Quantum Leap Fandom Awards

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Name: Quantum Leap Fandom Awards
Date(s): 2004-
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Fandom: Quantum Leap
URL: http://bquantumleapfandomawards.runboard.com/
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The Quantum Leap Fandom Awards were created by Mike Kraken.

Intro

Well, folks, I'm not sure if anyone has participated in anything like this before, but here we go! The First Annual Quantum Leap Fandom Awards is now accepting nominations. Basically, this is an open vote for anybody interested in seeing the best of Quantum Leap being recognised. The process works like this: everybody can give one nomination per category by a public nomination process. You simply post your nomination on the message board (address below) and when nominations close on February 12, our Awards Committee will filter the results and prepare for voting.

Please visit http://com2.runboard.com/bquantumleapfandomawards for more details.

... Mike. ^_^ Chair of the Quantum Leap Fandom Awards Committee

P.S. Thank goodness for Google Groups! Now I don't need a newsreader and have to constantly figure out what my new NNTP server is every four months... [1]

About

Q: What are the Quantum Leap Fandom Awards?

A: The Quantum Leap Fandom Awards is an annual awards showcase by the fans, for the fans. All fans have equal ability to nominate the item that they think are the best in any category.

Q: How do I nominate a Web site, story, or other item?

A: That's easy! Just go to the Nominations section on this board and post your suggestion under the approriate category. For example, if you want to suggest "Gooshie's Web Site" for the Best Overall Web Site award, write a message under the "Best Overall Web Site" thread. You can even give a brief description if you wish.

Q: What kind of "items" are you talking about?

A: "Quantum Leap" fandom is majorly located on the Internet, spread over many countries. Since anybody with Internet access can view the nominees, nominated items are restricted to be online. Therefore, "items" are defined to be a fan Web site (or major sub-section of a Web site), a virtual series's Web site, a piece of artwork, a specific story (short or long), a music video, and so on. Just check out the Nomination section to see the various categories.

Q: How do nominees for the awards get chosen?

A: After the nomination period is finished, the awards committee will choose a selection of the nominees to be put up for voting. At that point, voting is open to anybody to choose, at maximum, one nominee for each category. Whichever gets the most votes from the fans will win the award.

Q: What will the winner of the award receive?

A: The satisfaction that the "Quantum Leap" community thinks that you are number one! You also will be able to post an image (if applicable) alongside the winning item to boast about your win. [2]

2004 Results

Fan Fiction

  • Best Dramatic Story: "The Little Things" - When Sam leaps into an autistic eight-year old, Al has a hard time when there seems to be a lot of magnafluxing with the leapee. Shawn P. Deal, the story's author, should be proud of himself for dealing with this affliction with such a touching story.
  • Best Historical Story: "Along a Shining Path" - Shawn P. Deal's first of two stories in 2004, both of which aired on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons (episode 1022), deals with Sam leaping into Peru and having to prevent various murders by foreign militants trying to oust the Spanish "invaders". It portrays an important historical point about Sout America.
  • Best Overall Story: "Lifetime" trilogy (acclaimated) - With no contenders for this category, Damon C. Sugameli's "Lifetime" trilogy, which also aired on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons (episodes 1032, 1101, and 1102), was awarded for its complete excellence. Sam travels to the past, the present, and even the future in these three episodes, bringing together many aspects of our hero's time-travelling activities.
  • All-time Favourite Story: "The Final Solution" and "ETC" (co-winners) - Sue Johnson's "The Final Solution" aired as episodes 1001 and 1002 on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seaons. Sam leaps into the end of World War II as a prisoner at a concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland. One can be inevitably brought to tears many times during the story as it progresses.
  • "ETC", a 20-part story by Christina L. Bartruff, has the tagline "In 1960, Lt. Elizabeth Townsend was stationed at Pensacola NAS, Florida. Little did she know she would meet the man who would change her life forever......"
  • Best Virtual Series: Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons - Starting out in 1999 with a "virtual sixth season" having 18 episodes, Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons has grown by leaps (pun intended!) and bounds to have five more seasons at 32 episode each, greatly expanding on the universe established by Donald P. Bellisario's original television series. It has 28 talented authors as varied as the series itself, all of whom have aided in the growth of this virtual series. A.J. Burfield and M.J. Cogburn, the co-founders, have given the Quantum Leap community the perfect opportunity to feel as though the series has continued.
  • Best Role-Playing Game: Future's Past RPG - As with most of the other "Quantum Leap" RPGs on the Internet, this game started off after Sam's next leap after Al's Place. Things are going wrong at the Project and Sam is having a tough time on his leap. Though the players come and go, the story has been going for over two years and continues to press on.
  • All-time Favourite Role-Playing Game: Quantum Leap RPG - This RPG, which started out at the end of 1999 on ONElist, is self-declared as the original "Quantum Leap" RPG on the Internet. Sam has returned home, only to have on of Al's daughters leap in order to prevent a catastrophic event at the Project. Eventually, she falls into the hands of Lothos, which launched an entirely-new scene for the RPG. Although dwindling in numbers in the past year, the story still goes on, slowly but surely, and is a favourite to many.

