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The Double Gammas are the awards for excellence in Australian Doctor Who fandom.


History Edit

The Double Gammas are part of the many fan activities relating to Doctor Who in Australia and were first awarded in 1984,[1] and were administered by the Supreme Council of Time Lords (who were formed to help bind together the regional clubs and to award the Double Gammas) until the last award was presented by them in 2000. After that, by arrangement they have now been taken over by current fan clubs, and are judged through contribution by each interested party.[2] The first of the revived awards was announced June 21, 2008. The 2009 nomination period was extended by an extra month to cope with late interest. [3]

CategoriesEdit

Suggested categories include Best Fanzine, Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction, Best Fan Writer, Best Fan Art, Best Editor, Best Doctor, Best Assistant, Best Villain, Best Australian Website, Best Doctor Who-related podcast, Best Review/Critique and a Special Award for achievement. The 2009 awards comprised Fanzine, Newsletter, Editor, Writer, Artist, Website, Achievement and a write in category.

List of awardsEdit

1984 WhoDo 84 [4]

Best Fanzine: Time Loop
Best Editor: Paul and Tina Kennedy
Best Writer: Lynne Churchyard
Best Artist: Bill Flowers
Special Achievements: Dallas Jones

1985 LonCon '85 [4]

Best Fanzine: Data Extract
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Paul Kennedy
Best Artist: Stephen McArthur
Special Achievements: Antony Howe

1986 [4]

Best Fanzine: SuperVoc
Best Editor: Tim Richards
Best Writer: Adrian Butcher
Best Artist: Stephen McArthur
Special Achievements: Karen Herkes

1987 WhoCon 4 [4]

Best Fanzine: Data Extract
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Karen Herkes
Best Artist: Stephen McArthur
Special Achievements: Dallas Jones

1988 Console 88 [4]

Best Fanzine: Time Loop
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Karen Herkes
Best Artist: Donna Angus
Special Achievements: Paul Kennedy

1989 Conspire '89 [4]

Best Fanzine: Data Extract
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Kate Orman
Best Artist: Steve Panozzo
Special Achievements: Brian Cotter

1990 Enlightenment '90 [4]

Best Fanzine: Data Extract
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Kate Orman
Best Artist: Jason Towers
Special Achievements: Dallas Jones

1991 Novacon '91 [4]

Best Fanzine: Dark Circus
Best Editor: Kate Orman
Best Writer: Kate Orman
Best Artist: Jason Towers
Special Achievements: Kate Orman

1992 Q Who [4]

Best Fanzine: Mistfall
Best Editor: Dallas Jones
Best Writer: David Carroll
Best Artist: Jason Towers
Special Achievements: Novacon '91 Committee

1993 Whovention 2: Control [4]

Best Fanzine: Sonic Screwdriver
Best Editor: David Carroll
Best Writer: Marco Cappiello
Best Artist: Kerri Valkova
Outstanding Contribution: Tony Cook, Sean Smith

1994 Survival '94 [4]

Best Fanzine: Sonic Screwdriver
Best Editor: Marco Cappiello
Best Writer: Robert Mammone
Best Artist: Polly Morgan
Special Achievements: Kate Orman

1995 Novacon '95 [4]

Best Fanzine: Sonic Screwdriver
Best Editor: Kate Orman
Best Writer: Kate Orman
Best Artist: Jason Towers
Special Achievements: Neil Hogan

1996: Whovention III, Sydney.[5]

Best Fanzine: Strange Matter by Sian O'Neale
Best Editor: David J Richardson (Sonic Screwdriver)
Best Writer: Matthew Rayner
Best Artist: Daniel Heald
Outstanding Individual Contribution: Richard Nolan

1997 Time Storm [4]

Best Fanzine: Sonic Screwdriver
Best Editor: Melanie Fitzsimmons and Sarah J Groenwegen
Best Writer: Daniel Payne
Best Artist: Peter Shaw
Special Achievements: Rod Scott

1998 [4]

Best Fanzine: TimeBrains
Best Editor: Todd Beilby & Dallas Jones
Best Writer: Susannah Tiller
Best Artist: Daniel Heald
Best Website: DWCA
Special Achievements: Damian Shanahan

2008 SFSA AGM [6]

Best Artist: Neal Powell
Best Article: "5 Things", in SFSA 21/22
Best Editor: Andrew Saunders
Best Fanzine: Strange Matter
Best Newsletter: The Wall of Lies
Best Issue: Sonic Screwdriver 163, October 2007

2009 SFSA AGM [7]

Best Artist: Manuel Bouw (for ‘The Stone of Xonios’, Sonic Screwdriver 168)
Best Editor: Tammy Vogel (for SFSA Magazine 23, October 2008)
Best Fanzine: Sonic Screwdriver
Best Newsletter: The Wall of Lies
Best Website: www.dwcv.org.au
Best Writer: Tai Wong for merchandise reviews, Data Extract
Special Achievement: Paul Deuis
Write in: Phillip Edney (for David Banks interview)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ortlieb, Marc (October 29, 1999). "Double Gamma Awards" ([dead link]). The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet (129). http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Bullsheet/Bullsheet129.html. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. "AGM and Double Gamma results". SFSA - The South Australian Dr Who Fan Club Inc.. 21 June 2008. http://sfsa.org.au/news.php?cod=398. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. "Double Gammas nominations close April 30, 2009". SFSA - The South Australian Dr Who Fan Club Inc.. 16 March 2009. http://www.sfsa.org.au/news.php?cod=436. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 "Double Gamma Awards". Whovention 2000 Booklet. 2000. 
  5. Ortlieb, Marc (October 25, 1996). "Double Gamma Awards" ([dead link]). The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet (64). http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Bullsheet/Bullsheet064.html. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  6. 'Doctor Who rates' in The Wall of Lies # 113, (SFSA/SADWFC, 2008)
  7. "Double Gammas awards". SFSA - The South Australian Dr Who Fan Club Inc.. 20 June 2009. http://www.sfsa.org.au/forum.php?forum=1&msg=5662&msgref=5664&topic=474#anch5664. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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