I feel a little odd doing this, but here goes:
It’s nomination season for the Hugo awards! If you want to nominate stuff, the registration deadline is TOMORROW, January 31st, and the nomination period ends March 11th. (You can obtain a voting membership after this, but you won’t have the opportunity to nominate.) Full details at the Chicon website.
This year, I contributed an essay to:
Eligible in Category: Best Related Work
- Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Deborah Stanish (Mad Norwegian Press)
Last year, Whedonistas’ sister anthology, Chicks Dig Timelords won the “Best Related Work” Hugo, so Whedonistas has a lot to live up to!
Anyone can register to vote! A supporting membership to Chicon is $50, but all voters receive a packet with many of the nominated works in .epub format, to insure an informed voting populace. Last year’s was worth upwards of $150, and it’s a great deal for some truly excellent fiction. Plus, you get to exercise your sci-fi/fantasy reader’s civic duty, and you have the right to complain if your favorite author/artist didn’t win. :D