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Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association
Association canadienne de la science-fiction et du fantastique

A Brief History (1980-2004)

[1] 1980 Halcon 3 (Halifax, Mar 7-9)

[2] 1981 V-Con 9 (Vancouver, May 22-24)

[3] 1982 NonCon 5 (Edmonton, Oct 8-11)
First Canvention to have a nationally distributed ballot.

[4] 1983 Maplecon 5 (Ottawa, July 15-17)

[5] 1985 Halcon 8 (Halifax, Mar 22-24)

[6] 1986 V-Con 14 (Vancouver, May 23-25)
First Canvention where the CSFFA Award had the nickname Casper. Number of awards were increased from 1 to 3 (English, French & Fan).

[7] 1987 Ad Astra 7 (Toronto, June 12-14)

[8] 1988 Keycon 5 (Winnipeg, May 20-22)

[9] 1989 PineKone 2 (Ottawa, Oct 13-15)
Number of awards expanded from 3 to 9. English becomes Best Long Form, Best Short Form & Other. French becomes Meilleur livre, Meilleure nouvelle, & Meilleur ouvrage (autre). Fan becomes Fanzine, Fan (Organizational), & Fan (Other).

[10] 1990 Con-Version 7 (Calgary, July 20-22)
The name Aurora becomes the official name for the award.

[11] 1991 ConText'91 (Edmonton, June 7-9)
Number of awards expanded from 9 to 10. Artistic Achievement is added.

[12] 1992 Wilfcon 8 (Waterloo, June 27-28)
Award design used in 1991 & 1992 accepted as the official Aurora design. Because of a tie in the English Short Form category, 11 awards were presented.

[13]1993 Wolfcon 6 (Wolfville, Mar 12-14)

[14] 1994 SF Canada (Winnipeg, Sept 1-5)
This is the first Canvention not to be hosted by a sf convention. Awards & business meeting were held at ConAdian (the World SF convention) in Winnipeg. SF Canada was the host.

[15] 1995 Can-Con'95 (Ottawa, May 12-14)
Because of a tie in the French Short Form category, 11 awards were presented.

[16] 1996 Con-Version XIII (Calgary, July 19-21)

[17] 1997 PRIMEDIA (Markham, Oct 31-Nov 2)

[18] 1998 Con*Cept (Montréal, Oct 4-6)

[19] 1999 inCONsequential II (Fredericton, Oct 15-17)
Because of a tie in the French Other category, 11 awards were presented.

[20] 2000 TT2000 (Toronto, July 14-16)

[21] 2001 V-Con 26 (Burnaby, May 4-6)

[22] 2002 Con-Version 19 (Calgary, August 9-11)

[23] 2003 Torcon 3 (Toronto, August 28-September 1)
Because of insufficient nominees the French Other category was not voted on, so only 9 awards were presented.

[24] 2004 Boréal (Montréal, October 29-31, 2004)

[25] 2005 Westercon 58 "Due North" (Calgary, July 1-4, 2005)
Because of insufficient nominees the French Other category was not voted on, so only 9 awards were presented.

[26] 2006 TT20 (Toronto, July 7-9, 2006)

[27] 2007 VCON 32 (Vancouver, BC, October 19-21, 2007)

[28] 2008 t.b.a. (2008)


Sources (for 1980-1992): New Canadian Fandom, Maple Leaf Rag, MLR, Ad Lib, XenoFile, ConTract, Locus & various flyers. Researched & prepared by Dennis Mullin. Thanks go to Robert J. Sawyer, Ruth Stuart & Jean-Louis Trudel for proof reading.
Sources (1992-2006): Direct from the Aurora committees. Thanks to Jena Snyder for correcting 2002 infomation.
Sources (2007): Jean-Louis Trudel, Robert J. Sawyer
Version: 2007.10.22

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