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#797237
Wed 08/04/15 19:07 UTC
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Given his comments last year I wonder jist how big a bowl of popcorn Amadan has got himself this year.

Here's a few thoughts of mine:

http://www.kalyr.com/weblog/sf-and-gaming/sf/more-thoughts-on-the-hugos/

Last edited by Tim; Wed 08/04/15 19:08 UTC.
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Nice bit. But a few observations.

As a former frequenter of SF cons, I can tell you that 1.) not many authors show up at them ... beyond the two or three that they pay to show up for panels and the like. 2.) Most of the convention goers that I know were more interested in the partying than in the Hugo nominations.

I have always thought that the Hugos were more about the sales numbers and the publishers jockeying position. That isn't to say that they are useless or unwarranted. It is more like they don't always get it right <g>


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Though it's been said a lot that being nominated for a Hugo doesn't actually do a lot for sales, and many Hugo winners weren't particularly big sellers.

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Doesn't stop the publishers from trying to lobby for the award. Despite the verifiable returns, they =love= to have them hanging on their walls <chuckle>

I have to say that the only group that I know that has fewer nice things to say than authors about their publisher is musicians talking about the labels <weg>


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I've gotta be honest, I'd pay money to go to WorldCon if it meant watching Vox Day accepting a Hugo in person.

It would be like watching Darth Vader accepting the Father of the Year Award.

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Marko Kloos and Annie Bellet have both withdrawn their nominations, with Bellet stating she's had enough of being a political football.

It's going from farce to tragedy now sad

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"We had to burn the village in order to save it"

http://www.kalyr.com/weblog/sf-and-gaming/sf/noah-ward-sweeps-the-hugos/

Whatever your politics, loudly cheering the announcement of "No Award" when one of the nominees is present in the room is out of order. Not much of a surprise that she walked out.

It leaves the impression that Science fiction fandom is made up from adult children who have never managed to move on from the traumas of high school.

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Must everything in life be infected with politics? My only commentary on the matter.

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Sad. Very sad. This feels like the end of something that once had value. It seems that the disease that is political polarization has spread to hallowed grounds.

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And here we go again...

http://www.kalyr.com/weblog/sf-and-gaming/sf/booky-mcbookface-by-noah-ward/

Space Raptor Butt Explosion, anyone? (Is that title too Section 23?). And an episode of My Little Pony as well.


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