I Can Haz Hugo?

Apparently so. This, as best I can remember it, is what I said on stage.

My thanks first of all to my friend Neil Gaiman because I forgot to thank him last time I won one of these, even though he was standing next to me on the stage.

Thanks also to Dave Langford for being such a charming and honorable opponent all these years. I am so glad to have beaten him at last.

Special thanks to my dear friend Kevin Standlee, without whose love and support I would probably not be alive today, let alone winning a Hugo.

And finally thank you to John Scalzi for not being in the contest this year. There is no way I would have beaten him. I would like to echo something he said in Denver: next year, give this to someone else. I love winning these things, but my plan for next year is to win one with Clarkesworld.

What I forgot to say, and am now kicking myself over, is:

Merci bien, tout le monde.

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31 Responses to I Can Haz Hugo?

  1. David H says:

    Congratulations it was so cool to see you win and what a nice speech. Thanks for all you do for fandom and Debby says to tell you you looked fabulous in that red dress!

  2. Brad F says:

    lol, and congrats!

  3. Carolyn says:

    Ooh! Many congratulations!

  4. Lisa Harrigan says:

    Yeah Congratulations Again!! You certainly have earned it. Well done.

  5. Larry says:


  6. Cat Sparks says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well done. Awesome!

  7. Tricia Sullivan says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news!

  8. Lee Harris says:

    HUGE congratulations! So cool.

  9. Congratulations, you are amazing! I know you are having a blast. Here’s hoping to get you back to the Bay Area soon!

  10. Marjorie says:

    Congratulations! Lovely news to wake up to. I hope you celebrated with suitably extended partying!

  11. Sam Jordison says:

    Congratulations! Fantastic news. Well done Cheryl.

  12. Zander says:

    YAY! Well done you! *waves pompoms*

  13. Mihaela says:

    Congratuliations! 😉

  14. Ben Roimola says:

    Congratulations / gratulerar / onneksi olkoon!

  15. Liisa Rantalaiho says:

    Congratulations! Your fans in Finland send you big hugs!

  16. Morgan Gallagher says:

    You go girl!


  17. glenda says:

    Totally delighted, and it is well deserved!

  18. Carl V. says:

    Much congratulations to you Cheryl. No doubt you are over the moon and I hope you can revel in the joy of your victory. Happy Hugo!!! 🙂

  19. Another Damned Medievalist says:

    Congrats. Will you be posting your excellent photos?

  20. kyle cassidy says:

    most excellent news! it was great to meet you.

  21. Toni says:

    Congratulations! This Hugo really knew it’s place! Yes!!! And like I said on Jeff’s blog, a celebration is in order. We’ll toast to your Hugo in the next Helsinki SF Mafia meeting (and to Ann’s & Neil’s!).

  22. Tom Kunsman says:


  23. Alevai says:

    Felicitations! It was great to be introduced to your work this week end. I hope it was a good time in Montreal. All the best.

  24. Peter says:

    Congratulations! This is very thrilling news indeed. I hoist a cybernetic glass of tipple in your honor!

  25. Keri says:

    So much globetrotting. I can never keep up with you! Congrats on this beautiful award. You looked marvelous!

  26. Marco says:

    Well done, you. Capped a great, great weekend of mayhem and fun.

  27. PurpleRanger says:

    Congratulations, etc.

  28. Jeff Beeler says:

    Congratulations! Also thank you very much for pulling a Scalzi and opting out for next year. What are the chances an Ozzie will win?

  29. Cheryl says:


    I would love to see some of my Australian friends on the ballot next year, but in order to make that happen people have to start reading them. I can wholeheartedly recommend:

  30. Lloyd Penney says:

    I may not have done so on site, and perhaps not especially in print, but it was a pleasure to hand you your Hugo on stage. Well done to win it, and well done to ask that it go to someone else next time. I was a single nomination off the ballot; I have some hope for Australia.

  31. Cheryl says:


    It was a pleasure to receive the trophy from yourself and Yvonne. I can’t believe how unlucky you are with nominations. Fingers crossed for next year.

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