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Subcategory of Ditmar Awards
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History

Inaugurated in 2000, 'Fan Production' offered a broader spectrum than the prior 'Australian Fanzine' award, allowing the Ditmars to recognise conferences and videos as well as 'zines.

Only those works that would normally be indexed on AustLit are included in this listing.

Also occasionally called 'Fan Achievement'.

In 2003, a short-lived category called 'Australian Production' was added; it largely dealt with fan works, but covered objects not within AustLit's scope (such as launch parties).

Winners

2006 winner Edwina Harvey With Ted Scribner for the Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet.
2004 winner Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild for Elsewhere Book Launch.
2003 winner y separately published work icon Borderlands : That Which Scares Us Anna Hepworth (editor), Simon Oxwell (editor), Grant Watson (editor), Nedlands : Borderlands Press , 2002 Z1793580 2002 anthology short story science fiction
2002 joint winner Spaced Out For this year only, this award was labelled Fan Production (Other), and a separate award offered for fanzines.
2002 winner y separately published work icon SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction Bruce Gillespie (editor), 1969 Bacchus Marsh : Bruce Gillespie , Z965181 1969 periodical (15 issues) 'SF Commentary sits at the high end of the 'sercon,' or serious discussion of SF, group of fanzines, a position it has occupied for many years now. In this SFC is following a proud Australian tradition first established by John Bangsund in the mid-60s with his Australian SF Review. Both fanzines engaged SF's literati from throughout the world, and both have offered important venues to some of the major voices in SF criticism, who in turn have written seminal pieces on some of the most important authors to emerge in the field in the second half of the 20th century, starting with Phil Dick and Ursula LeGuin.

What's most impressive about the way Gillespie (now) and Bangsund (then) have accomplished this is that neither gave in to the academic stuffed-shirt navel-gazing which has grown up over the past forty years around SF and all but smothered SF criticism. SFC maintains a civilized and literate tone throughout, but draws more upon the British tradition of letters and the ties of fannish community to accomplish its purposes. It is not by accident that Gillespie has long called his editorial in SFC "I Must Be Talking To My Friends."'

[Ted White. 'Fanzines.' WSFA Journal April 2002 (sighted 8/01/2013]
For this year only, this award was labelled Fan Production (Fanzine), and a separate award offered for Fan Production (Other).
2001 winner The Angriest Video Store Clerk in the World Grant Watson , 2003 single work drama satire science fiction He has no name... Hollywood hates him... Customers fear him... He's the angiest video store clerk in the world!

Following the block-buster release of its action flick Bloodsoaked Brothers 2 Hollywood film company WorldWide Pictures now plans to release it on DVD and boasts that it will become the biggest home video hit of all time, with millions of copies already ordered. Far away in a distant Australian suburb, however, one video store clerk who believes the film is truly awful refuses to order a single copy, and the executives at WorldWide intend to find out why.

A satire on the the evils of Hollywood, Grant Watson throws pretty much every film and theatre genre into the mix in what might best be described as a sci-fi action comedy love story musical and tale of revenge.


For the graphic novel series.
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