Website

  • Most Informative: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site - With everything from an episode guide to the latest on the DVD releases, Al's Place contains almost anything you could ever need to know about "Quantum Leap". If you can't find it on the site, then certainly it is somewhere in the Leaping Links section. It is definitely the resource for many a Leaper.
  • Most Innovative: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site - With programs such as TEA (The Episode Adoption) for building the episode guide, as well as a handy, user-friendly navigation system, Al's Place wins for innovation. The ease of use and encouragement for fan interaction is probably why this site won the award.
  • Most Improved: Project Quantum Leap - Though the name is not original, this Web site was the best to have an improved look in 2004. The simple navigation and interesting content make it a great site in general.
  • Best Overall: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site - After taking the two awards for being informative and innovative, it is hardly a surprise that Al's Place was voted the best overall "Quantum Leap" Web site of 2004. As was mentioned, the navigation is easy to use, and with so much information, it is amazing to be able to find things so easily. The search function comes in handy as well. Beyond that, the site is translated into other languages besides English (with ambitions for more), and is continuously updated. Brian Greene, the Web site's author, has all reason to be proud of his creation.
  • Best Scott Bakula: Scott Bakula Online - One of the major Scott Bakula sites on the Internet, Scott Bakula Online has a wonderful user interfac[e] with many interesting features and tonnes of information about the actor. Though some sections are still under development, it was voted the best hands down.
  • Best Dean Stockwell: Official Stockwell Appreciation Society - Although Dean Stockwell is not as high-profile as his "Quantum Leap" co-star, there are quite a few sites dedicated to this actor as well. The Official Stockwell Appreciation Society Web site contains a wealth of information about Dean's current appearances, historical articles, quotes, and so much more. It is run by the Sassies, with much of the information coming from their mailing list.

Community

  • Best Quantum Leap: Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community - This ezboard message board has been around for about 2.5 years and currently has nearly 400 members. There is constant activity on the board and has a wonderful moderation team who keep the community feeling like your local hangout. Beyond talking about "Quantum Leap", there are forums for posting fan fiction, discussing the recent Visions Columns, as well as a bustling off-topic forum. It is a place many call home on the Web.
  • All-time Favourite Quantum Leap: Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community - Not surprisingly, Al's Place message board has also won the retroactive award for all-time favourite.
  • Best Dean Stockwell: theSassies (acclaimated) - Nearly 50 members on this Yahoo! Group mailing list can attain that it is the best resource for talking about Dean Stockwell. Calling themselves the Sassies (SAS = Stockwell Appreciation Society), this group of Stockwell fans talk about his film and TV appearances, as well as his other connections in Hollywood and beyond.
  • Best Scott Bakula: Scott Bakula Fan Forum - Probably the busiest Scott Bakula community, Scott Bakula Fan Forum is an ezboard message board, currently with 274 members. They talk about all things Scott, especially his television, stage, and movie career. There is even a forum for those who have met him to talk about their encounter.

