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September 1, 2007

Hugo!
Posted by Teresa at 06:09 AM *

crowd.jpg Patrick’s won the Hugo!—for Best Editor (long form), that is. He just phoned from Japan to tell me. I’ll give you more news as it happens—the ceremony is still going on.

Yay, Patrick!

Rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket!

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And the full list of winners is:

Best Novel: Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End (Tor)
Best Novella: Robert Reed, “A Billion Eves” (Asimov’s)
Best Novelete: Ian McDonald, “The Djinn’s Wife” (Asimov’s)
Best Short Story: Tim Pratt, “Impossible Dreams” (Asimov’s)
Best Related Book: Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon (St. Martin’s)
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Pan’s Labyrinth (Picturehouse)
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): “Girl in the Fireplace” (Doctor Who)
Best Professional Editor (Long Form): Patrick Nielsen Hayden (W00t!) (Tor)
Best Professional Editor (Short Form): Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
Best Locus: Locus, ed. Charles N. Brown
Best Fanzine: Science-Fiction Five-Yearly (again: W00t!), ed. Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers
Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
John W Campbell Best New Writer Award: Naomi Novik

[Another image after the jump.]

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Comments on Hugo!:
#1 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:24 AM:

W00t!

OK, now the Hub is staring at me. I don't usually react to onscreen things by pushing the wheely chair back from the table with my arms in the air, exclaiming, "Yes!"*.

Congratulations, Patrick.

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* I know that this is a character flaw.

#2 ::: Nicholas Whyte ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:34 AM:

Congratulations to him!!!!

#3 ::: Nic ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:36 AM:

Congratulations!

#4 ::: Michael Weholt ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:44 AM:

Holy Rocket Ships, Batman!!

Way to go!

#5 ::: Mike Bakula ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:46 AM:

Congrats!

#6 ::: Connie H. ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:46 AM:

Wooohooo! Huzzah!

#7 ::: Deanna Hoak ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:48 AM:

Many congratulations!

#8 ::: Michael Weholt ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:49 AM:

Of course, the only problem I see is that instead of using the already mouthfulish "Patrick Nielsen Hayden", we will have to refer to him as "The Hugo Award Winning Patrick Nielsen Hayden".

Well, I guess we'll just have to soldier on. :)

#9 ::: Adrian Bedford ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:54 AM:

Wow! Congratulations, Patrick! For what book did you win?

#10 ::: Steve Taylor ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:55 AM:

Justice is served! Way to go!

#11 ::: Zeke ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:29 AM:

That's wonderful! Congratulations; I can't wait to hear more!

#12 ::: John Mark Ockerbloom ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:31 AM:

Congratulations Patrick!

The full winners' list just went up at
http://www.thehugoawards.org/?p=134

#13 ::: Laurie D. T. Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:42 AM:

Congratulations and ABOUT TIME!!!

#14 ::: John Scalzi ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:53 AM:

Well, of COURSE he won it. He edits such fine authors.

#15 ::: Nancy Lebovitz ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:58 AM:

Congratulations!

#16 ::: Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:58 AM:

Congrats to all winners, and I really like the award design, referencing as it does Japanese and Euro-American SF traditions.

#17 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:58 AM:

So he does, John.

Welcome to the ranks of best fanwriter nominees for whom it was an honor just to be nominated.

#18 ::: John Scalzi ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:02 AM:

TNH@17:

Yes, poor Dave Langford. Cursed never to lose that Hugo.

#19 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:06 AM:

He is awfully good. It's something of a consolation -- not just for the obvious reason, but also because it means the list of people who've won Best Fanwriter when you haven't is much shorter than it would otherwise be.

And hey, at least you get nominated. I've been at this gig so long that no one even remembers I'm eligible. (That's what I tell myself, at any rate.)

#20 ::: Elaine ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:13 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#21 ::: pat greene ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:14 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#22 ::: A.J. sees typos ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:17 AM:

(I feel faintly embarrassed -- nay, heretical -- to call a typo in a Teresa post, but the language tic will not back down.)

novelete


Anyhow, absolutely smashing! Hooray for Patrick!

#23 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:21 AM:

Yay, Patrick! Congratulations!

#24 ::: Linda Daly ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:23 AM:

I'll add my congratulations to the bunch. Well done!

#25 ::: Adam Lipkin ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:26 AM:

Woohoo! Congrats, Patrick!

#26 ::: Jo Walton ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:30 AM:

Woot!

That's really well deserved. Pretty good results all round.

And T, you're on the "long list" of runner up nominations for fanwriter, and not so far down it as all that.

#27 ::: JC ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:33 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Yippee!!

#28 ::: Nix ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:33 AM:

I don't know how many years this long-deserved award has been waiting in the wings. It's good to see the split into short- and long-form editors is working :)

#29 ::: Sandra McDonald ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:34 AM:

Congratulations to Patrick!!

#30 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:36 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!!!

#31 ::: Fred ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:38 AM:

Congratulations!

#32 ::: Lila ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:39 AM:

Go Patrick! Go Tor!!

Have a safe trip home.

#33 ::: Cynthia ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:39 AM:

Hooray! Woo Hoo! Congratulations!

#34 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:41 AM:

hurray!
A rocketship for Patrick!

Teresa, you should have one, but when ML becomes eligible for whatever category it should be in - fan blog? semi-pro blog? World's Greatest Moderator? - you'd win really easily.

#35 ::: elizabeth bear ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:44 AM:

congrats!

#36 ::: Neil in Chicago ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:44 AM:

Yaaay!!
And yay for a real movie and yay for Geri and yay for everybody!

#37 ::: Josh Jasper ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:51 AM:

Congrats!

#38 ::: A.J. Luxton ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:00 AM:

I just visited Frank Wu's journal, and I just have to say, this is a really leet year for the sculpture. Double congrats to Patrick.

#39 ::: Sarah Thompson ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:01 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! It was a great thrill to be here to see you get it.

#40 ::: Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:02 AM:

Damm well about time.

Congratulations, Patrick.

