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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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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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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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Ignyte Interview Series: Nisi Shawl

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Nisi Shawl is a journalist and writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Alongside Cynthia Ward, they are the co-author of WRITING THE OTHER: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Their short stories have […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Strange Horizons

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates outstanding efforts in service of inclusion and equitable practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine of and about speculative fiction. It publishes fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, and art. We are honored to count Strange Horizons among our finalists and have […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Keidra Chaney

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Keidra Chaney is a writer and communicator with a career track record in communications and media for non-profit and advocacy organizations. She has a personal interest and passion for issues including feminism, disability rights, mental […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Beth Phelan

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates the Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Beth Phelan has served the community as a literary agent and founder of #DVpit. #DVpit is a Twitter event created to showcase manuscript pitches from marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Diana M. Pho

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates the Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated developmental editor, writer and the creater of the #Edits4BlackSFF Project and essential member of the speculative community. We are delighted to have her as a finalist […]

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