The Prometheus Award this year went to Causes of Separation by Travis Corcoran, while the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award was won by “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The awards were presented at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-19 2019, by two members of the Libertarian Futurist Society, Fred Moulton and John Christmas.
If you didn’t make it to the Worldcon, you can watch our (three) videos to witness the event.
In the videos below, Fred is the gentleman on the left, while John is on the right. I had to use headphones to hear the audio clearly; your mileage may vary.
— Tom Jackson
The beginning of the ceremony.
Reading of Travis Corcoran’s acceptance speech.
Award presentation for Vonnegut’s short story.
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2 thoughts on “Videos: The 2019 Prometheus Award ceremony at the Worldcon in Dublin”
I am curious as to whether Fred Moulton went to UCSB. If so, this is Dr. Fred Young congratulating him on an illustrious career in libertarian activism.
Thanks for your kind words of congratulations. Good to hear from you.