Audio/Video Production

  • Best Audio Play: "Gifts, Small and Temporary" - One of three "Quantum Leap" radio plays released in 2004, this play takes place at Christmas time and gives Sam and Al a chance to talk. It's truly a great Christmastime tale!
  • All-time Favourite Audio Play: "The Impossible Dream" - Another one of 2004's offerings, "The Impossible Dream" delves into Sam Beckett's innermost thoughts about his quantum leaping lifestyle. A wonderful job by all involved!
  • Best Music Video: "For Donna" - Did you ever thing that The Calling's "Wherever You Will Go" could be so emotional when put to video? This music video features scenes from "The Leap Back" and "Star-Crossed" put together just perfectly with the song.
  • All-time Favourite Music Video: "A Tribute to Quantum Leap" - Released in late 2003, "A Tribute to Quantum Leap" is an amazing collection of scenes from the series, showing the epitomy of our favourite television program.

Miscellaneous

  • Favourite Episode: One of the most moving episode of the original "Quantum Leap" series, it was tied at six votes with "Catch a Falling Star". The Awards Committee decided that "[sign in to see URL]." [3] deserved the award over its chief competitor.
  • Favourite Novel: Angels Unaware - Touted by many Leapers as (one of) the best "Quantum Leap" novels, L. Elizabeth Storm's story won this year's retroactive award.
  • Best Quantum Leap Product: Quantum Leap: The Complete First Season - Universal's first offering of "Quantum Leap" on DVD was well received by the fans. It has the original airings exactly as seen in 1989 (except for "Play It Again, Seymore") along with bonus features, such as interviews with Donald P. Bellisario, Scott Bakula, and Dean Stockwell.

2005 Results

Fan Fiction

  • Best Overall Story: "Stardust" by Jennifer Rowland - "Stardust" aired as a series of alternate episodes on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons, regailing the events that occurred before Sam's monumental leap.
  • Best Dramatic Story: "Two of a Kind" by Nicole Harpe - Sam leaps into father of a busy family, only to find out that one of his host's sons has more in common with Al than he thought possible.
  • Best Mystery/Horror Story: "Give Me Liberty" & "Give Me Death" by M. J. Cogburn and Damon Sugameli & "I Left a Little Piece of Myself on the Farm" trilogy by Erin Bauer and Mike Bloxam (and Ruth Merry [part I]) - Another situation where the fans couldn't choose between two main contenders, these two multi-part stories both aired as episodes on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons in the eleventh season. "Give Me Liberty" and "Give Me Death" finished off the infmaous Project Liberty arc at the end of the season, giving the readers closure on one plotline only to open up another. "I Left a Little Piece of Myself on the Farm" was three episode that aired toward the end of the season, taking Sam into rural South Carolina where he encountered a difficult and perplexing leap, no thanks to another leaper being thrown into the mix.
  • Best Historical Story: "Beat Them Until They Are" by Nicole Harpe - Sam leaps into a POW in Viet Nam and finds that the truth of war is enough to numb any man's senses.
  • Most Humorous Story: "Hair of the Dog" by Helen Earl and Sue Johnson - Another episode on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons, this story has Sam believing he is a werewolf while April Fool's Day jokes are being played back at the Project.
  • Best Cross-over Story: "The Show Must Go On" by Mike Truman - This cross-over with Sliders is more direct than one might think: Sam leaps into Jerry O'Connell, the actor who played Quinn Mallory, while on the set of the show. The story is only enhanced by the images that accompany it.
  • Best New Author: Jennifer Rowland - Nominated for her work on The Starbright Project with the "Chiefest of Sinners" quadrilogy, Jennifer topped the list of 2005's new authors.
  • Most Improved Author: Doug Laird - Doug was nominated for his story "Time Travelers' Aid Society" (aired on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons) and received well deserved aplause for the story that demonstrated a wonderful growth in his writing.
  • Best Virtual Series: Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons - Starting out in 1999 with a "virtual sixth season" and 18 episodes, Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons has grown by leaps (pun intended!) and bounds to have six more seasons with at least 32 episode each, greatly expanding on the universe established by Donald P. Bellisario's original television series. It has many talented authors as varied as the series itself, all of whom have aided in the growth of this virtual series. A.J. Burfield and M.J. Cogburn, the co-founders, have given the Quantum Leap community the perfect opportunity to feel as though the series has continued.
  • Best Role-Playing Game: Future's Past RPG - As with most of the other "Quantum Leap" RPGs on the Internet, this game started off after Sam's next leap after Al's Place. After over three years of gameplay, there are still dedicated players in the game who continue on the story.

