The results are in!
This year's Quantum Leap Fandom Awards are now closed.
See you in Jaunary 2007!
Q: What are the Quantum Leap
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
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.
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Virtual Series / Fan-Fiction Awards
Al's Place - A Quantum Leap
Apparently the destination 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
galleries, the episode guide, the character resources, and much more, it's no wonder that
Al's Place is so widely recognized.
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
With a new URL and a new layout, the Web site for theSassies Yahoo! Group improved its
appearance in 2005 compared to 2004. Never fear, it is still chock full of Stockwell data!
Scott Bakula Online
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.
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.
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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.
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
Scott Bakula Fan
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.
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Virtual Series/ Fan-Fiction
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.
"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.
"Two of a Kind" by
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.
"Give Me Liberty" & "Give Me Death" by M. J. Cogburn and Damon Sugameli
"I Left a Little Piece of Myself on the Farm" trilogy (Hospitality, Hostile Measures, Hospitalization) by Erin Bauer and Mike Bloxam (and Ruth Merry [part
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.
"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
"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.
"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.
Nominated for her work on The Starbright Project with the "Chiefest of
Sinners" quadrilogy, Jennifer topped the list of 2005's new authors.
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.
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.
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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.
"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
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.
fan-poster by Kevin Wilson
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.
(archive of fan-poster)
(archive of "Quantum
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.
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