May 14th, 2011

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SFF Characters of Color Faceoff: soliciting nominations

The Second Annual SFF Characters of Color Faceoff will take place at WisCon's Gathering in, eep, less than two weeks. So it's time to solicit nominations!

In comments, please nominate awesome characters of color in science fiction and fantasy. As last year, multiple nominations from the same fandom are fine. However, unless someone has a really compelling reason otherwise, we're going to retire last year's winner (Zoe Washburn from Firefly).

If we get more nominations than 32 or 64, we'll winnow them down by a poll, so to make our lives easier, please list your nominees in the following format:

Name -- Fandom (Medium, if necessary to distinguish)

For example:

Katara -- Avatar: The Last Airbender (series)
Susannah Dean -- Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Stephen Black -- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Lan Fan -- Fullmetal Alchemist (manga)

Go forth and nominate!

PS: feel free to make your case for your nominees here, or you can wait until the winnowing poll or a post specifically for that.

ETA: nominations closed! Please go vote for the round of 32!