Denvention was a kick. I wish I had more pictures, but Mario and I spent too much time schmoozing and not enough time paying attention to business. Anyway, here’s what I have…really pathetic considering I was there FOUR days.
Kat Richardson getting ready for a panel.
Well known Denver fantasy writer Carol Berg (second from left) on a panel.
Mario playing with...something.
Maybe someone else will post pics and I’ll send you that way. Was really impressed with the HUGO ceremony. WOW—it’s like the Academy Awards—held in a theatre, lots of gowns and glittery stuff and big name presenters. I, however, was the only one in my group that wanted to go. Some people are SO jaded…. Here’s the list of winners:
* Best Novel: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate)
* Best Novella: “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec. 2007; Subterranean Press)
* Best Novelette: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean Press; F&SF Sept. 2007)
* Best Short Story: “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s June 2007)
* Best Related Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
* Best 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)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who “Blink” Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
* Best Editor, Long Form: David G. Hartwell
* Best Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder
* Best Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere
* Best Semiprozine: Locus
* Best Fanzine: File 770
* Best Fan Writer: John Scalzi
* Best Fan Artist: Brad Foster
The winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines and administered on their behalf by the World Science Fiction Society, is:
* Mary Robinette Kowal
Season Two of the Sarah Connor Chronicles begins Sept 8. Photos and video here
I have to tip my hat to the folks at Apple—my three year old iBook crashed about ten days ago one month before the warranty expired. After several trips to ICU, still nothing. I now have a brand new, bigger, more powerful iBook!!! No hassles, no arguments, no trying to sell me something else. Thank you.