Welcome to the Felix Awards 2012!
Thank you all for joining us for the Felix Awards 2012!
Before we get into the awards I wanted to take the time to say a few words and make an announcement.
This is Absolute Chaos’ tenth anniversary and Felix’s fifth! We wouldn’t have made it through five seasons of theses awards if it weren’t for the continued support for Absolute Chaos. All of the writers, readers and fans get credit for keeping the site going for ten years and the awards for the past five.
That leads me to the announcement… after tonight’s awards ceremony the Felix Awards will be going on hiatus.
Activity in the fanfic world has been on the decline and that has seriously affected participation for both the AC forum and the Felix Awards. We used to get hundreds of nominations and votes and a wide variety of stories, authors and genres up for awards. In the past couple of years those numbers have dropped by about 85 per cent. For the amount of time that goes into something like this it’s just a lot of work to continue on for a handful of people – I hope you all understand.
This doesn’t mean Felix will never return! If the interest is there, I will be happy to bring the awards back but right now there just doesn’t seem to be a point in forcing it when there’s aren’t a lot of people into it anymore.
Not trying to get this party off on a low note, so instead let’s focus on everyone who took the time to read stories, submit nominations and submit their votes and most importantly the authors we are about to recognize! Don’t forget to hit up the press room over on the forums and chat about the awards! On with the show…