In which we take on the Hugosplosion, update you on Aussie awards, defy Doomsday, and address the possible misappropriation of the term glittery hoo-ha. It’s just been that sort of fortnight. … without me! It’s an epic one! You can get them from iTunes, or at Galactic Suburbia.
Defying Doomsday crowdfunding campaign.
Tiptree Award (more on this next time when Alex is with us)
HUGOSPLOSION – take a deep breath, we’re going in.
Updated Hugo ballot as of Sat 19 April
io9 – the withdrawal of two authors from the ballot.
Stats on the Hugos: Whose Rocket by Aidan Walsh
David Gerrold, this year’s GOH on the history of the Worldcon
#NewHugoCategories Hashtag on Twitter
Connie willis on Why I won’t be a presenter at this year’s awards
George RR Martin being outspoken on LJ about who is responsible for Sad & Rabid Puppies.
Kari Sperring on ego and the expectation of awards
N K Jemisin – Not the affirmative action you meant, not the history you’re making
Alisa’s proposal for her Hugo reading.
What Culture Have we Consumed?
Alisa: Lost, Sex Criminals, Daredevil Ep 1, Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (she’s an archaeologist? Oh man!)
Tansy: Rat Queens; Interstellar; Faerie Tale Theatre, Daredevil, The Blacklist; Eleanor Arnason – Me & Science Fiction, what are we, chopped liver?
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