Ken Uhland Award
I was informed a few weeks ago that SiliCon
planned to present me with the Ken Uhland Award
for service to Bay Area fandom. They (not surprisingly) expected I would be attending on account of I'd purchased a membership; however, after I'd bought it, the business up in here in Oregon came up and I gave my membership away. Given that for Worldcon purposes, I was designated johnnyeponymous
, I asked him if he would substitute for me at SiliCon, and he agreed, for which I'm very grateful. I sent him an acceptance speech as well. He, of course, had the benefit of knowing that he'd actually have to present it.( The acceptance speech I sent him followsCollapse )
I admit to being slightly embarrassed to be presented with an award for service to Bay Area fandom and then not being able to accept it in person because instead of going to a Bay Area convention, I went off to Oregon to work on an old house with my wife. But SiliCon's people reassured me that this was not a problem. I at least did what I could to make sure my membership didn't go to waste by giving it to someone who could use it.
I really am flattered to receive this award. Thank you again to SiliCon, and to Chris for accepting it on my behalf. Current Mood: flattered