The ceremony will begin tomorrow Sunday 08 May 2016 and last for a week. We will be announcing the winners for several categories every day, and letting 24 hours between announcements for people to congratulate them. The ceremony will be hosted by last year’s winning characters, with a few special appearances by surprise guests. Announcement schedule Sunday 08 May: Genre categories for Before and Saga (this post) Monday 09 May: Genre categories for Beyond and Sequel Trilogy (this post) Tuesday 10 May: Style categories for Saga and Beyond (this post) Wednesday 11 May: Character categories for all eras (this post) Thursday 12 May: Relationship categories for all eras (this post) Friday 13 May: Reviewer category for all eras, Random Award and Nominations & Voting Champions (this post) Saturday 14 May: Author categories (this post) BUT BEFORE WE GET THERE, THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WE WANT TO THANK AND CONGRATULATE. First of all, congratulations to all the nominees! We had a total of 213 nominated fics across all eras this year, of which 136 went to the voting round, and it was an amazing selection both in terms of quality and of diversity. Looking at the numbers of ties and very close calls in the vote, it seems that voters agreed with this assessment and found it difficult to make a choice! Next, a very big thanks to all nominators and voters! We had a total of 18 nominators and 23 voters across all eras this year. We will post detailed statistics about participation in the Post-Awards Survey thread. We would also like to thank those who volunteered to provide prizes for the winners. For a moment it looked like we might not have enough prizes for this year, but people really stepped up and everyone will get at least one prize in addition to their Golden Yoda badge and printable certificate. So a very big thanks to (in alphabetical order): Annia Piet, Chyntuck, Ewok Poet, Findswoman, Goodwood, JadeLotus, Lady_Misty, Raissa Baiard, Sith-I-5, the mods, Thumper09 and WarmNyota_SweetAyesha. We will begin contacting winners for prizes after the ceremony is over and all winners have been announced. You can see details of the prize distribution process here; if we find that there is a need to make any adjustments due to the large number of winners, we will announce it after the ceremony is over (and, most importantly, after we've done the math!) Lastly, the JCF Fan Fiction Boards would like to thank the following sponsors for their support, without which these awards would not have been possible: Goochy & OffspringMaz KanataPets ‘N’ PiecesPyf and Huph’s EXTREME Allergy ReliefRen’s DenSafe Travels Astronavigation and Star ChartsStarkiller TuxedosThe Dark Side SteakhouseThe Tatooine Tourism Bureau We would also like to indicate that, despite their generous offer, we had to reject the sponsorship of Uncle Sheev’s Hutt Smut Emporium, whose sector of activity is not compatible with the Terms of Service of these boards.