#41 ::: Jason Erik Lundberg ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:07 AM:

Yay Patrick! Big congrats!

#42 ::: Julia Jones ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:09 AM:

Woot! Congratulations, Patrick -- it's good to see your name in that list.

#43 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:13 AM:

It must be true. It's on Wikipedia!

(congratulations!)

#44 ::: Elayne Riggs ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:14 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#45 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:24 AM:

Hooray! Congratulations, Patrick! You so deserve it.

(I was also pleased to see that my favorite Doctor Who episode of Season 2 won a rocketship too. And Pan's Labyrinth.)

#46 ::: claire ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:25 AM:

Wheeeeeeeee! What a wonderful thing to wake up to.

I can't wait to see the object...and the grinning boy holding it.

--claire

#47 ::: midori ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:33 AM:

Yay! Congrats!

#48 ::: Robert J. Sawyer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:33 AM:

Hi, Patrick. CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! Carolyn and I are thrilled for you!

#49 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:33 AM:

Uh, what's that robot thing standing next to the rocket?

#50 ::: Scott Taylor ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:33 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick.

Well deserved.

And now you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan as a certified Hugo Winner!

WOOOT!

#51 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:43 AM:

Thank you all. I appear to be the owner of an impressive statue of Ultraman. Supposedly the concom will ship it home to me if I ask them to. Nothing doing. I'm taking it home myself if I have to carry it on my lap.

What I said at the ceremony:

I'm amazed and a little embarrassed. Thank you.I need to thank a few people who were significant mentors in publishing over the years. The late Terry Carr. David Hartwell. Beth Meacham. Tor publisher Tom Doherty. And most of all I want to thank my co-editor and co-conspirator Teresa Nielsen Hayden, without whom I wouldn't be half the editor I am. Thank you again.
What I should have also said:
I also need to thank the extraordinary authors who I've been privileged to publish, people like Maureen F. McHugh, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Raphael Carter, Jonathan Lethem, Cory Doctorow, Geoffrey Landis, Susanna Clarke, Jo Walton, John Scalzi, and I'm absolutely sure that the longer I go on, the more likely it is that I'll forget multiple people who deserve a ton of credit. Thank you all.

#52 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:46 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#53 ::: Avedon ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:46 AM:

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

#54 ::: Glen Engel-Cox ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:48 AM:

Best Locus: Locus, ed. Charles N. Brown

Oh, that was a nice laugh. Thanks, Teresa. And a well-deserved congratulations to Patrick.

#55 ::: beth meacham ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:53 AM:

Yay!

#57 ::: Paul ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:59 AM:

Congradulations, Patrick!

#58 ::: James Veitch ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:08 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#59 ::: Geri Sullivan ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:15 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! I was so pleased to see your name on the winners list as well as several other aspects of the final Hugo results and the full nominations details.

Ultraman looks seriously cool. While I think the MagiCon Hugo base will always be my favorite for sheer design beauty and that piece of real gantry grid that the rocket sits on, this year's Hugo base seems utterly fitting. A rocket and a triff Japanese superhero. Whoohoo!

Many thanks for your w00t!, Teresa. And for the other congratulations here. It truly was an honor to be nominated. This winning stuff is big fun and a huge honor, too.

#60 ::: Dave Langford ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:16 AM:

Huge congratulations, Patrick! Gosh wow, indeed. Apart from boring old me down there among the fans, it's a lovely list.

Two factoids: I really had convinced myself that I couldn't win this year. And I'd completely failed to work out the time difference, so Martin Hoare's politically incorrect email ("Rangfold san wins fanliter Hugo by one vote") didn't even arrive on the day I expected to hear the results.

#61 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:19 AM:

What is the figure standing next to the rocket? Is that Ultraman?

#62 ::: joann ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:19 AM:

Excellent!

#63 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:23 AM:

Durned crossposting. heh. The photo of the award statue is still redacted on the Nippon 2007 website as of a few minutes ago.

#64 ::: Kristjan Wager ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:24 AM:

Congratulations Patrick (and Dave Langford)

#65 ::: MD² ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:28 AM:

Congratulations !

They should have added a 3 minutes timer to that Ultraman statue, for tradition's sake.
You could have kept it in the kitchen and use it when boiling eggs, to impress the guests.

#66 ::: Fiendish Writer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:34 AM:

What wondrous news! Congratuations, sir.

#67 ::: Mary Aileen ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:53 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! A well-deserved award.

#68 ::: Michael Weholt ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:54 AM:

I do have to say the addition of Ultraman is seriously hot. Kind of makes it into yer "Two-Fisted Hugo".

And great congratulations to Geri Sullivan as well. And to the others, of course, it's just that I happen to know these two Two-Fisted Hugo winners.

#69 ::: Paul A. ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:01 AM:

Adrian Bedford @ #9:

My understanding is that the Long Form Editor award is not based on one particular book, but on all the editor's work during the year in question.

(There have been some complaints about this from people who feel that most voters won't have read all the books edited by all the nominees, and thus will not be making informed decisions.)

#70 ::: julie ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:02 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick.

#72 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:05 AM:

OMG, that is the coolest trophy ever.

#74 ::: dan ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:09 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#75 ::: AngiePen ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:10 AM:

That's great! Congrats to Patrick! :D

Angie

#76 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:12 AM:

That is indeed Ultraman.

Here's a pic of this year's trophy. Here's Ultraman. And here's Ultraman in combat! Go, Ultraman!

#77 ::: Greg London ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:12 AM:

Wow! Congratulations!

#78 ::: Scraps ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:14 AM:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

#79 ::: Christopher Turkel ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:17 AM:

Congrats!

And it looks like you have to be billingual to read the plate on the statue. Cool!

#80 ::: Laurie D. T. Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:17 AM:

Geri, yeah, the MagiCon Hugo statue is still my favorite Hugo statue.

I recognized the statue on the Japan award as something I SHOULD have known. Jim correctly identified it, which instantly reminded me of why I'd forgotten what it was... ;->

#81 ::: Greg van Eekhout ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:20 AM:

SO awesome. Congratulations!

