Saturday August 9, 2008 In older times, it would take me days to find out what had happened at the World Science Fiction Convention. Tonight, http://sfawardswatch.com led me to Cheryl Morgan’s Liveblogging of the Hugo and other awards.
I also tried Twitter, following Wim Lewis’s advice (on rec.arts.sf.*) and searching on “Hugo OR Worldcon.” The results weren’t as good.
I checked http://sfsignal.com a few minutes after ll PM CDT, and they had the Hugo results from two twitterati whose twittering was better than what I’d seen earlier: Karen Burnham (spiralgalaxy) and John Joseph Adams (johnjosephadams.) I bookmarked Karen Burnham’s review website, http://spiralgalaxyreviews.blogspot.com .
Other spec-fic news sites didn’t yet have the award results.
The Worldcon business meeting produced a bit of controversy over Hugo categories. And I expect to see outraged comments about at least one Hugo winner. I stopped taking such controversies seriously after “Best Nonfiction Book” was won by a collection of Charles Addams cartoons. (That category is now called “Best Related Book.”)