February 22nd, 2007

Hugo Trophy

Hugo Recommendations Updated

My job presses upon me -- nearly 12 hours today -- but I did get the rest of basfa's recommendations and updates posted to hugo_recommend. Don't forget to vote!

I admit to not being as well-read this past year as I would have liked, but I'll be casting a ballot on those categories where I have an opinion.
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Manga Kevin

Return of the Living Thread

Mike Glyer has commented on a thread a few days ago that I think people who were interested in the discussion about Fan Writer may want to read. Better that you should comment back there if you want to do so, so I am turning off comments on this post.
Match Game SF


While talking with Lisa about plans for Match Game SF at BayCon -- I still haven't heard back from anyone at BayCon about the various technical and organizational issues I raised -- I was prompted to go looking for that long skinny microphone Gene Rayburn uses. Aside from the ability to recreate the original show, the long microphone is practical when I'm having to stick a microphone in people's faces.

Google searches tell me that Gene's microphone is a Sony ECM-51. I see versions of it have gone for $200-$300 on eBay. I have a standing search in place on eBay now in case someone else wants to sell one. I don't know if I'd pay $250 for one, though.