Press Release #24

Anticipation: Press Release #24, July 1, 2009
Online Registration for Aurora Banquet Available.

The awards will take place Friday, August 7th. Doors open at 5:30, Dinner and awards start at 6PM.
Tickets for the banquet will be presold, with only a small percentage being available for sale during Anticipation. Ticket prices are $40 in advance, $50 on site. A cash bar will also be available during the awards. 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.

Advance ticket purchases close July 15th, 2009.
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 banquet format is slated to continue, with a collection of Canada’s best and brightest authors slated to present the awards, as well as some surprise guests from outside the literary community, who are appearing nowhere else at Anticipation!
Since the awards will be held in Montreal, we are placing particular emphasis on access to French works, through translations and other efforts to make the output of French Canada relevant to international attendees. Particular care will be given to contextualize the awards and nominations for those attending from outside Canada.
Further information about the Awards, including the list of nominees, see /English/Canvention.

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 2009.

More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on our web site (); you can also write to us for more information.
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Anticipation The 67th World Science Fiction Convention P.O. Box 105, Station NDG Montréal, QC H4A 3P4
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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.