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macmcseboy

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Icon 6 posted August 10, 2009 10:32      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was at the Hugo Awards last night. Sad to say no Doctor Who wins, Doctor Horrible and Wall-E took The best dramatic short and long form categories. I was co-running the ASFA suite and one our members won another Hugo. Mr. Frank Wu took yet another for Best Fan Artist. Frank was kind enough to let me hold it while he snapped a pic.

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2009 13:28      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cool deal. Pity to hear about Dr Who†, but I will at least say that I finally caught Wall-E and it is surprisingly good. I didn't expect to like it, but I finally broke down and saw it following a friend's good words, and while a bit saccharine-y, it was pretty on-the-money. Dr. Horrible was just fun. [Razz]

† But does it really need a Hugo to show that it's a /damn fine/ series? [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2009 13:52      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm jealous that you got to hold a Hugo!!
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macmcseboy

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2009 18:24      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not the first time I've held a Hugo. I plan to hold more. Perhaps one day i might own one. Who knows.

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macmcseboy

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Icon 1 posted August 11, 2009 20:35      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here is the winners list for those who want to know

2009 Hugo winners, from a Worldcon press release:

The winner of the Big Heart Award for service to fandom is Andrew Porter.

The winner of the Hugo logo design competition is Jeremy Kratz.

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
David Anthony Durham

Best Novel
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)

Best Novella
The Erdmann Nexus by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

Best Novelette
“Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)

Best Short Story
“Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Best Related Book (263 Ballots Cast)
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John
Scalzi (Subterranean Press)

Best Graphic Story
Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones
Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne
Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Wall-EAndrew Stanton and Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton and Jim
Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed
Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant
Enemy)

Best Editor, Short Form
Ellen Datlow

Best Editor, Long Form
David G. Hartwell

Best Professional Artist
Donato Giancola

Best Semiprozine
Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fan Writer
Cheryl Morgan

Best Fanzine
Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima

Best Fan Artist
Frank Wu

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Icon 1 posted August 12, 2009 19:54      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I got to hold an Emmy back in May. It was surprisingly lightweight (all the weight is in the base). The Lancaster County Historical Society has the Emmy in its collection. This particular statuette was awarded to RCA, (and identical statuettes to Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, and English Electric Valve Company) for the independent development of the 4.5-inch image orthicon tube and camera in 1960. Incidentally, the tube and camera revolutionized the industry so much that the feminized version of "Immy" (short for "image orthicon") became the name of the award.
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I think it must be terribly disappointing for all the other nominees when Neil Gaiman has a book come out that year. Kind of like, "I might have had a chance."

I didn't mind seeing Dr. Horrible win over Dr. Who. It's a tough call, and I liked seeing recognition go to something that is a little outside the mainstream. (But I'm so excited about the new Moffat Dr. Who. The wait is agonizing.)

And great picture, MMB!

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
I think it must be terribly disappointing for all the other nominees when Neil Gaiman has a book come out that year. Kind of like, "I might have had a chance."

fs,

I remember a time when Paul Simon won some Grammy awards and he said, "I'd like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing any music this year."

Very funny.

macmcseboy , it sounds like you had a lot of fun. I've never held a Hugo, or an Emmy or anything like that. In second grade I got to hold Sherry Ames perfect attendance award, but that is about as close as I have ever come to something like that.

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Icon 1 posted August 17, 2009 18:07      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To his credit, Neil stated that someone else should win.

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Icon 1 posted August 17, 2009 19:31      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Maybe I just have a bad taste in literature, but I tried to read some Neil Gaiman stuff three weeks ago, and I really just did not enjoy it. However, I highly recommend "The Year the Gypsies Came" by Linzi Glass. It's set in Apartheid Johannesberg and deals with family issues, infidelity, innocence, Zulu heritage, rape, and suicide. Very intense and thought-provoking. I finished it tonight.

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Quite pleased that Girl Genius won a Hugo. Along with JoT it's one of my favourite webcomics.

Doc Horrible was a well deserved win too (definitely over Dr Who, which dropped all pretence of being sci-fi years ago. Hopefully Mr Moffat's going to bring it back).

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quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
Quite pleased that Girl Genius won a Hugo. Along with JoT it's one of my favourite webcomics.

I've also been reading Girl Genius for a while now, and I can see how it would win. It is a really well-written comic. The authors created a very complex yet fun world, and also managed to fill it with characters equally deep and entertaining. I always look forward to their updates.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
Quite pleased that Girl Genius won a Hugo. Along with JoT it's one of my favourite webcomics.

I've also been reading Girl Genius for a while now, and I can see how it would win. It is a really well-written comic. The authors created a very complex yet fun world, and also managed to fill it with characters equally deep and entertaining. I always look forward to their updates.
Yay! More fans! And they didn't even needed my vote to win... (I wanted to see the others before voting, and when I went to cast my ballot, it was too late. D'oh!)

But Hurrah for Girl Genius, and Dr. Horrible! BTW, Schlock Mercenary is pretty good too, story-wise, but lacks the hook-factor that got me into Girl Genius for... almost two years now, I think. Or is it more?

Besides, I'm almost done reading "The Graveyard Book" by Gaiman. Pretty good, when you don't forget its intended audience: older children to teens (more or less). Strong story, likeable characters, nice humour, well-built worlds. But meant to be read one chapter at a time (bed-time story book), and older readers can guess what's up a bit too easily. But entertaining, no question. I may get to explore his more "adult" works. (I looked at a Sandman graphic novel, but it didn't caught me - maybe because it wasn't the first and I lacked the background, or maybe I just wasn't in the right mood...)

As a final note, I worry a comment I heard on the premises is true: nowadays, the new production for children/teens/young adults is much better than those for adults. If someone could explain why, though, I would love to hear it.

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