CBS Bay Area Wiki Party!

Hi all CBS members and wannabe members in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Please join us for our first ever CBS Wiki Party this Wednesday, March 2. Info is below. Please RSVP via Facebook, or in comments below. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

— Claire

Wednesday, March 2 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mission Creek Cafe
968 Valencia St (between 21st St & Liberty St)
San Francisco, CA

WHO: All members of the Carl Brandon Society (or folks who are interested in becoming members) who are in the San Francisco Bay Area at the time.

WHAT: Let’s hang out and fill in some of the articles on CBS’s wiki!

1. Bring your laptop! (There IS wifi at Mission Creek!)
2. Bring information (this can be in your head or you can find it on the internet) about a writer of color (or an sf work by a writer of color or an sf work that deals with race and ethnicity) that you can put into a wiki article.
3. Bring your checkbook (you can sign up for or renew your membership here!)
4. Bring your squee (because why meet up with other fans if you don’t?)

1. CBS’s wiki could be a great resource but we need to start filling it in. It’ll be much more fun if we do it together!
2. The Bay Area’s fen of color and allies really need to start getting together on a regular basis.
3. Fogcon will be happening the following weekend, so let’s get revved up for it!
4. Squeeeeeeeeee!!!
5. Do we really need a reason?


Carl Brandon Awards Given at Arisia 2011

From left to right: Cecilia Tan, Vandana Singh, Andrea Hairston, Tananarive Due. Photo by Sitara Chapman.

The Carl Brandon Society awards for 2008 and 2009 were given this past weekend at Arisia 2011:


  • Vandana Singh’s novel Distances won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.
  • Tananarive Due’s short story “Ghost Summer” won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award.


  • Hiromi Goto’s novel Half World won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.
  • Justine Larbalestier’s novel Liar won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award.

The Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award recognizes an outstanding work of speculative fiction by a writer of color. The Carl Brandon Society Kindred Award recognizes an outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race/ethnicity. Each award includes a US$1000 prize. Previous winners include Walter Mosley, Susan Vaught, Andrea Hairston, Nnedi Okorafor, and Minister Faust. A complete list of Parallax and Kindred Award winners’ works is available at

Tananarive Due and Vandana Singh received their awards in person at the ceremony. Andrea Hairston accepted the award for Hiromi Goto and Cecilia Tan accepted the award for Justine Larbalestier.

Nominations for 2010 awards are open through February 28, 2011. Visit the awards page at for more information. You can also donate to support the awards at