Hugo Category Thinking, Best Editor Edition 3

So, Best Editor, Long Form. I’ve been hearing a lot about this category this year. Honestly, when I’m wearing my reader hat, it’s a category I don’t often vote in because I have no idea what any of the editors have done unless someone’s told me. I’ve also noticed it’s a category that tends to ...

Falling Out of Love With EPH 19

In 2015, I was pretty clearly on the EPH train. I sure did vote for its passage. And now it’s 2016, and I’m tweeting out stuff like this: EPH passes. I have a bad feeling about this. — Rachael Acks (@katsudonburi) August 21, 2016 So yeah, I am not surprised that got some confused reactions. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #3 Summary 4

Greetings from the McDonald’s in Russell, Kansas. Writing a summary whilst eating chicken mcnuggets. As you do. Today was the final business meeting, which was one hell of a ride. You can get granular detail of The Amazing Adventures of the Committee of the Whole from the liveblog. NOTE: I will be referring to all amendments ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #2 Summary

I am so very sorry that this is so late. It has been one hell of a day today and I only just got time to sit down and write this summary. Tomorrow might be a late as well depending on how things work out. Anyway, here is the summary of today’s liveblog. NOTE: I will ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #2 Liveblog 3

AND WE ARE LIVE. I have tea. You can all stop worrying about me now. Same rules as usual apply. I am sorry in advance if I misspell or don’t catch a name. Newer stuff at the bottom, I’ll update about every five-ish minutes. 1002: The business meeting will be in order! Many thanks and ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Summary 2

Summary and highlights of today’s liveblog of the main business meeting, for those who prefer their business meetings to be low-sodium and use only fake sugar. Just remember, unlike Aaron Burr, everyone is welcome in the room where it happens. NOTE: I will be referring to all amendments by their working titles. If you want to ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Meeting Summary 2

For those to whom the liveblog is too long or too confusing, I shall summarize. The Preliminary business meeting is for setting the agenda for the main business meetings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I will be referring to all amendments by their working titles. If you want to know the substance of these, refer ...

FAQ: What is SFWA in charge of?*** 15

Things SFWA is in charge of: The Nebula Awards! Writer Beware! SFWA.org GriefCom! The SFWA Emergency Medical fund The SFWA Bulletin and other publications that say “SFWA” on it like that one awesome cookbook with the super alcoholic Irish coffee recipe in. Things SFWA is not in charge of: Worldcon The Hugo Awards The success or ...

With Regards to “No Award.” 4

Edit at 0820 on 8/25: Due to writing this post at the end of an extremely long day, I misunderstood section 3.6 and got a few things wrong. It should be corrected now; thanks to Cheryl Morgan and Kendall for keeping me on the straight and narrow. This post is only intended to examine the potential ...

The Hugo Nomination Problem or, I Am a Bad Reader 17

[ETA 5/3/15: It seems I was unclear that by a recommended reading list, I mean a large list with things added throughout the year that I can then winnow down myself. Not a short slate of nominees sized specifically to fill or partially fill categories. I have updated the post to reflect my position more accurately.] I’ve been meaning ...