Science Fiction Awards Watch

Campbell Pin Photo

Here it is in all of its glory. Design by Spring Schoenhuth, photo by Dave Gallaher. Thanks to Jay Lake for sending us the photo and for coming up with the idea in the first place.

The John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer Nominee Pin

Update: Photo corrected as per Spring’s comments below.

15 Responses to “Campbell Pin Photo”

  1. on 12 Aug 2008 at 6:35 pmMichael A. Burstein

    Way, way cool.

    Jay, do you have my address? 🙂

  2. on 12 Aug 2008 at 6:43 pmMichael A. Burstein

    Spring, are those pen nibs from real pens, or made special for the pin?

  3. on 12 Aug 2008 at 6:55 pmEd Dravecky

    That is the coolest Wikipedia Barnstar I’ve ever seen.

  4. on 12 Aug 2008 at 8:44 pmSpring

    Ummm, that is the prototype: Here is the real pin:

  5. on 12 Aug 2008 at 8:47 pmSpring

    That is the prototype. I used real pen nibs for that one, and it is gigantic compared to the real pin, which is about the diameter of a nickel.

  6. on 12 Aug 2008 at 8:58 pmCheryl

    Eek, sorry. I posted what Jay sent me. It is fixed now.

  7. on 13 Aug 2008 at 5:14 amMichael A. Burstein


    The real one looks even better than the prototype.

    So, who’s sending out the pins? And do I get two of them, having been nominated twice? Inquiring minds want to know.

    (I’m about to take a new author photo, and was planning to wear Hugo and Nebula pins for it; I’d love to add the Campbell pins if I get them in time.)

  8. on 13 Aug 2008 at 6:33 amJay Lake

    Michael —

    I’ve got them and I’ll send you one. Eventually you get two, but I don’t have the whole run yet, and so I’m holding out on ‘seconds’ til everyone I can find gets their first.


  9. on 13 Aug 2008 at 6:38 amMichael A. Burstein

    Jay, that’s perfectly understandable.

    Again, I want to say thank you and what a great idea this was. Back in 1998, I was on the SFWA BoD when we decided to create the Nebula pins, and I’m surprised it never occurred to me (or anyone else) that the Campbell ought to have its own pin.

    Hope you’re doing well.

    What about David Feintuch’s pin? Any idea where that one will go? (I suspect that his loved ones will appreciate receiving it, as it’ll show them that he’s still remembered.)

  10. on 13 Aug 2008 at 8:14 amJay Lake

    Michael —

    I’m going to work with deceased writers on a case-by-case basis. My preference is for heirs/family, and if none are available or interested, their local fan group or conrunner group.


  11. on 13 Aug 2008 at 1:12 pmMarti McKenna

    Wow, Spring. Nice work!

  12. on 13 Aug 2008 at 1:22 pmCheryl

    I note idly that Spring placed 6th in the Best Fan Writer nominations and would have been on the ballot had she got 5 more votes. I shall be reminding you all about this in January.

  13. on 13 Aug 2008 at 2:22 pmPurpleRanger

    Really cool looking pin. Of course, if Bob Eggleton had said this, he would have found a way to make “cool” at least a three-syllable word.

  14. on 14 Aug 2008 at 9:01 pmSpring

    Hey Marti!
    So when you’re not busy rockin’ out with your band, you lurk here? (Hee!)

  15. on 14 Aug 2008 at 9:10 pmSpring

    Thanks for all the coverage on this. Thanks to Jay as well, what a guy!
    I’m pretty shocked that I placed sixth in nominations up against such phenomenal talent! Shocked, I tell you! I guess that means I have to update that rather ancient website of mine…