Category Archives: worldcon

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 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 »

Wow, it’s been a day.

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Current ribbon count: 31, plus gopher ribbon, plus three I haven’t attached to the badge yet, for a total of 35. Current fun being had: Loads. Permission for live broadcasting from the Fanzine Lounge: Authorized. Picture taken of me: Possibly for the newsletter, need to get somebody to snap me with my own camera, probably in my natural habitat (in… Read more »

Fandom in 2014?

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books! Wonderful books!

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I finally got around to unpacking the 38 lb duffle and decided to take this picture. This is the collection of books I had signed at Worldcon (or otherwise was collected around that period). Technically, I got my copy of Plague War before Worldcon, but my original plans were to get it and have Jeff Carlson sign it at Worldcon… Read more »

Worldcon planning

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