March 23rd, 2009

Hugo Sign

Best Graphic Story: Questions on Workability

I'm quoted in this posting that calls into question the viability of the Best Graphic Story Hugo Award as currently constituted, and suggests (as far as I can tell) that only printed collections on paper should be eligible.

Graphic Story, like the two Dramatic Presentation and four Written Fiction categories, uses the serialized-work rule, in which multiple parts of the same story presented over time only count after publication of the final part. ajr states that this shouldn't be used for graphic stories, for reasons stated there.

I'm going to close comments on this subject here, because I think would be better if anyone with an opinion on it say so over there where it started.

I do think, speculatively, that an amendment to narrow the scope of Best Graphic Story to apply to only printed-on-paper collections would reduce the scope of the proposed constitutional amendment (by making fewer things eligible) and thus would probably be legal without requiring an additional year of ratification.
Hugo Trophy

Hugo Awards: Not Enough Fantasy?

Some years ago, when a Harry Potter book won Best Novel, there was a protest at how terrible it was that Fantasy won a Hugo and that the "Hugo Judges" must Do Something about it. As I say in a comment there, I would like to put protesters of that ilk in with this poster who complains about there not being enough fantasy due to "the Hugo's blatant anti-fantasy bias." It would be amusing in a "Let's you and him fight" sort of way.
Conrunner Kevin

Advantage of Working from Home

The overflowing recycling bins were dumped this morning. By the time I noticed (coming back from my walk after lunch), they were already two-thirds full again, so I quickly took my recycling out this afternoon before they ran out of space again.