At the 52nd National Science Fiction Convention, Conflux 9, held in Canberra, Ticonderoga founder Russell B. Farr was the recipient of one of the highest honours in Australian Science Fiction, the A. Bertram Chandler Award for "Outstanding achievement in Australian Science Fiction".
The A. Bertram Chandler Award was first presented in 1992 to Van Ikin, and Russell is the 17th recipient of this award.
Ticonderoga exists and continues to thrive due to the incredible support we continue to receive from family, friends, and the Australian SF community. Each of our books contain a page thanking many of the individuals and groups who have contributed to this success, and in this case, this unbelievable recognition. We'd like to take this opportunity to reproduce our most recent list,
Elizabeth Grzyb, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kim Wilkins, Kate Forsyth, Jonathan Strahan, Peter McNamara, Ellen Datlow, Grant Stone, Jeremy G. Byrne, Garth Nix, David Cake, Simon Oxwell, Grant Watson, Sue Manning, Steven Utley, Bill Congreve, Jack Dann, Jenny Blackford, Simon Brown, Stephen Dedman, Sara Douglass, Felicity Dowker, Terry Dowling, Jason Fischer, Lisa L. Hannett, Pete Kempshall, Ian McHugh, Angela Rega, Angela Slatter, Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren, the Mt Lawley Mafia, the Nedlands Yakuza, Amanda Pillar, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Angela Challis, Talie Helene, Donna Maree Hanson, Kate Williams, Andrew Williams, Kathryn Linge, Al Chan, Alisa and Tehani, Mel & Phil, Hayley Lane, Georgina Walpole, everyone we’ve missed . . .
. . . and you.
Russell would also like to thank the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for all of their work in continuing to support science fiction in Australia and for their support and administration of the A Bertram Chandler Award.