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.



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