Guests of Honour

Eastercon 2019 Information

Thank you all for coming to Ytterbium, #Eastercon70.

We have so many people to thank, that we have done it on a separate page.

Programme remains visible at Grenadine. You can access Grenadine either directly through the link or by going to your app store, downloading Grenadine, and searching for Ytterbium.


Congratulations to Jamie Scott, winner of the 2019 Doc Weir.


Convention prizes given included:

3 minute presentations

The Christopher Pike Medal of Honour, Jonathan Thornton, “Benjamin Sisko: Why he is the Starfleet Captain we Need Now”

The Brexit Bonus Award, Ginger Thomason, “The Problem with Lembas Bread”

The Elon Musk Award, Clark Seanor, “Damage Control and Dating Simulators”.

The “This is not nepotism” Award, “How to correctly wind a cable”, Keith (from Tech):

Honorable Mention of Terrible Taste, “Give Revolution #9 Another Chance” Tony Keen


And Hall Costumes


Children Adults
1st Melissa 1st Lady Elizabeth
2nd Tomás 2nd – joint Kylie and Crazy Dave
3rd Genevieve 3rd Mandy

The BSFA presents its awards at Eastercon each year. The BSFA Awards are nominated by members of the BSFA and voted on by BSFA and Eastercon members. Follow @BSFA

Best Novel: Gareth L Powell for Embers of War (Titan Books)

Best Shorter Fiction: Ian McDonald for Time Was (

Best Non-Fiction: Aliette de Bodard for On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow characters and the illusion of impossible adventures (Intellectus Speculativus blog)

Best Artwork: Likhain for In the Vanishers’ Palace: Dragon I and II (Inprnt)