#82 ::: Will A. ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:26 AM:

Rocket!

#83 ::: Dawno ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:28 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Very handsome picture of you, too.

#84 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:30 AM:

Congratulation, Patrick! And congratulations to all the winners, even to Charles Brown, who doesn't need another one of those statues because he has shelves full of them.

Have a good trip back.

#85 ::: Kathy Routliffe ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:31 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick; you have deserved it for years!

#86 ::: Michael Bérubé ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:31 AM:

Wow! Kudos on the Hugo, Patrick! Great photo, too--

#87 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:32 AM:

Somehow that turned into "Congratulation." How stingy of me. Many, many congratulations!! Multiples of mazel tov! Joy! Woot! Big fun!

That's better.

#88 ::: chris y ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:40 AM:

Whaaaahey!!!

#89 ::: Pamela Dean ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:43 AM:

How entirely splendid! Perhaps Tor could buy the award its own seat on the plane. That would be fitting.

P.

#90 ::: John Jack ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:44 AM:

Congratulations!

#91 ::: Thomas Nephew ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:49 AM:

Congratulations!

#92 ::: Zak ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:50 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

That's a seriously spiffy Ultraman you got there!

#93 ::: xeger ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:53 AM:

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

#94 ::: Sherwood Smith ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:54 AM:

What excellent news--and I am glad you got to be there to have it happen in person.

#95 ::: Will "scifantasy" Frank ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:55 AM:

Congratulations!

#96 ::: David Dyer-Bennet ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:59 AM:

Wow! Congratulations, Patrick. I've felt you were due to win this award for some time, but I didn't actually think this was the year it was happening, so I'm especially surprised and no less pleased.

#97 ::: Parris McBride ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:06 PM:

Congrats to Patrick! He certainly got a fine looking Hugo, and I hope that he has no problems getting it back home. (I recall carrying home one of Roger Zelazny's Hugos from a WorldCon, it had to go thru the X-Ray machine multiple times, while I resorted to digging out the program book to show the security guards that it really was an award. And that was long before the current security 'protocols').

I'm delighted to see book editors finally get some Hugo respect. They toll and suffer in ways not seen by the general public.

ps - we got the ARCs for INSIDE STRAIGHT Friday and were able to give some to Wild Card writers at Carl Keim's (Melinda Snodgrass' husband) birthday party. Everyone loves the metallic holographic ink enhanced cover art by Michael Komarck (sent separately). A whole new generation of spouses of WILD CARDS writers are now learning that whenever two or more WC writers are gathered, the discussion inevitably turns to the WILD CARDS universe.

#98 ::: Jen Roth ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:06 PM:

Congratulations!

#99 ::: Dorothy Rothschild ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:06 PM:

*plugs ears as it sounds like an air raid siren's going off in here*

Congrats!

#100 ::: Caroline ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:11 PM:

Woohoo! Congratulations, Patrick!

w00t indeed!

#101 ::: Harruet ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:11 PM:

Taking a moment from the madness that is my company's Moving Day to catch up on ML, and saw the Good News! Congratulations to Patrick et al !!! Huzzah!

#102 ::: Wrye ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:13 PM:

Fantastic! Congratulations, team rocket!

#103 ::: Randolph Fritz ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:14 PM:

Well, congratulations!

#104 ::: Joel Polowin ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:19 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick. (Bring it along to Montreal to show off..?)

P J Evans @ 34: Fan Writer would appear to be a relevant category; blogs and other electronic fora are considered to be valid works for it. I don't know about frm mdrtn per se.

#105 ::: moe99 ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:22 PM:

Congratulations! Well deserved.

#106 ::: Buzzcook ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:23 PM:

Any time a guy gets compared to Ben Bova is a good day,

#107 ::: Stephen Frug ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:42 PM:

Congrats, Patrick!!

#108 ::: Rook ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:49 PM:

Congratulations!

#109 ::: Dave Langford ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:59 PM:

PS: I am shocked, shocked to see that apostrophe in Rainbows End (original post). Like Finnegans Wake, it doesn't have one ...

#110 ::: Christopher Davis ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 12:59 PM:

Patrick: Is that a rocket in your lap, or are you just happy to be a winner?

Many many congratulations! The smile on your face says it all, I think.

As to Hugo designs, that is a sweet one indeed. The Fuji in the back of the base (not particularly visible in the photo of Patrick) makes it just that much better; it's reminiscent of the 1996 base.

I haven't seen a 1992 base up close, but that photo looks great.

A design that I really like is 2004's "launch flame"; I even had a chance to hold one (briefly), thanks to Lois McMaster Bujold.

#111 ::: JESR ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:04 PM:

Very cool indeed. Congratulations!

#112 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:04 PM:

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What they said.
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#113 ::: debcha ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:06 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick - what a nice piece of hardware for the mantelpiece!

#114 ::: Madeleine Robins ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:07 PM:

I add my Whoo Hoo!!! to the chorus of others. There were some really excellent winners this year (despite the dearth of female nominees). I'm surprised and delighted that Pan's Labyrinth won, f'rinstance.

And I'm really pleased that my sometime-editor got a rocket!

#115 ::: Madeleine Robins ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:10 PM:

I'm taking it home myself if I have to carry it on my lap.

I look forward to hearing how Airport Security feels about that. I wouldn't let go of it for a second until it was home and on the mantel (even if I had to build a mantel to put it on).

#116 ::: Janice E. ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:12 PM:

I'm sure you're tired of hearing it, but congratulations! It's a long-deserved honor.

#117 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:20 PM:

Christopher Davis @110:
Thank you. I got as far as preview with a similar comment, but chickened out.

#118 ::: Nancy C. Mittens ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:22 PM:

Yay Patrick! Congratulations!

#119 ::: Paula Kate Marmor ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:25 PM:

Oh, what excellent news! Congratulations, Patrick!

#120 ::: Avram ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:26 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick! And that's one spiffy-looking award.

#121 ::: Nina Armstrong ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:35 PM:

Yee Haw! Definitely cause for celebration! And it's especially nice that it's so spiffy-looking..

