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The ASFA Community Network is our payment gateway now. In order to join ASFA, go to the ASFA Community Network and choose "Sign Up" in the box on the left. A pop-up will guide you through the process.

The 2013 Chesley Awards will be held at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, San Antonio, Texas, from August 29th to Sept. 2rd on Friday night at 9:00 PM.

We now have a daily newspaper

For several months we have been experimenting with a means of providing relevant industry news and content. Based upon our Twitter feed and folks we follow, we are proud to announce the ASFA Art News, a daily e-newspaper for your edification.

As part of our mission to provide educational resources, the ASFA Art News brings you current trending happenings in the field of science fiction and fantasy publishing as well as topics of interest by editors, writers and artists in the field.

The widget to the right will take you to the paper, but don't forget to subscribe while there! Content is updated daily and delivered straight to your in-box. You do not have to be a member to enjoy this service, though we would love to have you onboard.

Chesley Voting is now closed

This year's voting is now done and the turnout has been better this year, though less than stellar. We would like to thank those that nominated and voted - this is important and we appreciate your participation. It's YOUR membership and this is one of the most cherished awards an artist can receive.

If you believe you are a member in good standing (dues paid) but have not received your packet, please let us know by emailing:

Mitchell Bentley
Email ASFA President

We will do our best to see to it that you are added to our rolls and receive your nominations and voting packets in time.

Streamlining and Automating ASFA

The board held a meeting at the Chicago Worldcon and voted to move towards streamlining and automating our membership process and focus on the ASFA Community Network as a hub of activity and payment gateway.

To that end we had an additional vote and eliminated two of our member categories. This is partially due to the limitations of the platform, but moreover to service our membership more effectively.

  1. We eliminated both the Family & Business categories;
  2. Family and Business memberships are converting to Regular memberships;
  3. New memberships will soon be available ONLY at the ASFA Community Network or in person and via mail;
  4. All online renewals will be handled through the ASFA Community Network payment process;
  5. When the conversion happens, members already signed up at the ASFA Community Network will receive extra time;
  6. Email us to help you if you believe you are paid up but need to get into the ASFA Community Network without paying.

The new system has been implemented. If you have any problems, questions or issues, do not hesitate to email me and I will address them as they arise. This is YOUR membership and YOUR organization - what we do, we do to better serve YOU.

Unfortunately, we will be eliminating our joint membership program with the Illustration Exchange. The new payment method will not allow us to provide a reciprocal funds exchanges with any other organizations.