Statement on June 2013 donation drive
The Carl Brandon Society steering committee has posted a statement regarding the spontaneous donation drive of June 13 and 14, 2013 that raised over $16,000 for the Carl Brandon Society, the Butler Memorial Scholarship, and Con or Bust.
Carl Brandon Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Carl Brandon Award: Karen Lord won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for an outstanding work of speculative fiction by a writer of color. Nnedi Okorafor won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award for an oustanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race and ethnicity. The awards were presented at Worldcon.
We will announce the 2011 award winners in November. The awards ceremony will take place at Arisia 2014 in Janary 2015.
The mission of the Carl Brandon Society is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.
We envision a world in which speculative fiction, about complex and diverse cultures from writers of all backgrounds, is used to understand the present and model possible futures; and where people of color are full citizens in the community of imagination and progress.