The response to the Call for papers was extremely gratifying--we had nearly 50 submissions, which, for those of us who have done program committee work for the old North American Nietzsche Society (admittedly, during its years of decline under the Schacht dictatorship), was remarkable, since 10 or 12 submissions was the norm, with many being obviously unacceptable. By contrast, this pool of papers was extremely impressive. Two members of the Executive Committee blind reviewed each submission, from which we came up with not quite ten finalists. The whole Executive Committee then reviewed each of the finalists (again, entirely blind review), and there was consensus on three papers, two, as it turns out, by advanced PhD students, Jonathan Mitchell at the University of Warwick and Avery Snelson at the University of California at Riverside, and one by an established scholar, Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton). I am especially pleased that two PhD students (from excellent programs) prevailed with excellent papers in this blind review competition: it bodes well for the future of the field. All three papers will be presented along with the invited papers at the inaugural conference in Bonn.