Aurora Awards Banquet
The Aurora Awards is building on its success in Winnipeg last year, and promises to be a badge of pride for Canada on the Worldcon stage. The Awards presentation banquet will have Canada’s best and brightest authors presenting the Awards, and also some surprise guests from outside the literary community, who are appearing nowhere else at Anticipation!
Since the Awards will be held in Montréal, we are placing emphasis on access to French works, through translations and other efforts to make the output of French Canada available to international attendees. Particular care will be given to place the Awards and nominations in context for those attending from outside Canada.
The Awards will take place Friday, August 7th. Doors open at 17:30, Dinner and Awards start at 18:00. A cash bar will be available during the Awards.
Tickets for the banquet will be presold, with only a small percentage available during Anticipation. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 on site. This is on top of the registration fees required for voting. Due to time constraints, the Awards ceremony will take place during dinner. Therefore, open seating after the banquet is not available this year. If you want to attend the ceremonies, you must purchase a ticket.
Canadian Anticipation attendees can purchase banquet tickets in person at the following conventions :
- Otakuthon July 31 - August 2, 2009
For further information about the Awards, including the list of nominees, see Canvention.
Advance ticket purchases close July 15th, 2009. We have order forms here.
So come check out the 2009 Prix Aurora Awards - because you have to eat anyway.