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I see that SFWA is going to simulcast the Nebula Awards banquet. That should be interesting. May 15…hum…checking calendar.

I have always been an awards kind of guy. Yes, the weird voting patterns and the in-fighting that surrounds them can be a bit, er, flummoxing, but I generally find my way around that aspect of things. And, yeah, sometimes I look at an award and think injustice has been done. But sue, me–I like success stories. I like seeing what can be achieved when people put their minds to it.

I also admit I’m a bit intrigued about SFWA as a whole these days. I let my membership lapse some time back, and have been debating stepping back into the organization. Not sure I’ll have time to tie into the simulcast, but it does have me thinking, and thinking is good, eh?

Most of the time, anyway.

Progress update: Ok, so enough blather…what have I done today?

Well, not much. I had a early morning call for the real job with team mates in India that took up most of my time. I did manage a scan through of about ten pages of novel manuscript that I see needs major rewriting. It’s a sub-story of a couple fighter pilots that seems to just sit on the page and not do as much as I need it to do.

I’ll plan to do some thinking about that at lunch.


  1. April 22, 2010    

    Ron, I am planning on recording the awards ceremony in addition to streaming it so that those that can’t make the live event can also watch it later, if interested.

  2. April 22, 2010    

    Sounds great, Chris. Thanks for noting that.

  3. April 29, 2010    

    For those in the New York City Area who cannot attend the May 15th 2010 Nebula Awards Dinner in Cape Canaveral, Florida, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has arranged NYC NEBULA NIGHT which will include a large-screen Simulcast of the Florida-based ceremony – along with a full-scale reception and dinner including an Open Wine Bar, Rib-Eye Steak and Paella. NYC NEBULA NIGHT will be held at The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art at 138 Sullivan St. in New York, NY. Catering will be provided by Sagaponack of Chelsea. The SGDA is owned by John Ordover, who has spent over 20 years in the science fiction field. .

    The cost of the evening is $65 for SFWA members, $75 for all others; 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. There are only Fifty (50) seats available so please act promptly. Tickets can be purchased at

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