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2005. The Third 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.

2005 was the 3rd annual awards and the winners are listed below. At final count on December 30th 2005, 11,538 verified voters made 61,462 valid nominations for various web sites.

Winners 2005

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

Winner

Sci-Fiction
http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/

Runners-Up

Science Fiction and Fantasy World
www.sffworld.com

SciFi 247
www.scifi-247.com

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

Winner

Locus Online
www.LocusMag.com

Runners-Up

Asimovs
www.asimovs.com

SFX
www.sfx.co.uk

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

Winner

The Manifold (Stephen Baxter)
www.themanifold.co.uk

Runners-Up

Runagate Rampant
http://runagate-rampant.netfirms.com/

Robin Hobb
http://www.robinhobb.com

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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

Anne Sudworth
www.annesudworth.co.uk

Brom
www.bromart.com

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

Winner

asfa
www.asfa-art.org

Runners-Up

Worlds of Wonder
www.wow-art.com

Elfwood
http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/elfwood.pike

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

Winner

The Black Library
www.blacklibrary.com

Runners-Up

DAW Books
www.dawbooks.com

Voyager
www.voyager-books.co.uk

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

Winner

Blackmask Online
www.blackmask.com

Runners-Up

Electric Story
www.electricstory.com

Baen Webscriptions
www.webscription.net

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

Winner

FB Hamilton
www.slicerdragon.com

Runners-Up

Jordanna Morgan
http://www.jordanna.net/icestorm/

Thomas Nevin Huber
www.star-spawn.net

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

Winner

Serenity
www.serenitymovie.com

Runners-Up

Harry Potter
www.harrypotter.com

King Kong
www.kingkongmovie.com

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10 Best Fan Movie Site.
Any fan-created site with a focus on a single SFF movie or movie series.

Winner

Kong is King
www.kongisking.net

Runners-Up

Narnia Web
www.narniaweb.com

Batman on Film
www.batman-on-film.com

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

Winner

Doctor Who
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/index.shtml


Runners-Up

Battlestar Galactica
http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/

Stargate SG.1
www.stargate-sg1.com

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

Winner

Krypton Site
www.kryptonsite.com

Runners-Up

Alias TV
www.alias-tv.com

Doctor Who Cuttings Archive
www.cuttingsarchive.org.uk

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

Winner

Forbidden Planet
www.forbiddenplanet.com

Runners-Up
Mysterious Galaxy
www.mystgalaxy.com

Slow Glass Books
www.slowglass.com.au


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14 Best Directory Site.
Directories, online databases or search engines with a worthy SFF section.

Winner

Internet Speculative Fiction Database
www.isfdb.org

Runners-Up

Scifi Matter
www.scifimatter.com

SFWA Links
http://www.sfwa.org/links/


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15 Best Convention/Organisation/Society Site.

Sites that support an annual SFF event, SF organisations or regional SFF societies.

Winner

SF Hub
www.sfhub.ac.uk

Runners-Up

The Speculative Literature Foundation
www.speculativeliterature.org

World Science Fiction Society
www.worldcon.org


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

Winner

Galaxies
www.galaxies-sf.com

Runners-Up

Fantascienza.com
www.fantascienza.com

SF Fan.DE
www.sf-fan.de

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17 Best Blog
.
Any SFF blog presented in the English language.

Winner

Boing Boing
www.boingboing.net

Runners-Up

The Early Days of a Better Nation
http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com/

Making Light
http://www.nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/

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18 Best Rich Content
.
Best web site with rich content material online - podcasts, animations, video etc.

Winner

TSFPN
www.tsfpn.com

Runners-Up

SF Site Podcasts
http://www.sfsite.com/podcast01.htm

Hour 25
www.hour25online.com

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