Born: Established: 1976 Whyalla, Whyalla area, Northern Eyre Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, ;
In 2009, Grant Watson was shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review in the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards. Watson's shortlisted article, 'Bad Film Diaries: Sometimes the Brand Burns: Tim Burton and the Planet of the Apes', was published in Borderlands 10 (2008).
Watson's older brother, Graeme, has also been associated with the Film and Television Institute (Perth).
The West Lodge is named after the Foamasi West Lodge, a criminal organisation that featured in the Doctor Who serial 'The Leisure Hive'.