September 1st, 2007


By the Power of WSFS!

Here's a couple of photos from the Friday Business Meeting. Lisa also recorded the meeting on video, but it will be a while before it's in a downloadable form, if ever -- the original file is over 2 GB even at only medium resolution. Besides, we want to cut out the Committee of the Whole in the middle.

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Now I really must get some sleep, as there is a full day of Business Meeting and Hugo Awards Ceremonies ahead of me.
Manga Kevin


I have a bunch of photos here. I have no time to go through and pick out some of them and show them to y'all with descriptions. Instead, I've been reduced to a relatively raw dump into Flickr. You'll get some idea of what's going on by the keywords and file names.

Giving Myself the Business

This morning I have the Main Business Meeting, where most of the weighty business before WSFS this year will be debated. After that I have about a three-hour block of time where I must get lunch, try to pick up my Donbura-Con tickets if they're issuing them yet, and then get ready for the Hugo Awards Ceremony.
Hugo Trophy

Hugo Awards Ceremony Tonight

The Hugo Awards ceremony is this evening, but it starts two hours earlier than traditional. For me, that's an even earlier start because as an acceptor, I should be there for the pre-ceremony reception that starts at 4:30.

Shortly after the ceremony, I will telephone Cheryl in the UK to let her know the ceremony is over and that the results can be posted on the Hugo Awards web site and SF AwardsWatch. About the only places you'll see the results earlier will be anyone live-blogging them during the ceremony, and possibly Nippon 2007's own site.
Hugo Trophy

Getting Gussied Up

In about 30 minutes, the reception for the Hugo Awards Ceremony will begin. The ceremony will be 90 minutes later. We just got back from lunch (and from buying croissants and stuff for breakfast tomorrow morning, which saves money and time) and will shortly be changing into our formal clothes to head downstairs for the reception.

There are only slightly more than 1000 seats in the main hall for the Hugo Awards. (They are running overflow video seating in other rooms of the convention center in order to handle the load.) I of course have a reserved seat for me and Lisa, for which I'm grateful.

Anyway, time to get cleaned up and ready to roll. Not sure when I'll be back online after the ceremony, as there is the Hugo Losers Party to attend after the reception. Be sure to check the Hugo Awards web site starting from around 2000 Yokohama time. We'll be getting the Hugo results posted as soon after the ceremony as I can call Cheryl with them.