Alrighty, 2016 is off to a very rocky start with my family (it’s not a good week that starts with your teenage daughter attending the funeral of one of her friends), but to be grandiose for a moment, there are still amazing things out there that make being a human being experiencing the universe at this point in history a grand and wonderful thing, and art is very high among them.
So let’s get some Best Fan Artist recommendations in, and share the amazing work that has been created this past year. I’m eager to be entertained, distracted, awed, touched, and inspired and I hope the rest of you are as well.
So post recommendations on your blogs or Facebook, or if you don’t have a place, SP4 has their open threads, and then please submit links to the recommendations with our form. I will also leave this post open for recommendation comments.
I know some artists aren’t always clear on what year their work is from, or sometimes whether it is professional or fan work, but just use your best guess and when in doubt, recommend anyway! Just note you aren’t sure about eligibility and maybe someone else more familiar (or the artists themselves) can clarify.
Lastly, it looks like nominations are opening any day now, and we are still well behind schedule. So I may group a few items up (like novella and novelette perhaps since both are rarer and sometime people are unsure of which category a work belongs), but we will see. I don’t want to shortchange any category, but this first year is working out the kinks and seeing what works and what doesn’t. I can rethink things for next year.
However, next week I will be on point with posting for one of the biggies – Best Novel. So get ready to start recommending those!
Thank you and take care.