The Ogle Award
Winners for the 2005 Production Year


The Mark Time Award is given each year to honor the
Year's Best Science Fiction Audio Production on the Planet.
The Ogle Award is for Best Fantasy/Horror Audio Production of the Year.


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MARK TIME AND OGLE AWARDS FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION AUDIO
Awards presented at CONvergence, Friday, July 7, 2006.
Sheraton South Hotel, Bloomington, MN.

The Tenth Annual Mark Time Awards for the Best Audio Science Fiction of the Year were presented at the CONvergence Science Fiction Convention at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington, MN on July 7th, 2006.

The Mark Time Award is named after the character created by the Firesign Theatre in the 1970s. The Ogle Award is named for Charles Ogle, who played the Frankenstein monster in Thomas Editon's 1910 film of the Mary Shelly novel. The Mark Time/Ogle Awards are the only awards given in this country that are solely for audio theater.


The winners of the Mark Time Science Fiction Audio and Ogle Fantasy Audio Awards for the production year 2005.

David Ossman, Richard Fish and Jerry Stearns created the Mark Time Award in conjunction with Minicon, the Minnesota Science Fiction Society's annual convention for 1997. Now they are sponsored by MISFITS, the Minnesota Society For Interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Tom Lopez of ZBS was the first presenter. The Ogle Award for Fantasy & Horror audio productions was added in 1999. Each year a Gold and Silver award are given in each genre. Grand Master Awards have also been presented to Douglas Adams (creator of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), and long time audio producers Tom Lopez, Yuri Rasovsky, and Dirks Maggs.

David Ossman described the genre at the first awards ceremony this way: "The best special effects are the ones inside your head. The best aliens are the ones that only you can see, and you only see them in your own mind. … [Science fiction is] one of the largest genres in the whole world of audio publishing anyway, mostly because people love to listen to it. It's movies in your mind."

You can find more information about the CONvergence convention on-line at http://www.convergence-con.org/.
ConVergence is a project of MISFITS, the Minnesota Society For Interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

 


Judges for the 2005 Mark Time and Ogle Awards were:


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Updated July 12, 2006.