|Me giving my talk "Le Guin's Daoism" at Worldcon 76 on Aug. 18, 2018 (Photo credit: Mike Substelny)|
I recently attended Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California, where I also gave a talk called "Le Guin's Daoism." I unfortunately had to leave before the Hugo Awards ceremony took place, although I was able to watch it online from home. Check out the results here (if you want a breakdown of the votes, see here). I heartily recommend watching the acceptance speech of N. K. Jemisin, who is as of Sunday a three-time winner of the Hugo for Best Novel!
My Hugo ballot matches the results for Novel, Short Story, Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), Graphic Story, Professional Artist, Semiprozine, and Fanzine (I also got the Campbell Award right with Rebecca Roanhorse). Overall I was pretty pleased with the Hugo results this year. Luckily the whole Puppy thing seems to have blown over, or at least the Puppies took their yapping elsewhere. Either way, good riddance.
Here are some highlights of my con experience: