Tee hee. Have very recently found out, I'm on the judging panel for the 2010 BFS Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer award. (For authors first published in 2009.)
How cool is that?! (And what were they thinking? :-P )
We have five fantastic authors to consider (though not much time to do it in, all told. Luckily I'm already very familiar with the works of 4 of the 5,) and the award will be announced at Fantasycon on 17th-19th September. (Think the awards banquet is on the Saturday evening but can't remember seeing anything definite to confirm that...)
The lucky winner gets a delightful awards statue thingy plus £100 from the Sydney J Bounds estate.
And that, my little possums, is all I can tell you about that... :-D
Except... tee hee! :-D