The Parsec Awards were a set of annual awards created to recognize excellence in science fiction podcasts and podcast novels. The awards were created by Mur Lafferty,[1] Tracy Hickman and Michael R. Mennenga and awarded by FarPoint Media. They were first presented in 2006 at DragonCon.[2][3][4][5] In 2009 the awards were described as "one of the most recognizable honors in science and fiction podcasting".[6] The awards were given from 2006 to 2018.

Nominations were accepted from the listening public annually in each of the categories. The list was vetted for eligibility by the steering committee, before producers were invited to submit samples of work for consideration by a panel of judges. The panel reduced the list of nominees to five finalists in each category. The finalists' work was submitted for judging and the winner was selected by that panel of authors, podcasters, and others knowledgeable in the field of speculative fiction, podcasting, and/or publishing.[7] Past finalist judges have included Catherine Asaro, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, and Evo Terra.[8]

The awards were last presented in 2018.

Past winners

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References

  1. ^ Hutton, Christopher (June 19, 2015). "Hall of Famers: Meet the Men and Women Who Changed Podcasting". Paste. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2017. Lafferty was also the editor of EscapePod, a speculative fiction podcast for two years, as well as a cofounder of the Parsec Awards, a DragonCon-centric award show that's focused on science fiction podcasting.
  2. ^ Silver, Steven H. (August 6, 2008). "Parsec Awards". SF Site. Archived from the original on January 9, 2009. The nominations for the first Parsec Awards, given for science fiction podcasting, have been announced. The winner will be announced at Dragon*Con, held this year from September 1–4.
  3. ^ Sloan, Sam (September 6, 2006). "2006 Parsec Awards Winners". Slice of SciFi. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Foster, Cymbre (December 28, 2007). "Podcasting with a purpose". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. The Parsec awards, which began in 2006, were dedicated to rewarding excellence in various aspects of Speculative Fiction Podcasting. They were presented at Dragon*con, a popular culture convention with a focus that includes science fiction, fantasy and gaming that is held on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA.
  5. ^ "2009 Parsec Awards Nominations Open". Wired. April 29, 2009. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Wins Prestigious Parsec Award". September 9, 2009. Archived from the original on March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Parsec Awards 2009 Award Determination Process". Archived from the original on January 7, 2010.
  8. ^ "2009 Parsec Judge Biographies". Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  9. ^ "2014 Parsec Awards Winners". Locus. September 2, 2014. Archived from the original on February 3, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "2013 Parsec Awards Winners". Locus. September 3, 2013. Archived from the original on February 2, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "2012 Parsec Awards Winners". Locus. September 5, 2012. Archived from the original on February 9, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "2011 Parsec Awards". Locus. September 6, 2011. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Parsec Awards Winners". Locus. September 4, 2010. Archived from the original on January 13, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "2009 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists – Parsec Awards". parsecawards.com. Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "2008 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists – Parsec Awards". parsecawards.com. Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "2007 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". parsecawards.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "2006 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists – Parsec Awards". parsecawards.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.