Tags: worldcon

Hugo winners

Here is the listing of the 2008 Hugo winners:

Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate)

Novella: "All Seated on the Ground" by Connie Willis (Asimov's Dec. 2007; Subterranean Press)

Novelette: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang (Subterranean Press; F&SF Sept. 2007)

Short Story: "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's June 2007)

Non-fiction Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Stardust Written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Charles Vess Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Doctor Who "Blink" Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)

Professional Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell

Professional Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)

Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere

Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi

Fanzine: File 770

Fan Writer: John Scalzi

Fan Artist: Brad Foster

Campbell Award: Mary Robinette Kowal

questions for all of you who read this

I never did write up anything about my trip to Hong Kong and Japan for Worldcon. However, I finally talked about it at the local science fiction club meeting. Is anyone out there in the ether interested in finding out about the trip and the convention?

Also, I've been doing more internet audio drama work, including having just received notification that I will be playing two roles in a new drama "Lara Bond: Agent 0012" (and yes, it's pronounced "double-oh twelve"). Are people interested in finding out when these dramas are put on-line or that I'm even doing them?

Nippon2007

It seems that I'm one of only a few filkers who will be attending Nippon 2007, that I know of, anyway. After checking rec.music.filk, the Israeli filkers, the British filkers, the Russian filkers, only one or 2 people have written me back and said that they're going to Japan for WorldCon. I left the contact at www.nippon2007.org know this, but also told him that he could use my e-mail as a referral point to see if there's any interest. Well, I got a response from him last night, and I'll be listed as the point of contact for filking at Nippon2007. Well, considering that I converted from supporting to attending (I thought I did have an attending, but I do now!), we'll have to see if there's going to be any filking at the convention at all.