Voting for the 2013 Canadian Fanzine Fanac Awards (‘Faneds’) is now complete. Winners will be announced at VCON 38 Oct 4-6. Here are some stats concerning the awards:
19 voters (almost twice as many as I anticipated) which equals 151 votes awarding 294 points to 25 nominee positions based on 18 actual nominees (some nominees being up for more than one category). Some voters chose fewer nominees than the maximum number they were entitled to vote for, presumably because these were the only choices they were familiar with.
Each voter was allowed 3 votes in each category (except for one category where there were only two nominees) in order of preference, for a maximum of 11 votes per voter. Points were awarded on the basis of vote preference: first choice = 3 points, 2nd choice = 2 points, and 3rd choice = 1 point.
Maximum number of votes a nominee could receive = 57. Most votes any winner received = 40. Least votes any nominee received = none.
Great and wonderful things about the voting include:
A) There is no evidence of block voting. Voters were evenly distributed across the country: 9 from British Columbia, 6 from Ontario, and 4 from Quebec.
B) The vote, meagre as it is (but then, so is the scope and scale of Canadian Fanzine Fanac), is truly a peer sponsored award, in that — as far as I am aware — almost all the voters were or are active in Canadian fanzine fandom: 8 = current, active Faneds; 5 = Faneds active in the past; 3 = current contributors to zines; 3 = readers.
My thanks to them as voted: Keith Braithwaite, Lindsay Brown, R. Graeme Cameron, Paula Johanson, Cathy Palmer-Lister, Steve Fahnestalk, Keith Lim, Jenni Merrifield, Murray Moore, Andrew C. Murdoch, Lloyd Penney, Yvonne Penny, Lester Rainsford, Garth Spencer, Sylvain St-Pierre, Felicity Walker, Taral Wayne, Neil Williams, Rose Wilson.
I note that 3 well-known Faneds of the past declined to vote on the grounds they were not aware of the contemporary zine scene. Fair enough.
Considering that the first Faned Awards (2011) were awarded on the basis of my personal fiat, and the second (2012) on the basis of scattered suggestions, this first actual vote is a major if incremental step forward. All things considered, I am very pleased.
1) Converted ( M ) — from MAD COMICS to MOTA in LEGENDS & LORE into a complete Canfancyclopedia listing, under Fan History, Canadian Fancyclopedia.
2) Converted ( N ) — from NEOTRIC to NYDAHL’S DISEASE in LEGENDS & LORE into a complete Canfancyclopedia listing, under Fan History, Canadian Fancyclopedia.
3) Converted ( O ) — from OBLIQUE HOUSE to OZARK LOVE CAMP in LEGENDS & LORE into a complete Canfancyclopedia listing, under Fan History, Canadian Fancyclopedia.