Website

  • Best New: Scott Bakula Screencaps - This year's winner is a Scott Bakula Web site, focussing on images of the star and the latest news. It's sure to be a contender for the Scott Web Site award in 2006.
  • Best Overall: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site - Apparently the destionation for the majority of Leapers on the Internet, Al's Place has won its second award for being the best all-around QL-related Web site. Between the image galleris, the episode guide, the character resources, and much more, it's no wonder that Al's Place is so widely recognized.
  • Best Scott Bakula: Scott Bakula Online and [redacted for an unknown reason on website] - These two Scott-related sites were the only contenders and shared a 50/50 split of the vote. Both sites contain lots of Bakula information and are heavily visited.
  • Best Dean Stockwell: Official Stockwell Appreciation Society -The Official Stockwell Appreciation Society Web site contains a wealth of information about Dean's current appearances, historical articles, quotes, and so much more. It is run by the Sassies, with much of the information coming from their mailing list.

Commuinty

  • Best "Quantum Leap": Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community - Spending the first half of the year on ezboard and the second half on the Al's Place domain, this message board is still going strong at 286 members. With continuous discussion, related to "Quantum Leap" as well as venturing into other topics, this board is a model community not just for QL but for the entire Internet.
  • Best Dean Stockwell: theSassies - In a landslide victory, this Yahoo! Group of fifty members deserves its win. Calling themselves the Sassies (SAS = Stockwell Appreciation Society), this group of Stockwell fans talk about his film and TV appearances, as well as his other connections in Hollywood and beyond.
  • Best Scott Bakula: Scott Bakula Fan Forum - Apparently the livliest Scott Bakula community, Scott Bakula Fan Forum is an ezboard message board, currently with 323 registered members. They talk about all things Scott and always have the newest information about him. There is even a forum for those who have met him to talk about their encounter.

Miscellaneous

  • Biggest Fan: M. J. Cogburn -One of the founders of Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons, M.J. is well known in the Quantum Leap community and is continuously striving to keep the Leap alive.
  • Best "Quantum Leap" Product: "Quantum Leap: The Complete Second Season" on DVD, Region 2 version -After the great debacle about replacement music in the Region 1 version, many were excited to learn that the Region 2 version of the DVDs have the the original soundtrack completely intact.
  • Best Music Video: "Shock Theatre" by Chris Goodier (Chatelaine) - This video takes scenes from the episode "Shock Theater" and puts them to Counting Crows song that really sets the mood.
  • Best Poem: "The Leap" by Helen Gerhard - A new category this year with a deserving winner. "The Leap" is a wonderful piece of poety that describes the everyday events of a leap.
  • Best Artwork: "Quantum Leap" fan-poster by Kevin Wilson & "Quantum Leap: Angels" by Ninjaliz-chan - Though this category received no nominations last year, a total of six appears this year. Two pieces of work, a "Quantum Leap" fan-poster and another depicting Sam and Al as angels, tied for receiving this award.

2006 Results

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2007 Results

Fan Fiction

  • Best Pre-Leap Story: "I Hope You Dance" by J. Moniz - In a story that takes place when Sam was but an infant, we watch Thelma talk to her two young sons.
  • Most Improved Author: J. Moniz/Dulcinea1969 - Although no story was mentioned alongside the nomination, J. Moniz has been steadily improving her writing skills with stories in a variety of settings.
  • Best Virtual Series: Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons - Starting out in 1999 with a "virtual sixth season" and 18 episodes, Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons has grown by leaps (pun intended!) and bounds to a total of eight more seasons with at least 28 episode each, greatly expanding on the universe established by Donald P. Bellisario's original television series. It has many talented authors as varied as the series itself, all of whom have aided in the growth of this virtual series. A.J. Burfield and M.J. Cogburn, the co-founders, have given the Quantum Leap community the perfect opportunity to feel as though the series has continued.

