Science Fiction Awards Watch

Chesley Awards

The con newsletter has also come through with the results of this year’s Chesley Awards:

  • Best Cover Illustration – Hardback: Stephan Martiniere (for Pyr’s edition of River of Gods by Ian McDonald)
  • Best Cover – Paperback: Daniel Dos Santos (for Ace’s edition of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs)
  • Best Cover – Magazine: Renee LeCompte (for Fantasy Magazine, Summer 2006)
  • Best Interior Illustrations: Omar Rayyan (for Cricket magazine)
  • Best Unpublished Color: Stephen Hickman (for “Galadriel’s Harp”)
  • Best Unpublished Monochrome: Donato Giancola (for “Red Sonya”)
  • Best 3-D Art: Laura Reynolds (for “Ice Dragon”)
  • Best Gaming Related Illustration: Todd Lockwood (for “Dragons of Faerûn”)
  • Best Product Illustration: Eugenio Caballero & William Stout (for Pan’s Labyrinth)
  • Artistic Achievement: John Jude Palencar
  • Best Art Direction: Irene Gallo (Tor)

The links off the category titles go to images of the winners on external web sites. Go look!

Update: spelling of Stephan Martiniere’s name corrected, with profuse apologies.

10 Responses to “Chesley Awards”

  1. on 03 Sep 2007 at 6:22 pmwin

    * Best Gaming Related Illustration: Todd Lockwood (for “Dragons of Fearum”)

    Fearum?? That would be Faerûn and “Dragons of Faerûn”, wouldn’t? Or am I mistaken?


  2. on 04 Sep 2007 at 6:00 amEditors

    We think you are probably right, win. “Dragons of Fearum” is what appears on the official Chesley ballot, which is where we got it from. We shall make inquiries.

  3. on 04 Sep 2007 at 4:33 pmEditors

    Listing now updated. Thank you again, win.

  4. on 05 Sep 2007 at 2:44 amwin

    I’m glad I could be of help. 🙂

  5. on 08 Sep 2007 at 3:30 pmMikeK

    Any clue if they gave an award for Service to ASFA this year? This has been, IIRC, fairly common practice in the past. I checked the ASFA site but it as yet has no update on this year’s awards.

  6. on 08 Sep 2007 at 4:07 pmEditors

    There was nothing in the con newsletter, Mike, and they made a big deal of the Chesley results. Also various people looked at this post when we were sorting out the Lockwood issue, and no one has told us we have something missing.

  7. on 31 Oct 2007 at 4:05 pmDawid Michalczyk

    Beautiful illustrations. I especially like the Stephan Martiniere’s one.

  8. on 02 Dec 2007 at 12:02 pmMike Willmoth

    No one nominated this year for Service to ASFA accepted a nomination. That was due to board members being nominated.

    Mike Willmoth
    ASFA Vice President and Acting President or

  9. […] Service to ASFA Award from this year’s Chesleys has been solved. According to Mike Wilmoth (in comments here), several people were nominated for the award, but all of them were members of the ASFA Board and […]

  10. on 09 Dec 2008 at 10:52 pmeugenio caballero


    My name is Eugenio caballero and i’m the production designer for pan’s labyrinth. i’ve read about the award in your web page and i want to thank you for the honor of giving me the 2007 chelsea award. I don’t know if you delicer any diploma or document certyfing it. if that is the case i would love to have it.

    Thank you very much.

    Eugenio Caballero.