This one, sadly, is not a joke. As most of you will know, last year’s Worldcon gave first passage to a motion that would eliminate the semiprozine category. It was fairly clear from the debate that most of the people in the Business Meeting had no idea how many great small press magazines exist out there. A little education was in order, so some of us involved in semiprozines have got together to produce a web site that highlights the huge range of quality material available. Hopefully this will persuade WSFS members that our category deserves to be kept.
Many thanks to Neil Clark for doing most of the heavy lifting on this one. I just provided some ideas, and dragooned Kevin into writing something about the technical side of WSFS politics, which will appear on the site in due course.
Fair disclosure: I moved Emerald City into the Semiprozine category in 2006 and was nominated there. I’m also currently on the staff of the 2009-nominated Clarkesworld Magazine.