To celebrate the airing of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special (just MINUTES away!), I’m giving away this very excellent “Conventional fan wisdom can bite me” mug. Inspired by something David wrote in one of our conversational reviews, I couldn’t resist turning it into mugs and t-shirts, and now you* can have one** too! All you have to do is leave a comment here, summing up “The Day of the Doctor” in a NON-SPOILERY way! Why non-spoilery? Because David hasn’t caught up yet and he won’t be able to watch it until he has! So let us know your thoughts on the anniversary special in a way that David could read, and one lucky commentator will win the gorgeous (and very practical) mug. CLOSES Saturday 30 November, 2013.
*Sorry, open to Australian commenters only (unless you’re happy to pay postage internationally!).
**Giveaway mug is not this one, because this one is mine… You (if you win) will get one the same, but in a box, brand new! 🙂
To celebrate the recent multiple award nominations for author Catherynne M Valente and artist Kathleen Jennings, FableCroft is having a giveaway of To Spin a Darker Stairon Goodreads. Easy to enter, and three books available to win! Open internationally.
All related to awards or competitions in some way…
1. Win a copy of Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, over at FableCroft. Simply tell us your favourite Australian short story or novel to win! Oh yeah, and I’ve also announced the TOC for Australis Imaginarium… 🙂
2. Ditmar nominations are open and I’ve created an Eligible Works spreadsheet. It’s as accurate as I can make it (and people can still tell me eligible works, please!) – works are for the 2009 calendar year.
3. And the 2010 Aurealis Awards are open for nomination as well! Nominations are covering an extended period this time around, so it’s open for works published between November 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. Please consider your judging panel’s sanity: nominate and send works in as early as possible. Please!
4. And don’t forget to vote for the Hugos if you are a member of Worldcon (Aussiecon 4, Melbourne, September – if you’re not going, why not?!). Ballots must be received by July 31.
5. Finally, you can win a signed copy of Nicole Murphy’s debut book Secret Ones at Voyager Online. Easy peasy!