View Full Version : SyFy Genre Awards Change In 2006

December 1st, 2005, 01:21 AM

Those changes will include:

* Voting for the awards will be moved from April 25 to May 25, as it has been in previous years, to June 25 through July 25 beginning in 2006.

* With the change in voting schedule, eligibility time periods will be moved from March 1 to Feb. 28 in previous years, to June 1 to May 31 beginning in 2007. Because Genre Awards officials don't want to leave any nominees behind, 2006 will actually have a one-time expansion of eligibility from March 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006, to accommodate the schedule change.

* The categories of Best Novel and Best Comic Book, which were introduced for the 2005 awards, have been discontinued.

* The category of Best Web Site will be added for 2006, which will be open to all science-fiction, comic book, horror and fantasy sites that currently operate on the Web. SyFy Portal is NOT eligible for this distinction.

* The SyFy Genre Awards Nominating Committee, which in the past only included people who live in North America, will be expanded globally. The nominating committee will still remain capped at 25, however.