In my Fan Writer and Other Hugo Stuff post, I joked about what the goblins would do with a Hugo rocket. It occurs to me now that while the other goblins were arguing about how to reach the moon, Braf would promptly run off with the trophy to test its nose-picking properties…
Anyway, y’all have until March 11 to get your nominations in. I submitted mine over the weekend, and there were two items I wanted to share.
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension. Seanan McGuire pointed out that the Phineas and Ferb movie totally qualifies for this category. Dimension-hopping kids, a cyborg platypus, lemonade-loving robots … I’m a big fan of the show, and I’d love to see this make the ballot.
Best Editor (Long Form): Betsy Wollheim of DAW. Disclaimer: DAW is my publisher, though Betsy is not my editor. You can read Pat Rothfuss’ tribute to Betsy here (Betsy is Pat’s editor). Betsy puts in a tremendous amount of work, and helps DAW to put out an awful lot of good books.
And now for some random Hugo-related snark and commentary. (Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have already seen some of these.)
Do the Hugos have a Best Dystopia category? I’d like to nominate certain members of Congress…
Given the issues with certain SF/F trophies (like the World Fantasy Award, which is 1) butt-ugly and 2) based on one disgustingly racist dude), all trophies from this point forward should be made out of LEGO. That way if you don’t like it, you can just make it into something else.
Should we also have a category for Best Review? And another for Best Author Completely Losing His/Her Sh*t Over a Review?
I’m still grumpy that “Invisible Cheezburger!” lost the Best Cat Macro Hugo a few years back.
If I had a time machine, I’d go back and convince Hugo Gernsback’s parents to name him Bob. Because I want to write a Bob-winning book. (For those with gutter-mind (like me), naming him Richard could also be amusing.)
I debated nominating Castle for Best Hugo for Short-Form Drama. Their depiction of the authorial lifestyle qualifies as fantasy, right?
Next year, Neil Gaiman is getting my Hugo nomination for Best Response to a Bigoted A**hole.
If we created a Hugo for Best Panel Moderation, do you think it would encourage more people to actually moderate panels?
New rule: every fantasy author who doesn’t treat horses like tireless hairy motorcycles automatically gets a Hugo.
The Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation That Isn’t a Reboot, Sequel, or Retelling has been removed from this year’s ballot due to the relative lack of eligible entries.