WorldCon, Day 4

I’m tempted to write, well, more of the same, and unfortunately I’m not inclined to take a lot of photos at SF conventions, mostly because I’m pretty much a scenery photographer rather than a people photographer. 

More panels, more meeting up with friends from the Bujold list, more interesting conversations.

In the evening Mary and I went to the Hugo Awards ceremony, which is basically a People’s Choice Award for all things SF (although you do have to be a member of the World Science Fiction Society, attending WorldCon or not, to vote), but it’s a good deal more prestigious, or so I gather.  “Hugo Award winning” seems to mean something when it comes to book sales, at any rate.

It was highly entertaining, at least from my point of view.  The two hosts, Jay Lake and Ken Scholes, really should do standup comedy together more often, and several of the presenters and recipients were quite funny as well.

The best novel category did not go to Bujold’s CryoBurn, but to Connie Willis’s time travel duology Blackout and All Clear.  I’ve enjoyed some of Willis’s previous work (To Say Nothing of the Dog was laugh out loud funny), so I really ought to look into these.  One of these days…

And that was my fourth and last full day at WorldCon.  Tomorrow, headed west again.