Talked Me Into It
I am quite obviously eligible
for the Best Fan Writer Hugo Award for the stuff I write on this LJ plus a whole lot of writing elsewhere, possibly most notably on Mike Glyer's File 770 news site. But as people were talking me up for a Hugo Award nomination, I was uneasy, given that I'm Chairman of the WSFS Mark Protection Committee and possibly the most visible member of the Hugo Awards Marketing Committee. While I'm not required
to recuse myself from consideration, I thought it possible that it would be unseemly and that I'd be considered using undue influence. But Cheryl Morgan wrote yesterday
about this subject, and I found her argument persuasive. So if you should in fact think that my writing is award-worthy, don't think that you're throwing your vote away to mention me.
Not that I really expect to make the shortlist, but I figured that before nominations close (23:59 PDT tonight), I should clarify the situation. And for those of you who have written to tell me that you've nominated me, my thanks. And no, I won't describe myself as a "Hugo Award Nominee." Current Mood: thoughtful