Hugo Award voting opened not long ago, and the Nebula nominations are out. Awards season is in full swing! And that means it’s time (long past time, actually) for me to mention that I generated some award-eligible content last year. And I’ll be honest: I would indeed appreciate you considering me when you fill out your ballots1.
I didn’t publish any fiction last year (damn novel taking up all my energy), so all my eligible works are in other categories.
Best Related Work: io9 Newsstand
“Works of literary criticism” fit in this category, and my io9 column fits that label. Every week I posted links to short fiction (stories, novelettes, novellas) that I loved and wanted everyone to read. I hope I also shined a light on stories and authors the io9 audience wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Best Fancast: JEMcast
Just in case you think Jem and the Holograms was not a genre show, I will remind you that it was about a woman who changed her appearance via hologram-generating earrings controlled by an AI that was magically able to connect to government computers via wireless Internet, which did not exist in 1985, when the show happens. And that’s not even getting into the time travel.
Every week on the JEMcast we analyze (and sometimes make fun of) an episode of the show. We also provide commentary on Jem-related stuff, such as the movie we’ve already all forgotten exists. I love our little show and I’m very proud of the episodes we produced last year and continue to produce this year.
Links to some of my favorite episodes:
- The Music Awards: Part 1 & Part 2
- The Jem Jam: Part 1 & Part 2
- Bonus: Jem and the Holograms – The Movie
Best Fancast: The Tempest Challenge
Fancast includes vlogs, and thus my challenge videos are also eligible. I didn’t produce that many last year, though, so I’m putting more effort into boosting the signal for JEMcast. However, I will not stop anyone from nominating the videos as well.
Some of my best:
Best Fan Writer: K Tempest Bradford
Writing from my blog is what counts toward this–well, the blog and social media posts and such, perhaps? I’m not the most prolific blogger these days. Though when I do write I tend to drop a bunch of stuff at once then go back to social media.
Here is the link to all my 2015 posts and here are a few I’m particularly proud of from last year:
- KidLit Authors and Illustrators: Time To Step Up
- I Challenge You To Support and Signal-Boost Marginalized Voices
- Sometimes Allies Are Bad Actors
- Good Writers, Coasting, and How You Can Avoid Joss Whedon’s Mistakes
- The Historical Accuracy Fallacy
- Further Discussions of Rape in Fiction and Media
And that’s it. As I said, I hope you will consider me when making your nominations. In my next post I’ll list the stories and other stuff I loved from last year that I think you should also consider.
- Do I need to put a disclaimer here saying NO SLATES, OH GOD, NO SLATES? I doubt it. Just in case: No slates, y’all. Nominate stuff you love and vote for what you think is best. [↩]