#122 ::: Clifton Royston ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:39 PM:

Congratulations from me too. Well deserved; you've certainly edited some fine books.

#123 ::: Iorwerth Thomas ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:44 PM:

Congratulations!

#124 ::: Rich McAllister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:48 PM:

This is great, and too long coming.

BTW, the full Hugo voting numbers are already up at The Hugo Awards site (pdf link) -- there were some very close votes.

#125 ::: Bruce Adelsohn ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:53 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Well deserved, indeed.

#126 ::: Kevin J. Maroney ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:57 PM:

Way back at #8, Michael W. said that we now have to refer to PNH as "The Hugo Award Winning Patrick Nielsen Hayden".

It's actually worse--by Chicago Manual style, he should be "The Hugo Award–Winning Patrick Nielsen Hayden", and that hyphen is an en-dash. I don't even know how to type an en-dash into a comment field!

Mazel tov, Mr. The Hugo Award–Winning!

#127 ::: Joyce Reynolds-Ward ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 01:59 PM:

Cool cool cool!

Congrats, and what a neat statue!

#128 ::: Bruce Arthurs ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:00 PM:

Mucho congratulations, Patrick.

I saw the Ultraman standing beside the Hugo rocket and thought, "It comes with an action figure, too? Damn, now I'm really jealous."

(Side note: Hey, there really are Ultraman action figures, in a wide variety of styles.)

(Dang, I posted this a few minutes ago, and it got sent to moderation. Oops, it had a link to Google Images, when I actually meant to include the direct and much shorter link in this version. Teresa, just trashcan the previous comment, thanks.)

#129 ::: Steve Libbey ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:12 PM:

"Best Locus: Locus, ed. Charles N. Brown"

I'm thinking there's a dearth of competition on this particular category.

#130 ::: Vicki ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:15 PM:

Kevin @126:

It's –, which produces – (an en dash). If you want an em dash, change the n to an m.

#131 ::: TexAnne ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:21 PM:

"Dear Buddha, Please bring me an Ultraman and a metal rocket."

Congratulations!

#132 ::: Bruce Cohen (SpeakerToManagers) ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:21 PM:

Yay Patrick!
Hip, Hip, Horay!
Hip, Hip, Horay!
Hip, Hip, Horay!

and Huzzah! to boot

#133 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:25 PM:

Holy Grail, Batman!

#134 ::: Mark D. ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:34 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

And the Hugo Awards Voting System is a masterwork. Congratulations to anyone here who had a hand in designing it, and feel free to take a bow.

#135 ::: albatross ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:35 PM:

Wow!

#136 ::: ethan ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:36 PM:

Hooray! Congratulations, Patrick!

#137 ::: meredith ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:45 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick!! May it be the first of many. :)

#138 ::: Betsey Langan ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:50 PM:

Congratulations!

*\o/*

#139 ::: Daniel Martin ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:52 PM:
Of course, the only problem I see is that instead of using the already mouthfulish "Patrick Nielsen Hayden", we will have to refer to him as "The Hugo Award Winning Patrick Nielsen Hayden".

Why not just refer to him as it does on the statue: パトリック・二-ルセン・ヘイデン

(Yes, I cheated and just plugged "nielsen ヘイデン" into everyone's favorite search engine and then cut-and-pasted)

#140 ::: Dena Shunra ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:56 PM:

Congratulations!

#141 ::: Scott Lynch ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 02:58 PM:

Congratulations!

That really is a rad statue.

#142 ::: Tina ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 03:05 PM:

Congratulations!

#143 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 03:13 PM:

Dratted time zones.

Hurray, huzzah, and well done!

#144 ::: Renee ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 03:18 PM:

Very well deserved. Congratulations!

#145 ::: Rob Hansen ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 03:53 PM:

When Avedon told me the news my first thought was: "It's about bloody time!"

(And 'Girl in the Fireplace' won, too. Way cool.)

#146 ::: Tina Black ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 03:55 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick, and may you happily edit for many years to come.

#147 ::: Greg Machlin ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 04:05 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

And since I came here from atrios, it's only appropriate that I should add…

MARS, BITCHES!

i mean

MARS, PATRICK!

There. That's better.

#149 ::: Parris McBride ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 04:14 PM:

did you notice that Atrios put up a link on Eschaton?

#150 ::: Tania ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 05:25 PM:

How wonderful! What a frabjous day! Congratulations on a deserved honor.

#151 ::: Rose White ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 05:27 PM:

What fantastic news!

#152 ::: Dan ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 05:29 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick. Try not to overdo it with the champagne and karaoke. But, do celebrate well!

#153 ::: sylvia ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 05:50 PM:

HURRAY!

That's great news :)

#154 ::: Darkrose ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:32 PM:

Congratulations! That's awesome!

#155 ::: a rusty butter knife ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:35 PM:

Congratulations! Just thought I'd delurk to tell you that.

#156 ::: elise ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:36 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

I'm taking it home myself if I have to carry it on my lap.

Well, of course! A person has to fondle a statue like that for a while to make sure it's really there, after all; I'm given to understand that part of the joy.

#157 ::: Velma ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:38 PM:

Congratulations! WooHOO!

#158 ::: Soon Lee ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:44 PM:

Congratulations Patrick! And congratulations to all the other winners too!

More importantly, does Ultraman's chest light up?

#159 ::: Mona ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:53 PM:

Congrats, Patrick! And god but I adore Vernor Vinge; just last week reread A Deepness in the Sky -- and have already read Fire Upon the Deep at least thrice. Rainbow must be next.

So cool to sort of know you guys!

#160 ::: dcb ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:56 PM:

Adding to the chorus: congratulations!

And good luck with the x-ray machines. If they can think a gold-coloured painted replica of Big Ben looks like a knife, I hate to think what they might make of a Hugo statue.

#161 ::: Chris Clarke ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 06:58 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick. Wonderful news.

#162 ::: Nick Fagerlund ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:18 PM:

Congratulations!

