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Saturday, August 23, 2008

lately when my fingers move, Mr. G's words come out

Mr. G sends word that I should post the following:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Anticipation: Press Release #11, August 2008
Anticipation to present Special Category Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story

Anticipation is delighted to announce that a special category Hugo Award will be given at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention to honour works in which illustrations are integral to the movement of the plot, whether or not text is present. This Special Category Hugo, to be called "Best Graphic Story", will cover any science fiction or fantasy narrative in graphic form appearing for the first time in 2008. It may potentially be ratified as an annual award in the WSFS Business Meeting at the convention in August of 2009.

A Worldcon may choose to designate a Special Hugo to recognize a category of work for which there is no existing award, and in some cases special categories have gone on to become annual awards. Voting and administrative details will be handled the same way for both special and established categories. Recent special categories have included Best Website and Interactive Video Games.
The World Science Fiction Convention has presented the Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction for 55 years. They are named after author and editor Hugo Gernsback.

The Hugo Awards nomination ballots will be released after January 1, 2009. In order to nominate for the 2009 Hugo Awards, you must have been an attending or supporting member of Denvention, the 66th Worldcon, or you must be an attending or supporting member of Anticipation. The Hugo Awards voting ballots will be released in the Spring of 2009. In order to vote for the 2009 Hugo Awards, or you must be an attending or supporting member of Anticipation.

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 200. More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on our web site (http://www.anticipationsf.ca); you can also write to us for more information.


He also sent a pointer to this article about a Craiglist job posting looking for people to ghost-autograph books for two lazy co-authors. The Boss states: Given the Guardian's suggestion that 50,000 signatures are required, and the money they're paying, I think we just have to look around for a signed edition of 50,000 somethings this autumn.

Mr. G ends with a question: And.. house burned down? (He can't get to the Journal, only his email. Poor Boss.)



SECRET PLANS UPDATE: I have two new secret plans for the site in progress at the moment, and I'm realizing that if I am going to finish them in time I am going to need a little help. If any of you have experience with AIML or Inform 7 programming, please drop me a line with pointers to past work in either area.



Lastly, a few short bits:

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