42-aLast weekend’s FantasyCon was just – well, just utterly fantastic. How could it be any other way, culminating with our Adam Nevill winning in the Best Novel (horror) category for The Ritual. This was the final hurrah of a beautifully organized, fun-filled weekend. The winners in every category are below, with a host of photos following, with some heartfelt thanks too to the convention organizers for doing such a fabulous job.  

Best Novel (two categories): August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel The Ritual; Adam Nevill (Pan Macmillan)

Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel: Among Others; Jo Walton (Tor US / Corsair)

Novella: Gorel and the Pot Bellied God; Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) 1835Short Fiction: ‘The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter’; Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors) Anthology: The Weird; editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books) Collection: Everyone’s Just So So Special; Robert Shearman (Big Finish) Screenplay: Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen Magazine/Periodical: Black Static; ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press) Comic/Graphic Novel: Locke and Key; Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing) Looking at the shortlist in this category, we were obviously delighted to see the graphic novels upon which our Walking Dead novels are based: The Walking Dead; by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard The PS Publishing Independent Press Award: Chômu Press; Quentin S Crisp The Artist Award: Daniele Serra The Non-Fiction Award: Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero; Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape) Best Newcomer: Kameron Hurley

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Tor would also like to thank Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane for all the work they put in to make everything go so well. Also, we’d like to thank the army of organisational Red Shirts and to Tim Lebbon for his Master of Ceremonies skills. Also Lee Harris did a great job managing the awards ceremony! Hooray for FantasyCon 2012!