#163 ::: terrintokyo ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:22 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick! I live in Tokyo (hence the name:-), and I should be out in Yokohama for this, because I really wanted to meet you and Corey Doctorow, but work intruded...anyway, congrats, local version, follows:

おめでっとございます!


#164 ::: Rob Rusick ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 07:50 PM:

Let me be the 164th to congratulate you (if I'm quick enough to the post).

#165 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:01 PM:

Chris O'Shea has posted a sequence of photos covering the whole ceremony, including the very amusing Ultraman silliness, here.

#166 ::: Phil Palmer ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:07 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Long overdue. But what have they done to it? Wasn't it phallic enough? Now there's a volcano as well *and* a tribute to Woody Allen's spermatazoon from All You Wanted To Know About Sex.

#167 ::: Seth Breidbart ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:08 PM:

Congratulations. This is why we created the award (well, not for you personally. . .)

#168 ::: Keir ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:10 PM:

Well deserved, and a nice trophy too.

#169 ::: Mez ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:33 PM:

Yay PNH! Wonderful news indeed – but happier, I hope, than that link. And congratulations to all the happy winners.

#170 ::: Michael Weholt ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:42 PM:

#165 (The Hugo Award-Winning) Patrick Nielsen Hayden: Chris O'Shea has posted a sequence of photos covering the whole ceremony, including the very amusing Ultraman silliness, here.

I am most impressed by the Attack on Tokyo sequence at the beginning. And by the award given to the poor chap who worked for years to bring the convention to Japan, and then had to stay home on doctor's orders.

Not being there, it is hard to know, but my impulse is to give all praise to our comrades in sf from Japan, and to hope that with globalization, more conventions will take place in ever more remote (from the U.S.) locations.

Wouldn't it be great to be alive for the first sf convention held off-Earth?

#171 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 08:58 PM:

Michael @ #170: "more conventions will take place in ever more remote (from the U.S.) locations."

My mother said when I told her the news, "Why don't they hold Worldcon in Hawai'i?"

Not knowing the ins and outs of site selection, I demurred.

#172 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:14 PM:

Probably because conference facilities in Hawaii cost the earth.

#173 ::: Don Fitch ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:26 PM:

Taihen omedeto! (I'm not sure that's the most proper term, but it should be adequate for a gaijin.)

#174 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:27 PM:

PNH @ #172, Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. OTOH, Tokyo? I used to live near there, and its costs even in 1972-1974 weren't insignificant.

#175 ::: Michael Weholt ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:27 PM:

#172 Patrick Nielsen Hayden: Probably because conference facilities in Hawaii cost the earth.

Yes, it is my (feeble) understanding that the reason more conventions don't take place far away is because of the expense of either staying or getting there.

We are not a rich tribe, as I understand it. Thus my hope that somehow globalization will somehow make it more affordable for us.

#176 ::: JKRichard ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:29 PM:

BZ Patrick!

(..and yes, conference facilities on any island in Hawaii (perhaps not Lanai...or Molokai...) would cost the earth)

#177 ::: PurpleGirl ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:37 PM:

Congratulations!

#178 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:39 PM:

For grins I looked at the Hawaii Convention Center rates (downloaded the Zipped .pdf file). All 3 Exhibit Halls - $15K. Hall A alone - $6K (B&C are $4,500 each).

Ouch, and that's just room rental. Attendees in hotels are a whole 'nother ball game.

Ok, forget I spoke.

#179 ::: Steve Buchheit ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:46 PM:

Woohoo! Congrats. The Hugo Rocket AND Ultraman, how cool is that? If the TSA gives you trouble, find the older guy in the crowd of uniforms, point to the statue and say, "It's Ultraman, dude." They're sure to let you pass then.

#180 ::: Kate Salter Jackson ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:47 PM:

Congratulations Patrick!

Kate, Ernie and Sarah.

#181 ::: Alex Cohen ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:52 PM:

Richly deserved and overdue. Congratulations!

#182 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 09:57 PM:

Yeah, facilities in Yokohama aren't cheap, either, but on the other hand there are several thousand fans hereabouts who want there to be a Worldcon in their home area.

#183 ::: Melissa Mead ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:17 PM:

Congratulations!

#184 ::: Susan Kitchens ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:20 PM:

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#185 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:23 PM:

That's an interesting point. I wonder how many SF fans in Hawai'i would be willing to support a Worldcon. For starters, I wonder how many fans there are in Hawai'i. If measured by the amount of shelf space in used bookstores allocated to the genre, there might be quite a few. There's certainly a relatively quick turnover of used books at those places.

#186 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 10:49 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

And congratulations to Dave Langford!

(Parenthetically, yesterday evening I listened to Mike Resnick say that he'd rather be in Atlanta than spend $11,000 to go to Japan to lose two Hugos.)

#187 ::: Juli Thompson ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:07 PM:

Congratulations!

#188 ::: Chris M. Barkley ::: (view all by) ::: September 01, 2007, 11:32 PM:

Patrick,

I know I'm a little late but CONGRATULATIONS on the Hugo win...and for owning one of the coolest Hugos EVER! Wow!!!!!

Best Wishes,
Chris Barkley

ps: Good luck getting that puppy past Homeland Security and the TSA...8-)

#189 ::: Paula Helm Murray ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 12:00 AM:

Congrats from a tired RenFest sales bunny.

Very good!!

#191 ::: Rich McAllister ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 12:40 AM:

Linkmeister @ #185: A Westercon was held in Honolulu in 2000; there were only a couple locals. Westercon isn't Worldcon, but I'd expect it to be enough to bring the locals, if any, out.

Michael Weholt @ #170 more conventions will take place in ever more remote (from the U.S.) locations Of the last 15 Worldcons, 6 have been outside the US (Winnipeg, Glasgow twice, Melbourne, Toronto, Yokohama.) So non-US Worldcons aren't much of a novelty anymore, and it is pretty hard to get much more distant than Melbourne. What is still rare is Worldcon in non-English-speaking places; that's only three in history so far: Heidelberg 1970, The Hague 1990, Yokohama this year. And the Netherlands hardly counts since one is more likely to bump into somebody with no English at all in California. Montreal now coming up, but legally bilinguala and practically not a place a strict Anglophone is going to have much trouble.

