September 1st, 2009

Hugo Trophy

Oscars Adopt Hugo Voting System

According to this article (passed along from a source that usually asks to be left anonymous), the Academy Awards, along with expanding the Best Picture nominations from five to ten, will adopt the same sort of Instant Runoff Voting that we use for the Hugo Awards and other WSFS elections. Until now, they've been using first-past-the-post, so there may well have been Best Picture winners that got only about 21% of the vote, with the remaining votes split among the other nominees.
Match Game SF

MGSF at Silicon

I just got my program plans for SiliCon 2009, and now can confirm that we'll be staging Match Game SF on Sunday in the main Ballroom. I think the start time is intended to be 11:30 AM, but I don't know just yet if that means we're doing setup in the block before that or not.

Once again, here's a call for new questions for the show. MG questions are fill-in-the-blank questions, but not trivia questions. There should be multiple possible answers. Typical question: "The Starfleet Admiral said, 'Captain Kirk has the biggest ___ in Starfleet!'"

Email me questions -- don't post them as comments here or else everyone will see them -- at if you don't already have my address.