Brian Attebery wins World Fantasy Award
Dear IAFA Community:
It is with great pride and pleasure that the IAFA announces that our own Brian Attebery has won a World Fantasy Award in the category “Special Award – Non-Professional” for his 16 years at the helm of the JFA! On behalf of all of us, congratulations Brian, and thank you for all you’ve done.
Following are his acceptance comments given in absentia:
I’ve always thought that fans and academics are natural allies, but I never expected to have an academic journal considered for a World Fantasy Award. The nomination was in my name, but the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts is really a collective effort. Credit goes to the IAFA, which sponsors the Journal, to my editorial predecessors, and especially to the team of volunteer workers who have made the Journal into a meeting place for people who are deeply curious about the fantastic in all its forms—what John Clute calls Fantastika. That includes not only the people on the masthead—Associate Editors, Managing Editor Chrissie Mains, and my various Editorial Assistants over the years, but every contributor, everyone who has heard an interesting paper at a conference and suggested to its author that JFA might be a place to publish it, everyone who has served as a peer reviewer, and everyone whose advice I have sought over the last sixteen years. My thanks on their behalf for this recognition from another group who shares our passion.