The Mark Time Awards (named for a character from Firesign Theater) are presented annually for the best audio science fiction of the year. The Ogle Awards (named for Charles Ogle, who played Frankenstein in Thomas Edison’s 1910 film) are presented annually for the best fantasy/horror productions of the year. This year, they were presented on July 4, 2003, at the ConVergence convention in Bloomington, MN.
The awards are given soley for audio theater. For the whole scoop, click here.
The winners are:
GOLD MARK TIME AWARD:
Anne Manx and the Trouble on Chromius
The Radio Repertory Company of America
Angelo Panetta, Producer. Elmwood Park, NJ.
A fast-moving 2 hour action adventure with Anne Manx, played by Claudia Christian as a future detective.
SILVER MARK TIME AWARD:
Not From Space
The Borgus collective
Jeffrey Bays, Producer. Marshall, MO.
A very subtle invasion from Mars that takes years, wrapped in a production that sounds like modern commercial radio.
Dave Cerf and Faustus Caceres, Producers. San Francisco, CA.
Shirley & Spinoza, Internet Radio.
Things go wrong on the spaceliner, but is it just accidents?
Seem Real Theater
Thomas O’Neill, Producer. Bridgeport, CT.
Has the Dalai Lama been reincarneted on Mars? A polisci-fi religio-comic rumination.
GOLD OGLE AWARDS: (Tie)
Fears for Ears
Positive Living Productions
Aida Memisevic, Producer. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Five superbly produced horror short stories, made in Canada.
Texas Radio Theater Company
Richard Frohlich, Producer. Arlington, TX.
A modern urban fantasy story, performed live.
SILVER OGLE AWARD:
Up On the Rooftops
Jeffrey Adams, Producer. Monmouth, OR.
A very short take on those noises on the roof at Christmas.
Jeffrey Adams Producer. Monmouth, OR.
A short graphic ghost story with a true horror ending.
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