Tin Duck Award

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The Tin Duck Awards are the Western Australian science fiction achievement award. They are given out annually at Swancon and voted on by members of the convention.



Professional Long Work

Blade of Fortriu, Juliet Marillier

The Truth About Magic, Dave T Luckett

Professional Short Work

"Bad Film Diaries", Grant Watson, Borderlands 4

"Coup De Grace", Stephen Dedman, Borderlands 4

"Hear No Evil", Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Borderlands 4

"Hooked", Martin Livings, Borderlands 5

"How Green was their Love", Tess Williams, Borderlands 4

"Hush", Lyn Battersby, Shadowbox

"I Can Make You Famous", Lee Battersby, Shadowbox

"Ian", Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Ticonderoga Online 5

"Pater Familias", Lee Battersby, Shadowed Realms 3

"Solid Rock", Cathy Cupitt, Borderlands 4

"The Memory of Breathing", Lyn Battersby, ASIM #17

"The Seasonal Collector", Jo-Ann Whalley, Borderlands 4

"Watch", Stephen Dedman, Never Seen By Waking Eyes

Professional ArtWork

"Coup De Grace", illustration, Colin Sharpe, Borderlands 4

Cover, Sarah Xu, Borderlands 4

Horror series, Ruby Cadaver, Swancon 2005 art show

Make your own pet, print, Shaun Tan, Swancon 2005 art show

The Big Picture Book, Brian Choo

Professional Production (any medium)

Borderlands Issue 4, Borderlands Publications Inc.

Borderlands Issue 5, Borderlands Publications Inc.

Shadow Box, e-anthology, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings & Angela Challis

Shadowed Realms, edited by Angela Challis

Ticonderoga Online, edited by Russell B Farr, Liz Grzyb, Lyn Battersby

Unpaid or Fan Written work

Blue (text), Bec Handcock

Chaosmanor, Elaine Kemp

Unpaid or Fan Art Work

Blue, Bec Handcock, Swancon 2005 art show

CD sculpture, Stephanie Bateman-Graham, Swancon 2005 art show

Changing Skins series, Sarah Xu, Swancon 2005 art show

Dragon quilting, Calum Watson, Swancon 2005 art show

Gynaecon T-shirts, Sarah Xu

Nothing Better: A short presentation on why I have to leave, Bec

Handcock, Swancon 2005 art show

Photograph of Carreg Cellen, Elaine Kemp, Swancon 2005 art show

Reflective Moods, Sarah Xu, Swancon 2005 art show

Stamp artworks, Emma Hawkes, Swancon 2005 art show

The view from Glastonbury Tor, Elaine Kemp, Swancon 2005 art show

Unpaid or Fan Production (any medium)

"A Brief History of Friendship" by Cathy Cupitt (http://cupidsbow.livejournal.com/185371.html#cutid1)

Consensual A Trois, edited by Dedman, Kemp, Cupitt

Fandomedia 2005, Ju, the professional lap cat

GenghisCon 2005, The GenghisCon committee

Gynaezine 3, Emma Hawkes, Gina Goddard

HorrorScope, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings et. al.

Swancon 2005, Swancon XXX committee

The Simono Restrospective, Simon Oxwell, Swancon 2005


Best WA Professional Long Written Work

Carnies, Martin Livings (winner)

Through Soft Air, Lee Battersby (runner up)

Best WA Professional Short Work

‘Mary Bennett Gets a Life’, Sue Isle, Borderlands Issue 7 (winner)

‘Dwar7es’, Martin Livings, Ticonderoga Online Issue 9 (runner up)

Best WA Professional Art Work

The Arrival, Shaun Tan (winner)

Illustration for ‘The Garden Shed Pact’, Tina Lorenz, Borderlands Issue 7 (runner up)

Best WA Professional Publication (any medium)

Borderlands, Simon Oxwell et. al. (winner)

Ticonderoga Online, Russell B. Farr, Lyn Battersby and Liz Grzyb (runner up)

Best WA Unpaid or Fan Written Work

‘Bad Film Diaries’, Grant Watson, Borderlands Issues 6 and 8 (winner)

The Recovering Geek – a twelve step process, (flippy book) Rebecca Handcock, Jeanette & Christopher Phillips (runner up)

Best WA Unpaid or Fan Art Work

But is it art?, Emma Hawkes, Swancon 2006 Art Show (winner)

Best WA Unpaid or Fan Production (any media)

ASif! Review Website, Alisa Krasnostein (winner - tie)

Fandomedia 2006, Ju Whitehead (winner- tie)


Best WA Professional Long Work

Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts, by Simon Haynes (Fremantle Press)

Best WA Professional Short Work

“The Sun People,” by Sue Isle (Shiny #2)

Best WA Professional Production

The New Space Opera, edited by Jonathan Strahan & Gardner Dozois (HarperCollins)

Best WA Fan Production

ASiF!, edited by Alisa Krasnostein

Best WA Fan Written Work (tie)

Alisa Krasnostein, Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth

Sarah Parker, Blog Like It's The End Of The World

Best WA Professional Artwork

Sarah Xu

Best WA Fan Art (tie)

John Parker

Sarah Xu