Episode VII Concept Artist Nominated For Chesley Award

The Association of Science Fiction Artists has announced its nominations for the Chesley Awards, which recognize “individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards” and “have long been internationally acclaimed as the most prestigious awards in the field of fantastic arts.”

Included among the nominees is Iain McCaig. He is well known for his work as a concept artist throughout the Prequel Trilogy, including the visuals for Darth Maul and Padmé Amidala, and has returned to work on Episode VII, as well. McCaig also is providing artwork for three new Star Wars children’s books which will retell the Original Trilogy stories. His nominated work in the category of Product Illustrations goes under the sea and beyond the galaxy far far away. “Call of the Muse” was created for Spectrum’s 20th Anniversary Call for Entries.

io9 has all the nominated artwork posted.


Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. It has mermaids, er…mer-aliens in it.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue.

Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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Fangirl

Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.