Also announced at Fantasycon last weekend were the results of the annual British Fantasy Society short story competition...
The lucky winner was Patrick Whittaker with his story Dead Astronauts. Patrick receives £50, a year's membership of the BFS (which includes eight magazines and at least one book), and will be published in a forthcoming BFS journal.
Second place went to Elana Gomel with In the Moment, who will receive £25 and will be published in a forthcoming journal.
Third place (alas, with no prize attached), went to Charlotte Bond with The Apocalypse Has Been Good to Us. (A story that is this reader's favourite!)
Alchemy members Jan Coleborn-Edwards, Pat Barber and Jenny Barber were on the reading panel along with Chris Teague (of Pendragon Press) and Ranjina Theaker.
The panel of celebrity judges for the final round of reading consisted of Rhys Hughes, Sarah Pinborough and Chaz Brenchley.
The BFS has announced that next year's competition will be open to entries from 1st January 2010 so stay tuned for more news!