hosted in Nova Scotia was in 1993 at Wolfcon, and their last time in Atlantic Canada was 1999 in Fredericton at inCONsequential.
Canvention is the Canadian national science fiction convention, where the Prix Aurora Awards are presented. Normally it is held as part of an existing convention. This includes an AGM for members of the CSFFA (Canadian Science Fiction Fantasy Association), the governing body for the Aurora Awards.
Hal-Con will host a few events over the weekend and we encourage participation.
This includes a private pin ceremony for all attending nominees, followed by an event public social event on Friday, September 22, the Prix Aurora Awards open to the public on Saturday evening, September 23, and an AGM on Sunday, September 24. More details will be announced as they are confirmed.
INFORMATION FOR NOMINEES
Congratulations! We hope you join us in Halifax. If you are travelling, please check our travel section for information which may be helpful.
Hal-Con is changing things up from the standard format. We won’t be hosting a banquet at the expense of the nominees, instead, we’re hosting you! You’ll realize pretty quickly we’re quite different from the recent host canventions, but we hope you’ll enjoy a change. Hal-Con is a multi-media con with close to 8,000 ticket holders and nearly 9,000 participants over 3 days. It’s the largest event in Atlantic and we’re excited to host you.
Please note, all Aurora-related activities are free. However, due to the size of the host event, Aurora events are held in satellite locations near the host convention. If you would like to register to attend Hal-Con as an attendee, please visit our ticket page.
- Fri, Sep 22 (5pm-6pm)
- Hosted at the Halifax Central Library, then followed by an evening social at the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
- Registration (click here)
Prix Aurora Awards:
- Sat, Sep 23 (8pm-10pm) in the evening
- Format will be a cocktail reception, followed by the awards event
- Hosted at the Delta Halifax, top floor, in the Bluenose Ballroom
- RSVP to the event (click here)
- Sun, Sep 24 (9am-11am)
- Hosted at Hal-Con, on the 8th floor, no ticket purchase required but advanced RSVP will be required
- Details (here)
For any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate in programming, it is essential you email email@example.com ASAP.
PRIX AURORA AWARD CATEGORIES
BEST NOVEL – ENGLISH
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL – ENGLISH
BEST SHORT FICTION – ENGLISH
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL – ENGLISH
BEST POEM/SONG – ENGLISH
BEST RELATED WORK – ENGLISH
BEST VISUAL PRESENTATION – ENGLISH
BEST FAN WRITING AND PUBLICATIONS
BEST FAN ORGANIZATIONAL
BEST FAN RELATED WORK
BEST OF THE DECADE (2017 special award)
If you would like to join as a member of the CSFFA to nominate or vote on the shortlisted nominees, please visit their website.
Check out this year’s voter package.