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The 2015 Awards Consideration Post

Another year, another post to let those of you who vote for science fiction/fantasy awards know what I have have that is eligible for your consideration.


I have no eligible fiction this year.


I am eligible for Best Fan Writer. I wrote a variety of reviews, primarily at Skiffy and Fanty and SF Signal.

At Skiffy and Fanty, I also did a number of “Mining the Genre Asteroid” columns. At SF Signal, I curated a number of Mind Melds, and conducted a number of interviews.

I also wrote a number of other articles. Most Prominently:

Silk Road Fantasy and Breaking the Great Wall of Europe (at SF Signal)

Writing in Ink to Samarkand (at a Dribble of Ink)

I also wrote the overview for Guest of Honor Kate Elliott at the 2014 Fantasycon in York, England.


The Skiffy and Fanty Show, of which I am a co-host, is eligible for a Hugo award (Best Fancast) and also eligible for the Parsec Award. Although I would not be nominable myself, I also participate on a number of other podcasts eligible for both awards, including the SF Signal Podcast, The Incomparable, and SFF Audio.

2014 at a Glance

The year 2014.

The year 2014 was the year my best friend Scott Olson died from complications from influenza.

The year 2014 was the year that, therefore, I did not go on the grand adventure to Alaska.

The year 2014 was the year I got Hugo nominated for a podcast (the Skiffy and Fanty Show) of all things. Surprising given I am shy and stuttering.

The year 2014 was the year I went to my first World SF Convention (in London!)

The year 2014 was the year I consumed over 115 books.

The year 2014 was the year that was another step in the road. I continue to plod along.

Onto 2015.