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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 09:32 am:   

OUT OF HIS MIND got a nomination in the Best Collection category.

It's a strong field this year, but it's nice to be counted.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 01:08 pm:   

Congratulations, Steve.
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 06:25 am:   

I've stuck a sample story on the website because that's what everyone else is doing, but it would be unseemly to campaign.
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 03:30 pm:   

Had to leave Fantasycon early to help my daughter get her car down to Uni. Rode down with her, caught the train back. Two changes and a fairly horrendous and overcrowded journey... the second train was standing room only and some charmer kept silently breaking wind in the middle of the crowd.

But when Marilyn picked me up from the station she handed me a bottle of champagne and told me that Pete Crowther had called to say that OUT OF HIS MIND had won the 'best collection' award.

Which is how you can be worn down, messed around, trapped in a tin can with some stranger dropping his guts at regular intervals, and still have a fantastic day!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 06:49 pm:   

that's fantastic Steve. I've heard Paul Meloy won for the story "Black Static" but that's it. I wonder when the whole shebang will be posted.
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 01:58 am:   

I'd be interested to see the rest of the list too, not least to ensure that this whole thing has some external reaility and isn't all down to those little voices in my head again.

I've checked out the BFS site but there's nothing there, and the only recent posting on the messageboard is spam for an adult dating service!

We'll probably get to see something when the hangovers clear.
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Jetse
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 03:58 am:   

Big congrats, Stephen, and it was a great pleasure to meet you at the Con. I also left before the award ceremony as the last flight back on Sunday was at 17.00 hrs.

As for the winners:

Here they are...

BEST NOVEL,
Stephen King, THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER

BEST NOVELLA
Christopher Fowler, BREATHE

BEST SHORT STORY
Paul Meloy, "Black Static"

BEST ANTHOLOGY
Andrew Hook, THE ALSISO PROJECT

BEST COLLECTION
Stephen Gallagher, OUT OF HIS MIND

BEST ARTIST
Les Edwards

BEST SMALL PRESS
Elastic Press

KARL EDWARD WAGNER AWARD (SPECIAL AWARD)
Nigel Kneale
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 07:40 am:   

Thanks Jetse.
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 08:54 am:   

Thanks for posting that, Jetse, and it was great to meet you this weekend.
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Mark PL
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 10:21 am:   

Congrats, Mr G.
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 03:33 am:   

Too kind.

After a flood of requests (if you can have a flood of two) I've posted the acceptance speech (as delivered by Pete Crowther) on my website.

If you're there, note that there's still over a week to go before the draw for the 'win a Telos VALLEY OF LIGHTS" competition.
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Martin Roberts
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 11:28 am:   

Good to see you again at Fcon, Steve and thanks for supporting the short film showcase.

I told you I had a feeling that you would win.

Take Care,
Martin
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 03:24 pm:   

You did -- but I didn't dare let myself share it!

I'm sorry I couldn't make the full early-evening film show but the midnight reprise of short subjects was cool. The piece with the jazz combo and the girl in the rubber dress (if this makes no sense, you had to be there) struck me as an unshowy but very impressive editing job.

The irreverent short I recalled from another festival was called TIMMY'S WISH. It's now online at
http://www.atomfilms.com/landing/landingIndex.jsp?id=timmys_wish&mature=accept
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:12 am:   

I ought to add, it'll offend religious sensibilities.
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Paul Meloy
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 05:19 am:   

Congratulations, Steve. You would have enjoyed your speech! I know I did.
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Jetse
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 01:59 pm:   

BTW: How was your *own* speech, Paul?
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Paul
Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2005 - 02:43 pm:   

Pretty inaudible, I think, Jetze. Great to see you at the Con, mate. See you in November with a bit of luck!

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