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Why I Voted the Way I Did…

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So the Hugo Award ceremony has come and gone, and the results were a Puppy rout, including five separate invocations of No Award in the five categories Pups had locked the ballot. At this point, I’m not interested in replaying the cultural war mishmash of the last seven months, to be honest. I just wanted to do a quick examination… Read more »

The Voter’s Packet has arrived!

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And there was much rejoicing. Yay. I’m going to chronicle my reading here on this blog, but I wanted to do a quick rundown of what is in this year’s Hugo Voter’s Package. Sasquan released the package yesterday afternoon, and I’ve been spending a bit of time putting it all on my Kindle. It’s been an interesting year for the… Read more »

the letter and the spirit

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I hope at least some of you have been triggered into fatal convulsions — Henry Dampier (@henrydampier) May 15, 2015 Wow, aren’t you an absolutely lovely and charming person. The article in question (via Do Not Link) opens with this quotation: Situational dominance is contingent on local factors. For example, a 5’4 female teacher with a firm demeanor is situationally… Read more »

My Mind is My Own

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Over the last few days, I have been voraciously combing the internet, reading anything and everything I can find on the nominees for the Hugo awards and wrestling with my own conscience. I think I have finally come to a conclusion as to what I am going to do. I will read all the Hugo nominees as if this were… Read more »

detritus

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In no particular order: My souvenir book and program guide for the worldcon just concluded in Montreal came today. My cat is thankful to the committee for providing her with cat toys. Cat toys? I hear you ask. Well, you see, in order to keep the souvenir book flat, somebody attached package straps, and my cat seems to think these… Read more »

the news from Montreal

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So another Worldcon winds down. If all goes well, I should be at the next one, but at the moment I’m not expecting it to go well. However, unless things go absolutely pear-shaped, I’ll be at the one in 2011, since, y’know, it’s just over the hill from Sactown. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is… Read more »

Things to do today

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I’ve put together my ballots for both the 2011 Worldcon and 2010 NASFiC, and am heading off to mail them, along with my mother’s job application. I also have to go to the library and straighten out a technological problem — the new self-checkout machines are awesome, but if they don’t record that I’ve paid my fines despite taking the… Read more »

wish you were here…

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At Worldcon, and having a blast. I’ve done some filking, hung around in consuite, went to a panel, trolled the dealer’s room, partied with folks who want to have a Worldcon in a bleak post-nuclear wasteland and have already spent too much money. And it’s only Thursday. (But that’s okay!) Also, I nearly took John Scalzi out with my backpack… Read more »

Worldcon planning

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