Hi all. Because I have a zillion projects that I’m juggling right now, I’m late on the Eligibility Round-Ups for 2013 work.
I only published one fiction work in 2013 — CELEBROMANCY, the second in my Ree Reyes urban fantasy series. It is a 2nd in series, but it was written to be accessible to new readers and a stand-alone for folks who don’t like series. It’s available in ebook and the audiobook is performed marvelously by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Mary’s performance of CELEBROMANCY is eligible for Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form, due to the current interpretation of how audiobooks are handled for eligibility. I’d strongly encourage people to consider their favorite audiobook performances of 2013 when drawing up your Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form ballots.
I suppose I am also eligible for the World Fantasy — Special Award: Professional for my work as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. But in reality, that award should go to someone making more of an impact on the field. I’m still warming up at Angry Robot — my best is yet to come.
My other award-nominable activity is on the fannish side. I am a contributor to the Skiffy & Fanty blog, which is eligible as best Fanzine. I am also an occasional co-host on the Skiffy & Fanty Show, which is eligible for best Fancast.
And my proudest S&F achievement for 2013, if by proud I mean delighted because it was so much fun, is the Skiffy & Fanty Show Torture Cinema episode on Sharknado. Recording that episode included far more laughing and hilarity than the Daily Recommended Dose, and was really what cemented my friendship with Shaun Duke, Jen Zink, and Julia Rios, who I would go on to join in Skiffy & Fanty hostitude. That episode, taken on its own, would be eligible for Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form. And wouldn’t it be cool to have something not a movie win the Hugo? Super cool. I won’t shill hard for my novel, but I will shill for that podcast episode. It was super-cool.
Conveniently, in the latest episode of the Skiff & Fanty Show, I make some recommendations of some of the stuff I most enjoyed and would love to see on awards ballots, so you can hear some of what I have to recommend that way.