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2003. The Second Annual Wooden Rocket Awards.

These awards are given out every year by the awards sponsor, SFcrowsnest.com, and the Organizing Committee of the WRA, to the best online sites operating in the science fiction and fantasy genre, as voted for by the online world's science fiction and fantasy fans.

2003 was the first annual awards and the winners are listed below. At final count on June 5th 2003, 12,647 verified voters had made 63,531 valid nominations for various web sites.

Winners 2003

1 Best Online Magazine
Any online SFF magazine which doesn't have a print version.

Winner
The Alien Online
www.thealienonline.net

Runners-Up
Strange Horizons
www.strangehorizons.com
Infinity Plus
www.infinityplus.co.uk


2 Best Print-to-Web Magazine
Any online SFF magazine which has a print version.

Winner
Locus Online
www.LocusMag.com

Runners-Up
2000AD Online
www.2000adonline.com
Cinefex
www.cinefex.com


3 Best Author Site
Any web presence of an author published in printed novel form.

Winner
Alan Dean Foster
www.alandeanfoster.com

Runners-Up
Guy Gavriel Kay
www.brightweavings.com
Greg Bear
www.gregbear.com


4 Best Artist Site
Any web presence of an individual illustrator or painter whose main focus is SFF.

Winner
Michael Whelan
www.michaelwhelan.com

Runners-Up
Boris Vellejo and Julie Bell
www.borisjulie.com
Les Edwards
www.lesedwards.com


5 Best Gallery Site
Web presence of a gallery showcasing more than one artist's work.

Winner
Elfwood
http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/elfwood.html

Runners-Up
Worlds of Wonder
www.wow-art.com
Desktop Starships
www.desktopstarships.com


6 Best Print Publisher Site
Any web presence supporting a SFF print publisher.

Winner
Baen Books
www.baen.com

Runners-Up
Tom Doherty Associates
www.tor.com
Earthlight
www.earthlight.co.uk


7 Best E-book Publisher Site
Any web presence supporting an e-book publisher.

Winner
Fictionwise
www.fictionwise.com

Runners-Up
Eggplant Literary Productions
www.eggplant-productions.comDouble Dragon Publishing
www.double-dragon-ebooks.com


8 Best E-book Site
Any web presence of an SFF author published only in e-book form.

Winner
Starcruiser Falcon
www.starcruiser-falcon.com

Runners-Up
When Groinkians Attack
www.WhenGroinkiansAttack.com R.S LaFaver
www.rslafaver.com


9 Best Official Movie Site
Any studio-created site with a focus on a single SFF movie or movie series.

Winner
The Lord of the Rings
www.lordoftherings.net

Runners-Up
Star Wars
www.starwars.com
Terminator 3
www.terminator3.com


10 Best Fan Movie Site

Any fan-created site with a focus on a single SFF movie or movie series.

Winner
TheOneRing.net
www.theonering.net

Runners-Up
JediNet
www.jedinet.com
Echo Station
www.echostation.com


11 Best Official TV Site
Any studio-created site with a focus on a single SFF TV series.

Winner
Farscape
www.farscape.com

Runners-Up
Stargate SG.1
www.stargate-sg1.com
Star Trek
www.startrek.com


12 Best Fan TV Site
Any fan-created site with a focus on a single SFF TV series.

Winner
Who Central
www.who-central.co.uk

Runners-Up
Alias TV
www.alias-tv.com
LIS Memories
www.lismemories.com


13 Best Online SFF store
Any store selling SFF books, comics, videos and merchandise.

Winner
RPG Shop
www.rpgshop.com

Runners-Up
Tenth Planet
www.tenthplanet.co.uk
Bud Plant Comic Art
www.budplant.com


14 Best Fan Site Home Page
Any SFF site created and maintained by an individual, focusing on their life and fandom activities.

Winner
Lost Car Park
www.lostcarpark.com

Runners-Up
Spicy Green Iguana
www.spicygreeniguana.comTempleton Gate
www.templetongate.com


15 Best Directory Site
Directories or search engines with a worthy SFF section.

Winner
Scifi Source
www.scifisource.com
Runners-Up
Ralan's Webstravaganza
www.ralan.com
The Linköping Science Fiction & Fantasy Archive
www2.lysator.liu.se/sf_archive/


16 Best Convention/Society Site
Sites that support an annual SFF event or a regional SFF society.

Winner
The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA)
www.asfa-art.org

Runners-Up
Torcon: The 61st World Science Fiction Convention
www.torcon3.on.ca
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
www.sfwa.org


17 Best Foreign Language Site
Any SFF site not presented in the English language.

Winner
BEM
www.bemmag.com

Runners-Up
Science Fiction Bokhandeln
www.sfbok.se
nooSFere
www.noosfere.com

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