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2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 02:25
by Omphalos
The preliminary ballot for the 2011 awards has been published. Here is a link to some info on the process, and the Renovation Worldcon page with the ballot. The con is in Reno, Nevada this year. First round's on the Dukester!

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 03:51
by SandChigger
Now, the Hugos, these are the awards that really mean something, right, and aren't just the chummy writers sitting around circle-jerking each other?

;)

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 04:56
by Omphalos
They're pretty much all meaningless these days, but the Hugos did last for a long time before becoming crap, and IMHO they are still salvagable. Hope springs eternal, I suppose.

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 10:28
by SandChigger
Omphalos wrote:They're pretty much all meaningless these days

That's sad, and I'm sorry to hear it.

As I'm sure you know, I just enjoy taking potshots at the Sucky Fucky Wanky Assholes, THE "premier professional science fiction writer's association." :lol:

"I say K, would you like a more spit or less—and are we going too fast or slow?—as we fluff you up for that gift Nebbie?"

"Why thanks, M, could you maybe go a little slower?"

"Mmm mmmm mmmm mmmm?"

"Oh oh oh oh!"

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 11:46
by lotek
SandChigger wrote:"I say K, would you like a more spit or less—and are we going too fast or slow?—as we fluff you up for that gift Nebbie?"

"Why thanks, M, could you maybe go a little slower?"

"Mmm mmmm mmmm mmmm?"

"Oh oh oh oh!"



you forgot
"I was going to come but no, you go first !"

Over and out !

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 15:05
by TheDukester
Omphalos wrote:The con is in Reno, Nevada this year.

Holy hell, it's like we're emerging from the Dark Ages here or something. First we get a Texas Roadhouse, now this.

(Actually, Reno is a pretty good convention town; lots of hotels, pretty easy city to navigate, etc.)

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 16:19
by Apjak
TheDukester wrote:
(Actually, Reno is a pretty good convention town; lots of hotels, pretty easy city to navigate, etc.)


...and whores!!!

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 16:45
by Omphalos
Apjak wrote:
TheDukester wrote:
(Actually, Reno is a pretty good convention town; lots of hotels, pretty easy city to navigate, etc.)


...and whores!!!


That's only outside of Washoe County. At least as I am told. :oops:

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 16:52
by lotek
and Jim Dangle !
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Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 16:56
by lotek
I just had a look at the list of Hugo winners, and I must confess after 2000 I've never heard of any of these names...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Award_for_Best_Novel
Is that what it means to get old or is it just me ?

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 17:13
by Sandwurm88
The fourth Harry Potter won the Hugo in 2000, which made it a little less prestigious in the eyes of a lot of serious sci-fi fans, seeing as that was an adolescent fantasy book. I haven't heard of anything nominated for it this year... :( Not really much good SF out lately, all the greats are gone...

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 17:35
by lotek
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What a laugh...

One thing though, where is our favourite best selling scifi writer ????

Re: 2011 Hugo Awards

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 18:11
by Omphalos
Some fantasy has won since then too. Last year's crop of nominees was a mixed bag (I think a zombie steampunk book was up, and as much as I lovelovelove zombie books, c'mon. There's a reason I read them in the bathroom and never bring one in to work).