Monday, August 22, 2011

WorldCon Day 4

I realize that at least half the people I met at WorldCon have a first name starting with a J. ;)

Highlight of the day: The Hugo Awards!

The ceremony was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be--very humorous hosts and gracious acceptance speeches (though one guy completely freaked out that he won, ripped off his jacket on stage, and cursed into the microphone on several occasions. In tears, mind you). A lot of the people I voted for actually didn't make it. But, an interesting note, Girl Genius is withdrawing its name from the ballot for future Hugos. They have the Oprah Winfrey complex--they just keep winning, so they want to let someone else have a chance. I wouldn't be surprised if Howard Tayler took the Hugo next year.

Outside of that, the day was quite mellow. Went to a couple of panels, did a little copyediting for the newsletter, took Danny back to the motel for a break. Us Utah writers did go out to Foley's Irish Pub for dinner, and I got to talk to some new people, though not as much as I would have liked. Ah well, that's what email and Twitter is for, right?

Overall, I'm very glad I went to WorldCon (didn't do day 5 as I was driving back to Salt Lake!). More for the networking than for the panels, but I had a good time. (Though unless I publish-slash-become oddly wealthy, I don't know when I'll be able to attend another.)

I heard Westercon might come to Utah in the next year or so. Here's hoping! My next convention will be Life, the Universe, and Everything in February.

Until then, I have a lot of writing to do.

1 comment:

  1. I was disappointed that none of the Utah authors won too.

    I hadn't heard Westercon might make it to Utah! That would be an excellent year for cons in SLC, what with World Horror coming next year too.