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Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 22 May 2011 21:38
by Nebiros
We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it. But Keep in mind that Frank Herbert himself was once a judge on the contest and now I just learned that Kevin entered the contest in the 80's.

I'll let Kevin speak for himself here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-F32phjXw

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 22 May 2011 21:58
by Lawliet
Nebiros wrote:We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it.

End of thread :lol:
That contest is embarrasing to the genre.

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 22 May 2011 22:13
by Ampoliros
I thought KJA was the international man of mystery awards.

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 02:34
by D Pope
Holy Crap! Another award he hasn't won! And he's proud of it! It's his openning joke!
It just dawned on me that i've known people like him, pilots who are afraid to fly, mechanics who don't know how things work...managers...

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 02:37
by D Pope
Lawliet wrote:
Nebiros wrote:We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it.

End of thread :lol:
That contest is embarrasing to the genre.

Apparently it didn't start out that way, back in the day they had seen fit to keep him out of the winners circle.

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 08:12
by SandChigger
Ampoliros wrote:I thought KJA was the international man of mystery awards.

AND Master(bator) of Universes!

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 09:28
by Ampoliros
It's not his opening joke, its his cleverer way of jabbing back at them: you never gave me the award now look where I am, don't you look foolish.

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 14:50
by Hunchback Jack
Watching this, I can understand why people think he's a nice guy. That opening little story was a bit trite, but it was entertaining, and he used a personal, self-deprecating story to get the point across - that the competition is as much about improving the writing of the contestants than about winning the prize.

(He then somewhat spoils it by listing all the awards that previous contest winners (but not he) have subsequently won, which undercuts that message, but what are you going to do? He's KJA. He loves his lists.)

For all our talk about his being socially retarded, I think he does know how to charm people in a controlled environment.

He's using a teleprompter, by the way.

HBJ

Re: Kevin Speaks!

Posted: 23 May 2011 15:16
by Ampoliros
Well we know he certainly doesn't hold anything other than himself and his ego as sacred.