2015 Derringer Presentation
Derringer winners at a Bouchercon presentation since 2009. Former Vice President Jim Doherty constructed and presented Derringer award plaques through 2012. This year, group-designed and -funded medals make up for missing plaques 2009–14 and become our new Derringer awards.
Member and three-time previous Derringer winner Art Taylor will present the 2015 Derringers during opening ceremonies (Thursday, October 8, 7:00–9:00 P.M.).
On hand to accept will be Best Flash Story winner Joseph D'Agnese; Best Long Story winner Hilary Davidson; Long Island Sisters in Crime President Kathleen A. Ryan on behalf of Best Short Story winner Cathi Stoler; and Ellery Queen's editor Janet Hutchings on behalf of Best Novelette winner Doug Allyn and lifetime achievement award recipient James Powell.
As usual, feel free to share photos or video of the presentation with SMFS blog admin Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM) for posting here.
The Short Mystery Fiction Society has awarded the Derringers annually since 1998 to outstanding published stories and people who've greatly advanced or supported the genre.
If you are involved in planning a Bouchercon, particularly 2016 in New Orleans, feel free to contact our officers and help ensure the Derringer presentation is included.
Also at Bouchercon 2015
- Art Taylor edited the Bouchercon 2015 short fiction anthology, Murder Under the Oaks, which includes several SMFS members' stories and benefits the Wake County Public Libraries.
- Announced May 5, the Anthony Award nominees include SMFS members Craig Faustus Buck, Kate Flora, Barb Goffman, Paul D. Marks, Karen Pullen, Lori Rader-Day, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Art Taylor.
Anthony nominees have received the most mentions in a poll of full-time Bouchercon registrants and those who registered for last year's event. Bouchercon 2015 attendees vote on the nominees throughout the con, and the winners are announced on the last day.
- Announced June 9, the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award finalists include SMFS member Richard Helms for Best P.I. Short Story and member B.V. Lawson for Best Indie P.I. Novel. The Shamus Awards banquet takes place around Bouchercon, Friday, October 9, 6:30 P.M., location to be announced.
- Announced June 18, all five Macavity Award nominees for Best Short Story are SMFS members: Craig Faustus Buck, Barb Goffman, Paul D. Marks, Travis Richardson, and Art Taylor. In addition, member Lori Rader-Day is up for Best First Novel and member Hank Phillippi Ryan for Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction.
The Macavitys are voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, Mystery Readers Journal subscribers, and friends and supporters of MRI. MRI director and Mystery Readers Journal editor Janet Rudolph will present the Macavitys during the opening ceremonies.
Comment on this post or email blog admin Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM) to add your name to the list of attendees:
Paula Gail Benson, Joseph D'Agnese, Hilary Davidson, Pam DeVoe, Catherine Dilts, Eve Fisher, John M. Floyd, Susan Furlong, Barb Goffman, Debra H. Goldstein, James M. Jackson, Su Kopil, Robert Lopresti, Robert Mangeot, Paul D. Marks, Terrie Farley Moran, Alan Orloff, Gigi Pandian, Karen Pullen, Travis Richardson, Kathleen A. Ryan, Karen E. Salyer, Judy Penz Sheluk, B.K. Stevens, Mary Stojak, Rebecca Swope, Art Taylor, Mark Troy.