The nomination list is now out and voting is live on the voting page from April 24- May 14.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
Dan dos Santos Fables: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham Vertigo, September 2016
Todd Lockwood Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood DAW, May 2016
Tran Nguyen Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press, October 2016
Cliff Nielsen Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare McElderry Books, March 2016
David Palumbo Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson Tor, November 2016
John Picacio In the House of the Worm by George R.R. Martin Baltimore Science Fiction Society, May 2016
Tommy Arnold A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Tor.com Publishing, October 2016
Julie Dillon Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy's Edge by Assorted Authors Astral books Amazon Digital Services, August 2016
Sarah Anne Langton Central Station by Lavie Tidhar Tachyon Publications, May 2016
Gene Mollica Breath of Earth by Beth Cato Harper Voyager, August 2016
Victo Ngai Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal Tor, March 2016
Galen Dara Uncanny Issue 10, May/June 2016
Elizabeth Leggett LIGHTSPEED #69, February 2016
David Palumbo Swallowed Whole, Aliens - Life and Death #1 Dark Horse, September 2016
Paolo Rivera Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953 Dark Horse, February 2016
Jeremy Wilson Chimera Brigade #1 By Serge Lehman and Fabrice Colin Titan Comics, October 2016
Rovina Cai "Tom, Thom" by K.M. Ferebee Tor.com, February 2016
Kari Christensen Gethsemoni, Court of the Dead: Chronicle of the Underworld by Tom Gilliland Sideshow Collectibles 2016
Tran Nguyen Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press 2016
Greg Ruth "Freedom is Space for the Spirit" by Glen Hirshberg Tor.com, April 2016
Ivica Stevanovic The Bestiary edited by Ann Vandermeer Centipede Press, March 2016
Mauricio Calle Encounter at Stygeon Prime- Star Wars: The Card Game Fantasy Flight Games 2016
Cliff Childs Long-Finned Skywhale Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016
Ryan Pancoast Inventor's Apprentice Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016
Matthew Stewart Mastertrinketeer Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016
Ryan Yee Die Young Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016
Donato Giancola Portal Promotional art for Illuxcon
Clark Huggins Advertisement for RECKLESS DECK Imagine FX, February 2016
John Picacio La Corona (The Crown) Loteria Lone Boy
Cynthia Sheppard 2017 Llewellyn's Astrological Calendar
Greg Spalenka banner art to promote Roxana Illuminated Perfume 2016
John Harris The Ark, Oil
Vanessa Lemen Holding On and Letting Go, Oil on canvas
Miranda Meeks December, Digital
Shreya Shetty The Dragon Charmer, Digital
Michael Whelan In a World of Her Own, Acrylic
Marcela Bolivar White Crown, Photoshop
Jana Heidersdorf Darkness Acrylics, pencil and digital
Travis Lewis Soul Engine, Graphite
Ruth Sanderson Luna, Scratchboard
Allen Williams The Fall of Night, Pencil
Akihito Ikeda Nephila, Mixed media
Thomas Kuebler Medusa, Mixed media
Forest Rogers La Belle Crustace, premier air-dry clay & washi paper
Virginie Ropars The Evil Eye, Mixed media
Lee Shamel "The Scepter of the Crystal Flame", Mixed media
Neil Clarke Clarkesworld Magazine
Irene Gallo Tor/tor.com
Sheila Gilbert & Betsy Wollheim DAW Books
Lauren Panepinto Orbit Books
Cynthia Sheppard Wizards of the Coast
The Chesleys will be given out next year at NorthAmeriCon 17 in San Juan Puerto Rico July 6-9. Come and join us in honoring the amazing work done in 2016.
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ASFA also gives out the Chesley Awards, which were established in 1985 as ASFA's peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards (or other literary & art awards), during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were renamed a year after their conception to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986. The awards are usually presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention and sometimes at the North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon is held outside of North America.
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