Day 45. 97,293 words.
I was delighted to see that some of my contributions had made it into the final farewell newsletter from the Helsinki Worldcon people.
Here, for anyone who missed out on the newsletter, is my reminiscence-story. Well done dreameling on the excellent photo (as I believe I said before). And the link under my name, in case you were interested, was a kind shout-out to my Amazon page.
They also very nicely linked to the Hatstand’s posts about Worldcon, and they also had a page about the Hugo Awards. As luck would have it, as a ticket-holder for 2017’s Worldcon, I’m still eligible to nominate for 2018 even though I’m not going.
And I have a couple of books that were published in 2017, so what the Hell.
If you were a Worldcon attendee, this is all you need to throw on your nomination ballot. Unless, you know, you feel there are other artists out there who deserve a fair shake. 2017 was admittedly a slow year for me.
As you can maybe see from that tiny screencap, I dropped Bad Cow, Human and Deadshepherd in the Best Novel category, which means The Final Fall of Man gets one more shot at Best Series. I also dropped Gabriel Gajdoš into the best artist category for his covers as always. Also, if you’re looking for someone to nominate for Best Fan Writing, look no further than Mzzbee’s stuff.
 Technically I entered this to the ballot in 2017 as well, but a) it didn’t make the short list and b) it was published, officially, in January 2017 so it is eligible for the 2018 ballot. More than it was for the 2017 ballot, actually, since the publishing date on the first page doesn’t match with Amazon’s publication date.
Best of all, the Worldcon people have a wiki, and a google doc for Hugo suggestions. I added myself – here’s the Best Novel page, and here’s the Best Series page – which was a bit fiddly but hopefully worth it. Sadly I didn’t have time to add Gabriel and Mzzbee to their places but I will do it if I get a chance before March.
So check it out! And nominate me if you can be bothered. Or share the information around. Or just try to get through your Wednesday in one piece, basically. I can’t ask for more than that from my dear friends.