Hugo Ballots and a Note About Cream Cheese

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Urg! Things around here have been both tedious and very, very busy, which is why I have been neglecting these posts as of late. I would like to say it’s been because I was doing something cool, like playing the new SimCity, but everyone would know that was a lie, for rather obvious reasons. Well I’m going to get back to it, so here we go.

The amazing thing about the internet is that it allows you to reach micro–demographics. Usually this factoid is used to explain why people who are erotically excited by razzberry–flavored cream cheese no longer die alone, but now have their own annual convention (it’s in Wisconsin, of course), and are able to recruit enough warriors to do some serious damage to those onion–chive heretics who continue to pollute our precious baked goods.

…Sorry, mixing my fandoms again. Where was I? Oh yes. So this post it targeted at those people who are eligible to nominate for the 2012 Hugo Awards, who actually care about the Graphic Novel category, who would like to see Girl Genius win (or at least get on the ballot), and who have not yet sent in their ballot. This is admittedly cutting it pretty close, as nominations close tomorrow night, and to make it worse, tonight is Daylight Savings so–Bang! There goes another hour already.

Aw well, it’s not like we want it to be boring. No doubt there are people who are confused at this point, who are saying “Hey, didn’t you guys remove yourselves from contention in this category?” Indeed we did, and last year the rocket got taken away by Ursula Vernon for the excellent ‘Digger’ (http://www.diggercomic.com/), which was definitely The Best Fantasy Webcomic About a Wombat ever, so I think we can retire that category and move on. However we only removed ourselves for one (1) year, so we can once again allow ourselves to get all stressed out.

The volume under discussion will be called ‘Agatha Heterodyne and the Seige of Mechanicsburg, by Phil & Kaja Foglio and Cheyenne Wright, and I hope that we can can count on both of you out there that fulfill all the requirements of this post to get off your butt and go vote.