#192 ::: Mitch Wagner ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:03 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Looking forward to many more years and many more fine novels to come!

#193 ::: Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:38 AM:

Yaaaaay, Patrick! And they spelled your name right!

Congrats, Dave!

(I already congratulated Geri twice.)

Teresa, #19, not only were you tied for 8th on Fan Writer, you were 7th on Editor Long Form.

#194 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:52 AM:

Rich @ #191, that's interesting to know about Westercon. Thanks. Obviously I wasn't in the loop at the time.

#195 ::: Harry Connolly ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 02:18 AM:

Congratulations!

#196 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 02:31 AM:

Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Mr. Patorikku Niirusen Heidan! (Re-transliteratng the katakana on the plaque. I'm sure of all but the next-to-last, it might be "Heiden".)

That's two for Stephen Moffat now. I wonder if "Blink" will make it a trifecta? Paul Cornell will give him a run for his money, though.

I noticed that Farthing missed the Best Novel ballot by only 6 nominations. Now I feel really guilty about not having sent in a nominating ballot. (Not as guilty as I'd feel if it had missed by only 1, to be sure!)

#197 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 02:53 AM:

Congratulations to the The Hugo Award Winning Patrick Nielsen Hayden (hereinafter abbreviated THAWPNH. Or not). Also to The Hugo Award Winning Dave Langford, and to others of The Hugo Award Winning clan who hang out here.

#198 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 04:32 AM:

Michael Weholt @175:
Yes, it is my (feeble) understanding that the reason more conventions don't take place far away is because of the expense of either staying or getting there.

Your far away is my nearby, dude. Between us, the Hub and I have managed The Hague, 2x Glasgow, and Baltimore. Even before the inconvenience of children is taken into account, Worldcons are expensive and distant.

Rich McAllister @191:
There is a fair argument for classing Glasgow as non English speaking...

#199 ::: Ken MacLeod ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 04:47 AM:

Congratulations!

#200 ::: Laurie D. T. Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 06:41 AM:

A slight change of subject, but I'm very happy to hear that David Hartwell and Tom Doherty will be GoHs at Anticipation. It seems like Tor is finally getting more of the accolades its long deserved.

#201 ::: Jim ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:11 AM:

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#202 ::: Jon Meltzer sees a candidate for disemvoweling ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:26 AM:

One of Bush's 25% (sigh)

#203 ::: Jo Walton ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:44 AM:

Rich @ 191 -- Montreal may be bilingual in practice, but it's officially and legally Francophone just like the rest of Quebec. (I think New Brunswick is the only province that's legally bilingual.) You're right though that people won't have much difficulty getting by with just English, especially downtown where the con's going to be.

#204 ::: Laurie D. T. Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 08:11 AM:

I spent about a week in Montreal for a software-related conference in '88. I only met one person running a fast food restaurant who spoke no English, but I know enough tourist French and I could still order breakfast and get what I expected to.

If you go to Old Town, the most interesting part of Montreal, you might find a few out-of-the way places where English is rarely spoken. Still, get yourself a French/English phrase book and don't be too intimidated. Montreal and Quebec aren't Paris and you probably won't be taunted for speaking poor French.

#205 ::: JC ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 08:37 AM:

*does a little web searching* Oh, Montreal's bid won the 2009 WorldCon. This conversation now makes so much more sense...

Hmm... I should start learning French now. Reassurances about English speaking natives not withstanding, I'd feel really bad about not even attempting the local language.

#206 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 08:43 AM:

Jon 202: Yep. Drive-by poster, gratuitous insults, bogus or at least suspicious email address.

#207 ::: Dave Langford ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:41 AM:

#201: nthr trsm fckwt. Hw cm h stll hs hs vwls?

#208 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:45 AM:

207: dnn, Dv. Myb Mss Trs sn't p yt?

#209 ::: Dave Langford ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:48 AM:

#208: I remember the terifyingly resonant final line of Kuttner's (and Moore's) sf novel Fury:

Trs wk.

#210 ::: Martyn Taylor ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:10 AM:

Congratulations to one and all, particularly Patrick and Dave. You've all made our lives richer.

#211 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:22 AM:

on the drive-by:
I guess he's never noticed the TV and movie awards: categories for just about everything except scheduling, including editors/editing.
The Hugos are restrained in comparison to those two big-name-to-mundanes awards, and are probably more reliable as a quality indicator.

#212 ::: Tracie ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:49 AM:

How cool! Congratulations, Patrick!!

#213 ::: Matt McIrvin ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:14 AM:

Congratulations!

The statue of Ultraman makes this, I think, the best Hugo ever.

#214 ::: Anne KG Murphy ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:22 AM:

Caloo Calay!

Congratulations to Patrick and to all the Hugo Award winners, and also to Ms. Novik for getting the Campbell and for her wonderful fashion sense. (Thanks for the link to Chris' photos, Patrick.)

PS. *love* for the spelling reference under the html tags in the "Post a comment" instructions.

#215 ::: John Stanning ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:25 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick and Dave!

On the location of conventions: climate change conferences are held on Bali. Yes, a nice place (or was once) but everyone has to take high-carbon-emitting flights to get there.

#216 ::: Milo Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:48 AM:

Holy moley! Way to go Patrick!!! This award is long overdue. You make me and the whole family proud.

#217 ::: Sean-Paul Kelley ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:53 AM:

Congratulations Patrick! That is wonderful news, especially as I see your name on just about every sci-fi book I read these days.

#218 ::: Pablo Defendini ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:08 PM:

Aw yeah!!!

Congrats, PNH! Or rather, I guess THAWPNH is appropriate, even if it's a mouth(keyboard)ful. Bring that bad boy into the office, I'm sure I'm not the only one that wants to bask in the Ultraman-y goodness!

Oh, and Irene won a Chesley! I think a round of beers is in order!

