Category Archives: General

Cora is the Winner of the 2021 Space Cowboy Award!

This is yet another announcement post, because I’ve been getting a lot of good news to announce of late. For starters, I was interviewed by Dierck Wittenberg of the local paper Kreiszeitung about my Hugo nomination. You can read the … Continue reading

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Cora is a Hugo Finalist Again!

As you probably know, the finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards have just been announced. You can watch the announcement video on the DisCon III YouTube channel. And I promise you that the detailed analysis of the finalists, which I … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the 2021 Hugo Finalists, Whoever They May Be

DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon in Washington DC, will announce the finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards on April 13. Right now, no one except for possibly the Hugo administrators knows who those finalists will be. However, sometime in the … Continue reading

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Cora’s Adventures at CoNZealand, the Virtual 2020 Worldcon, and Some Thoughts on Virtual Conventions in General

So far, I’ve talked a lot about the Hugo ceremony at CoNZealand, the virtual 2020 Worldcon, but little about the con itself, which is a pity, because CoNZealand was actually pretty good, all things considered. Normally, this would be a … Continue reading

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More Reactions to the 2020 Hugo Ceremony and a bit about the Retro Hugos

I’d hoped to get my comments on the generally excellent winners of the 2020 Hugo Awards up today (ETA: It’s here). However, this was not to be, for two days later we’re still talking about the neverending Hugo ceremony from … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the 2020 Hugo Ceremony a.k.a. Reminiscing with George

This was not the post I wanted to write today. The post that I hoped to write was, “Hey, I won a Hugo. Go me!” However, Bogi Takács won and a most deserving winner they are, too. And in fact, … Continue reading

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Cora Goes to CoNZealand, the Virtual 2020 Worldcon

CoNZealand, the virtual 2020 Worldcon, kicks off tomorrow or rather tonight. If you’re a member of CoNZealand, you can see me on the following panels: The Evolution of Fanzines Format: Panel 29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 16:00 – 16:50, Programme Room … Continue reading

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Reminder: Hugo and Retro Hugo Voting Closes on July 22, 2020

Voting for the Hugos and the Retro Hugos opened in mid July. Because of the delays, the voting deadline has been extended until Wednesday, July 22, 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time/Thursday, 23 July, 18:59 New Zealand time. If you’re an attending … Continue reading

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Cora is a 2020 GUFF Candidate

The ballot for the 2020 Going Under Fan Fund (GUFF) race has been announced and I am one of the candidates. What is GUFF, you ask? The Going Under a.k.a. Get Up and Over Fan Fund is a great project … Continue reading

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The Nativity, Rendered in Playmobil

It’s been a long time, since I had a nativity scene for the holidays – unless you count glass figurines depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph. However, my issue is that the woodcarved nativity scenes I like are hugely expensive and … Continue reading

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