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Announcing The 2021 Ignyte Awards Shortlist

The FIYAHCON 2021 Committee is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 Ignyte Awards. The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre. To that effect, the committee […]

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FIYAHCON 2020 is a Hugo Finalist!

2021 Best Related Work Hugo Ballot

We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural event, FIYAHCON 2020 has been selected as a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work! We are excited to be alongside friends and colleagues across the ballot for their amazing contributions to spec lit and the community, including a Best Semiprozine nomination for FIYAH Magazine. […]

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Ignyte Finalists on Bookshop.org

FIYAHCON Presents Ignyte Award Finalists on Bookshop.org

You can now find the list of 2020 Ignyte Awards finalists and winners over Bookshop.org! As we’re an affiliate, buying through our list tosses us a few coins, so definitely check it out and be on the lookout for the addition of the 2021 finalists when we announce on April 15th. CLick the image below […]

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Meet the 2021 Guests of Honor!

Guests of Honor Vita Ayala, Njeri, and Malka Older

Speculative fiction exists as an ecosystem that extends to far more than just prose writers. We rely on poets, illustrators, visual storytellers, reviewers, and academics to deepen our understanding of our favorite fictional worlds and the relationships we develop with our favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters. We are thrilled to have representatives from prose, criticism, and […]

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2020 FIYAHCON Retrospective

Originally posted on Director L.D. Lewis’s personal blog FIYAHCON has come and gone for most, but I’m still plugging away, getting videos uploaded to the archives and sending our payments and the remaining Ignyte Award trophies out to finalists. I can’t wait to get my dining room table back. This started out as a mission, […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Tananarive Due

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. A leading voice in black […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: LeVar Burton

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, LeVar Burton is an Actor, Director, Educator & Cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary App, host and Executive Producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow and lifelong children’s literacy advocate. He hosts the engaging LeVar Burton Reads which […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Writing the Other

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates outstanding efforts in service of inclusion and equitable practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Writing the Other is an invaluable SFF community resource that includes a textbook, online website, classes, workshops, retreats, and seminars that teach writers how to write characters very different from them sensitively and convincingly. […]

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