Category Archives: Awards

Eurocon Day 3

Last night we went out for dinner with Charlie Stross and Feòrag. I am going to be very evil and tell you that Charlie has some great projects in the pipeline. Also, if you think the prospects of a Trump … Continue reading

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Eurocon Day 1

Kevin and I arrived in Barcelona by train late last night. We barely had time to grab some food before needing to get to bed. The one things we did register is that Barcelona is a Food Town. We are … Continue reading

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Clarkesworld Story Wins WSFA Award

The winner of this year’s Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press award was announced at Capclave over the weekend. This is an award for short fiction published by small presses, and I’m delighted to see that a story from Clarkesworld … Continue reading

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Coode Street and the Best Series Hugo

This weekend’s edition of The Coode Street Podcast was devoted primarily to discussion of the proposed Best Series Hugo award category. As you may recall, this is a proposal that was given first passage in Kansas City and will be … Continue reading

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Signal to Noise Wins Copper Cylinder

The Copper Cylinder Award is a juried award for Canadian fantasy fiction. This year the adult category was won by Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a book I love. Congratulations are also due to Leah Bobet who won the … Continue reading

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More Awards

FantasyCon has been taking place in Scarborough this weekend. Many of my friends were there, and at least two lots of awards were given out. The Gemmells are traditionally a white guy sort of award, but Larry Correia did not … Continue reading

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The Emmys, Part Three

There are International Emmys. Who knew? Not me. It is starting to seem like every time I look at social media a new set of Emmys is being announced. I don’t mind, because the results keep getting better. Why? Well … Continue reading

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Her Story at the Emmys

The Emmy Awards ceremony took place in Hollywood over the weekend. They did two nights, because there are so many awards these days. Some good stuff went down. Game of Thrones won big, of course. Jessica Jones won for its … Continue reading

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More Awards for Ujima

Some very nice people have set up awards for Community Radio. About time, you might say, as we’ve been around for years now, but I know how much work these things are so thanks to the kind people at the … Continue reading

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Parsec Award Announcement Coming Soon

The winners of this year’s Parsec Awards will be announced at Dragon*Con this weekend. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the announcement. As you may know, the Parsecs are given for achievement in speculative fiction podcasting. Salon Futura isn’t … Continue reading

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Hugos Best Dressed Award, 2016

Back when I was doing Emerald City I started an award for the best dressed person at the Hugos. It is hard doing it when I’m not actually at the ceremony, but being a hopeless fashionista I try to keep … Continue reading

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Hugos in the News

One of the effects of the Puppies has been to bring the Hugos to the attention of the mainstream media. A lot of the coverage has, of course, been embarrassing, but now that the Awards are a subject for discussion … Continue reading

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WSFS Has Spoken – What Does It Mean?

Over the long weekend the World Science Fiction Society Business Meeting met several times. It was a marathon, much longer than is usual at Worldcon, because there was a lot to discuss. So much so, in fact, that I’m not … Continue reading

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Alfies Update

As I noted yesterday, Tea and Jeopardy won an Alfie this year for being the best placed non-Puppy in the Fancast category. Emma and Pete have done a special episode to mark the occasion. In it Emma has an attack … Continue reading

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The Chesleys

The Hugos are by no means the only awards to be given out at Worldcon. Another very significant set of awards is the Chesleys, given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Locus has a full list … Continue reading

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Emergency Holographic Kevin

That’s an old Star Trek joke. No one remembers Voyager these days, right? Anyway, last night there were Hugos, and that meant being up in the middle of the night, because it is my job. Back in the dim, dark … Continue reading

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1941 Hugo Envy

That’s the 1941 Retro Hugo trophy. Isn’t it gorgeous? Sadly even I am not old enough to have been in the running for one of those. The trophy base was designed by Brent Simmons and the photo is by Fred … Continue reading

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Saving Hugo

Worldcon is almost upon us for another year. I am looking forward to having to be up half the night on Saturday to help Kevin and Mur Lafferty host the text-based coverage of the Hugo Award Ceremony. There will also, … Continue reading

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WSFA Small Press Award

The Washington Science Fiction Association has released the short list for this year’s Small Press Award. I like this award, partly because it is only for small presses, and partly because all of the judging is done blind. This year … Continue reading

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Hugo Voting Time

There’s an awful lot bad going on in the world at the moment, and much of it we can’t do anything about. However, those of you who have a membership in this year’s Worldcon can do one positive thing: you … Continue reading

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