It is that time of year again, when I make a heartfelt plea to my fans to nominate some good stuff for the Hugo awards. And this year I’ve added cartoons!
For the full interactive media effect as you read this VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE you should open this link in a new window and play this song in the background: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0
Note. I am a writer, not a cartoonist. However, since everybody seemed to like the silly cartoons I did for the special Kickstarter autographs I figured this was worth a shot.
Okay, click on it to blow it up. I have no idea what I’m doing. 🙂
EDIT: Reader Steve Skojec made a helpful video for Voice Over guy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGKlOkQsxY
VOICE OVER GUY: The ugly truth is that the most prestigious award in sci-fi/fantasy is basically just a popularity contest, where the people who are popular with a tiny little group of WorldCon voters get nominated and thousands of other works are ignored. Books that tickle them are declared good and anybody who publically deviates from groupthink is bad. Over time this lame ass award process has become increasingly snooty and pretentious, and you can usually guess who all of the finalists are going to be that year before any of the books have actually come out or been read by anyone, entirely by how popular the author is with this tiny group.
This is a leading cause of puppy related sadness.
CorreiaTech CFO, Wendell the Manatee.
Thank you, Wendell. Profound words indeed.
For just $40 you can register as a supporting member for WorldCon and nominate up to five works in every category. This year Warbound, the last book of the Grimnoir trilogy is eligible. And since FDR is actually one of the villains this book will make literati heads explode!
Only you can make literati heads explode.*
*Disclaimer. Literati heads might not literally explode.
But wait. There’s more! Normally all of the voters are sent a packet of all the nominated works to read, so you get more than your membership costs worth of eBooks. Sure, most of them are screeds about corporate greed, global warming, dying polar bears, or whatever the left wing cause of the day is, but that’s why we need to nominate some works that are actually entertaining.
If you would like to register to vote for the Hugos, you need to buy a supporting membership here http://www.loncon3.org/memberships/ before January 31st. For those of you who are already registered, or who took part in Sad Puppies 1, you are already eligible to nominate here, http://www.loncon3.org/nominations.php
Thank you for your support.
Okay, seriously. I don’t know how cartoonists do it. Writing is WAY easier.