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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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Awards at Finncon

Being a national convention, Finncon has a number of award ceremonies as part of the program. Usually I manage to report on this at the time, but this year I managed to be way too busy. Thankfully the ever-reliable Tero … Continue reading

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Some Brief Awards News

Last weekend was a busy one for awards. First up the Shirley Jackson Awards were announced at Readercon. I’m not familiar with all of the winners, but I am delighted to see an award for Wylding Hall by the fabulous … Continue reading

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Lammy Winners

The winners of this year’s Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night in New York. Most of the categories won’t mean much to you, or me for that matter. However, there are always a few of interest. The science fiction, … Continue reading

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Hugo Finalists Announced Tonight

This year’s Worldcon, MidAmericon II, will be announcing the finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards today. The announcements will be made through their social media channels (Twitter, Facebook), and doubtless echoed by all and sundry. This will be, err, interesting…

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Some Awards Thoughts

First up, today is the final day of voting for the Locus Awards. It is free to vote, you don’t have to be a subscriber, and you don’t have to choose only from the pre-filled choices. Vote here. Also this … Continue reading

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