Website

  • Best New: Scott Bakula Drawings - This year's winner is, again, a Scott Bakula Web site, focussing on hand-drawn images of the star from his appearances in various shows.
  • Best Overall: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site _ Apparently the destination for the majority of Leapers on the Internet, Al's Place has won its fourth award for being the best all-around QL-related Web site. Between the image galleries, the episode guide, the character resources, and much more, it's no wonder that Al's Place is so widely recognized.
  • Most Innovative: The Leap Back 2009 - With an excellent design and lots of information on the upcoming convention, this site easily takes the innovation award.
  • Most Informative: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site - With its wealth of media and links, Al's Place is definitely the source for anything that one needs to know about Quantum Leap.
  • Best Scott Bakula: ScottTalk - This site is chock-full of information on Scott - biography, theatre, film, photos, fan-fiction, and much more. Be sure to visit if you're a fan of Mr. Bakula!
  • Best Dean Stockwell: Official Stockwell Appreciation Society - The Official Stockwell Appreciation Society Web site contains a wealth of information about Dean's current appearances, historical articles, quotes, and so much more. It is run by the Sassies, with much of the information coming from their mailing list.

Community

  • Best "Quantum Leap": Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community - The hub of all "Quantum Leap" talk on the Web, this message board is going strong with 224 active members (902 total). With continuous discussion, related to "Quantum Leap" as well as venturing into other topics, this board is a model community not just for QL but for the entire Internet.
  • Best Dean Stockwell: theSassies - This Yahoo! Group of 56 members deserves its win. Calling themselves the Sassies (SAS = Stockwell Appreciation Society), this group of Stockwell fans talk about his film and TV appearances, as well as his other connections in Hollywood and beyond.
  • Best Scott Bakula: Scott Bakula Fan Forum - Scott Bakula Fan Forum just barely beat out Scott Bakula Round Table to take the title of best community in 2007. Established on ezboard (now Yuku), the board has 435 registered members. They talk about all things Scott and always have the newest information about him. There is even a forum for those who have met him to talk about their encounter.

Miscellaneous

  • Biggest Fan (tie): Emma Fee & Brian Greene - Emma has worked innumerable hours in getting the the upcoming Leap Back 2009 convention off the ground. Brian, who has also been heavily involved with getting Leap Back 2009 off the ground, is best known for hosting Al's Place.
  • Best Product: "Quantum Leap: The Ultimate Collection" on DVD, Region 2 version - Finally, you can have every episode of Quantum Leap at your fingertips! With 27 discs, you can spend hours watching your favourite episodes.
  • Best Music Video: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by laurence01110 - A video that you can laugh at for Sam's antics and sing along with for the familiar song by Cyndi Lauper, this one squeaked out above the others to take the top prize for the category.
  • Best Artwork: "The Last Gunfighter" by Laurence - A pencil-sketch of Sam from the episode of the same name, Laurence has captured the essence of the old West flawlessly.

2008 Results

Fan Fiction

  • Best Pre-Leap Story: "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" by QL Tales
  • Best Dramatic Story: three-way tie!
    • "All Good Things" by Dulcinea1969
    • "Shattered Mirror" by FanWriterWV
    • "Little Life" by Mizzlyday
  • Most Improved Author: Al The Observer - based on his 2008 story "A Shot in the Dark"
  • Best Cross-over Story: "The Leaper's Future" by KreativeKristine

Website

  • Best Dean Stockwell Web Site: The Dean Stockwell Photo Album
  • Most Improved Web Site: Scott Talk
  • Best Overall Web Site: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site

Community

Miscellaneous

  • Biggest Fans: Entire planning committee for the Leap Back 2009 convention
  • Best Music Video: "All I wanna do" by Leapee - A great montage of some of Sam's loves.
  • Best Artwork: Leap Back 2009 logos, banners, etc. by Maryse Worrallo
  • Best TV Appearance by a Former QL Cast Member: Scott Bakula (Sam Beckett) "Boston Legal" as Jack Rice (season 4, episode 13: "Glow in the Dark")

2009-2010

These two years were to be combined. It is unknown if they were awarded at all.

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References

  1. ^ Quantum Leap Fandom Awards, December 7, 2005
  2. ^ FAQ
  3. ^ It is unclear why the episode was not mentioned by name. Was it due to privacy reasons? Some sort of fannish political move? Or a way to boost visitors to a website?