Major Events Schedule


Opening Ceremonies

Thursday, August 6, 2009, room 517abc, 8:00 pm, Palais des congrès

Aurora Award Banquet

Friday, August 7, 2009, Palais des congrès, 6:00 pm,

Chesley Awards

Friday, August 7, 2009, room 516ab, 8:00 pm, Palais des congrès


Saturday, August 8, 2009, room 517abc, 8:00 pm, Palais des congrès

Hugo Awards

Sunday, August 9, 2009, room 517abc, 8:00 pm, Palais des congrès

Closing Ceremonies

Monday, August 10, 2009; room 517abc, 4:00 pm, Palais des congrès

Other Events

We are still determining exactly when and where the Aurora Awards, Regency Ball and Dances will take place. Watch this space for updates!

We’re putting together bidding guidelines for the dance DJs (keep an eye on the website) and working on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.  We’re discussing areas of shared responsibility with Programming, including scheduling and location of major events, and we’re working on putting a technical team in place to handle the audio-visual requirements.

Of course, more hands on deck are always welcome.  If you’re interested in working on the Opening or Closing Ceremonies, or in a technical capacity, we’d like to hear from you.  Even if the position you’re interested in appears to be taken, give it a shot.  One of our department heads has a position that needs to be filled.

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— Lance Sibley, Events Director

Chesley Awards

Celebrate the visual arts of science fiction and fantasy!  The Chesley Awards are the only annual peer awards that recognize excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy art.

Presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), the Chesleys are nominated and voted on by artists in the field.  Established in 1985, and named after famed astronomical artist, Chesley Bonestell, the Chesleys honor both individual works and achievements within the preceding calendar year.

The Nominees.

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What’s New

Aug 12, 2009

The convention is over; thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us! Please post links to your convention reports or photos to the Anticipation Livejournal, or let us know on Twitter. And we hope to see a lot of you at Aussiecon 4.


Aug 9, 2009

Hugo Winners Announced

The 2009 Hugo winners have been announced.


Aug 7, 2009

Anticipation to offer “Taster” memberships

Heard about World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) and think they sound cool but not sure they’re worth the money? Then Taster memberships are for you.