The 2008 James Tiptree, Jr. Award was given to Patrick Ness and Nisi Shawl at WisCon 33, May 25, 2009, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Art Prizes

Art Prize
Nisi Shawl Duck sculpture by Briony Jean Foy
Art Prize
Patrick Ness Sculpture of characters from The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Jane Washburn:

Song

Filter House For Nisi Shawl, to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club theme song
Join with us to celebrate
The book for you and me
F-I-L-T-E-R H-O-U-S-E

What’s a Filter House, you ask —
Well, that’s a mystery.
F-I-L-T-E-R H-O-U-S-E

Filter House
(Nisi Shawl)
Filter House
(Nisi Shawl)

It’s time to cheer and eat a lot of
Pie! Pie! Pie! Pie!

Take a look and read the book
That won this year’s Tiptree.
F-I-L-T-E-R H-O-U-S-E

Now it’s time to say good-bye
To all our company.

F-I-L (L, it’s a good book)
T-E-R (Arrr, as the pirates say)
H-O-U-S-E

Ceremony Images