#219 ::: Pablo Defendini ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:10 PM:

Damn, I forgot the ""'s in the link I posted. Little help, TNH? Sry, thx!

#220 ::: Dorothy Rothschild ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 01:29 PM:

Abi @ 198: word. An incomprehensible word, at that. When John Smeaton, hero of the Glasgow Airport bombing, was making media statements, even my central-Scotland-born-and-bred-and-currently-works-in-a-less-than-salacious-area-of-the-Weej partner was praying for subtitles.

#221 ::: Alex R ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 02:26 PM:

A hearty congratulations!, from an occasional commenter.

#222 ::: Alan Braggins ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 02:46 PM:

Congratulations

#223 ::: John Stanning ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 03:15 PM:

Dorothy #220 : less-than-salacious?

#224 ::: Leslie in CA ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 04:22 PM:

Congrats, Patrick!

#225 ::: PixelFish ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 04:41 PM:

Yay! Go, Patrick!

(I haven't got anything much else to say. Just congrats.)

#226 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 05:28 PM:

Pablo, #219: I fixed your link in #218.

Milo, #216: Holy cow, hello there, nephew!

Laurie, #204: I wouldn't even claim to have any significant "tourist French," and yet Montreal was basically no problem when we visited it twice in late 2006. I'll be there again this coming weekend for Farthing Party 2, and I expect its occasional linguistic challenges to seem completely trivial following Japan.

#227 ::: Marina Chong ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 05:29 PM:

Congratulations, Patrick.

#228 ::: Michael I ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 05:43 PM:

Congratulations Patrick!

#229 ::: Vicki ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 05:45 PM:

With regard to Montreal and language: It won't do any harm to learn a few useful phrases, especially the sort that are on signs: "Tirez" on a door means "pull," for example, and "Ferme" means "closed." But you'll figure out "arret" the first time you see it, because those red octagons are standard.

An advantage of French-for-sign-reading over even rudimentary spoken French is that pronunciation doesn't matter.

#230 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 06:25 PM:

Vicki 229: But you'll figure out "arret" the first time you see it, because those red octagons are standard.

Yes, and it was those red octagons that let me figure out what I've since confirmed, that the circumflex 'e' as in 'arrêt' indicates that an 's' has been dropped historically. This may lead you to a cognate (like 'arrest', meaning "stop").

#231 ::: debcha ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 06:53 PM:

Note that, in Montreal, even decent French delivered with an Anglo accent is likely to be met with English (you might find this a relief or an annoyance, depending on how keen you are to practise your French). And I second the need to learn some French-for-signage, especially if you plan on driving. While the stop signs might be obvious, it helps to know that 'O' on a road sign means 'west' (ouest) and that Centre Ville means 'downtown'. Many Anglos have driven all the way through Montreal because they didn't realise that Centreville wasn't just a neighbourhood.


#232 ::: Isaac H ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:05 PM:

Holy cow, that's seriously awesome. Congrats!

(and c'mon, it's Ultraman. That's the freakin' penultimate Hugo award right there)

#233 ::: Jon H ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:15 PM:

When I was in Montreal last year, English wasn't really a problem. Most service people greeted me with something like 'bonjourhi', and use whichever language you respond in.


#234 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:28 PM:

Laurie, #200: I'm very happy to hear that David Hartwell and Tom Doherty will be GoHs at Anticipation

I'm happy to hear it, too. (David seemed unusually interested in who had won the site selection when I was checking on the Hugo winners.)

#235 ::: Laurie D. T. Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:58 PM:

Kathryn: Wow can that man keep a secret or what!?

Well, congrats, I'm sure you'll both have a very busy but a swell time. And the best seats in the house when you want them.

#236 ::: Benjamin and Laura ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 07:59 PM:

Since the Junior Woodchucks have the molies and cows covered, how about a hearty congratulations to both you and Teresa from the rest of the Pacific NW family branch. Long overdue indeed!

#237 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 08:53 PM:

Thank you, Benjamin, Laura, Isaac, Milo.

(Benjamin is my kid brother, a mere sprat of, what, 44?)

#238 ::: Neil Gaiman ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:14 PM:

Hurrah for Patrick! Er, and everyone else on there.

#239 ::: pedantic peasant ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:50 PM:

Congratulations!

#240 ::: Emma ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 09:50 PM:

Ole, Patrick!

#241 ::: Michael R. Bernstein ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:03 PM:

Dancing Rodents [1], Patrick!

And, um, many happy returns?

----
[1] aka Conga-Rats

#242 ::: Henry Farrell ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:36 PM:

Congratulations! Altogether awesome.

#243 ::: Will Entrekin ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:46 PM:

Congratulations Patrick!

#244 ::: John Farrell ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 10:57 PM:

Way overdue--congratulations, Patrick--and here's to a few more!

:)

#245 ::: Glenn Hauman ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2007, 11:52 PM:

Congrats to Patrick.

#19: I've been at this gig so long that no one even remembers I'm eligible.

Why, Miss Teresa, are you lusting after Patrick's Ultra-Man-sized phallic object?

#246 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 12:38 AM:

Glenn 245: I think Teresa will get to stroke it as often as she likes.

#247 ::: miriam beetle ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 12:52 AM:

hooray patrick!

congrats!

#248 ::: Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 01:12 AM:

May this recognition by the Worldcon members bring you pride in your many years of service to Science Fiction.

With Ultraman watching your rocket so closely, you'll have little fear of burglars (or rubber-suited lizard monsters) swiping it.

#249 ::: robert west ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 01:16 AM:

Congratulations!

#250 ::: Robert L ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 01:32 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick. i knew it would happen sooner or later.

I'm also pleased to see my former roommate Gordon win, as well as my friend Julie Phillips.

Am I correct in saying that her Tiptree bio is the first work to win both the Hugo and the National Book Critics Circle Award?

#251 ::: Glenn Hauman ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 02:36 AM:

#246: Xopher, stroking someone else's just isn't as good as having one of your own to stroke.

...and we rapidly descend into a discussion of Hugo envy. Mr. Scalzi, would you care to comment?

#252 ::: ivan ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 03:36 AM:

Congratulations on your win!

#253 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 04:40 AM:

Has the Worldcon given Hugo recipients advice on how to transport their awards back home without having them confiscated by airport security as potential weapons?

#254 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 06:48 AM:

Robert Legault, #250: "Am I correct in saying that [Julie Phillips'] Tiptree bio is the first work to win both the Hugo and the National Book Critics Circle Award?"

Pretty sure you're right about that.

Earl Cooley, #253: "Has the Worldcon given Hugo recipients advice on how to transport their awards back home without having them confiscated by airport security as potential weapons?"

They've given us an extremely sturdy box complete with fitted paddings, tape, etc. It's the same box in which the award was shipped by its assembler, so I'm reasonably confident it will work out.

#255 ::: ajay ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 08:58 AM:

#253: Has the Worldcon given Hugo recipients advice on how to transport their awards back home without having them confiscated by airport security as potential weapons?

From my own recent experience, the TSA gives you a lot more slack if you are obviously a fan. (In my case, explosive residue on my carryon luggage - but Tim Powers novel inside - was fine.) You'll probably get a free upgrade. Especially if you're flying JAL...

#256 ::: Joel Polowin ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 10:17 AM:

ajay @ 255 -- So Patrick should make sure that he's got some kind of book with him..? Hmm, not sure he'd go for that.

#257 ::: Eimear Ní Mhéalóid ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 10:59 AM:

Congratulations! I imagine showing a few photos of the award's being presented, etc. would allay security apprehensions.

#258 ::: Nancy H. ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 11:12 AM:

O mi gawd. You have Ultraman. Woot! I must admit as a young girl I had a thing for Ultraman -- I think it was the air of mysterious origin. (And here I thought I came to fandom late -- and it was hovering over my childhood and I never realized it.)

That is the coolest Hugo I've ever seen. And you won it! Then again, you are the best editor I know.

#259 ::: "Charles Dodgson" ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 12:55 PM:

Hmmm... at an American airport, if you tried to carry that Hugo on board, and you got this guy, you'd have to prove that Ultraman's weapons systems were inactive. In Japan, I'd expect better luck.

Oh, and... congratulations!

#260 ::: mayakda ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 01:21 PM:

Just want to add my big happy CONGA RATS!!! to the list.

#261 ::: Peter Erwin ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 01:53 PM:

Congratulations!

#262 ::: Edward Oleander ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 03:51 PM:

Well done! Very congratulicious!!! What? It's a perfectly cromulent word...

#263 ::: Joe McMahon ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 05:06 PM:

Woo-hah! Way to go and congratulations.

#264 ::: Andrew Northrup ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 05:38 PM:

Congratulations!

#265 ::: Laura Strickman ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2007, 07:04 PM:

Congratulations and hooray! What happy news!

#266 ::: Joel Polowin ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 09:43 AM:

Rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket!
Hugo, Hugo
Rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket rocket, Ultraman.
Man, man, oooh, Ultraman ...

#267 ::: Chris Quinones ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 10:35 AM:

Congratulations!

#268 ::: Melissa Singer ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 10:39 AM:

Yay for Patrick! It's well deserved.

(I am just back from a vacation and had not been online at all, so have just seen this.)

#269 ::: Richard Brandt ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 11:32 AM:

Uh, I was on vacation, too.

Congratulations, Patrick!

And congrats to the winners of the Best Fanzine Hugo...ah, if only.

#270 ::: Jon Sobel ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 12:10 PM:

What's all the fuss about? I had a Yugo way back in the 80s, and it didn't even run very... oh, wait.

#271 ::: Jim Henry ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 12:43 PM:

Congratulations to Patrick and the other winners!

I'm specially pleased to see Gordon Van Gelder win; he's done a great job with F&SF for years now. And Robert Reed's "A Billion Eves" is one of my favorite novellas in years. He's won a Hugo before, some years ago, but he's also been doing a lot of Hugo-quality work in recent years that's been overlooked.

#272 ::: Dan Hoey ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 04:23 PM:

Proedito Hugo omedeto gozaimasu, Patrick! I had foolishly assumed you already had a hood ornament collection, and it's about time you got started.

And thanks for letting us in on your acknowledgments d'escalier*; the words you said were one of those short, impressive Hugo acceptances I'd like to have seen live, and your further consideration is heartwarming.

Again, congrats.

#273 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 04:28 PM:

I was looking at the full voting totals for this year's Hugos, and I noticed something odd. In every race, after the first round when No Award was eliminated, all the vote totals remained exactly the same. Usually they change a little, because there are some people who rank No Award first but then do rank other nominees. This year it was as if everyone who voted No Award first left all the rest blank.

Was that in fact the case, or were there ballots that weren't counted properly? There are a couple of places where it might make a difference.

#274 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 05:05 PM:

David @ 273

Well, actually, that's the way the rules say it should be done. Just because it isn't usually done that way doesn't mean it's wrong - it's easier to write the counting program if you ignore the bit about 'anything ranked below Noah Ward doesn't count'.

#276 ::: Niall McAuley ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 06:44 PM:

Yay!

#277 ::: marty ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 08:52 PM:

I am so happy for Patrick. My congratulations!!

#278 ::: CHip ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 09:20 PM:

Belated congratulations to Patrick; now we get to find out whether Ultraman or the Gahan Wilson Lovecraft wins a faceoff. I was trying to figure out whether \anyone/ else has received both a Hugo and a World Fantasy Award for current work (several WFA Life Achievement winners have also won Hugos); I'm almost certain there's someone, but Patrick is at least in very select company.

wrt a Worldcon in Honolulu:
* judging by Rich's comment (even worse than what I'd heard of the Honolulu Westercon), it would be short almost all of the 1,000-2,000 commuters a U.S. Worldcon expects, plus the people who will stay at a hotel if they can drive to the convention. (That can cover a lot of ground -- I once co-drove from Boston to Kansas City -- but not 2000 miles of ocean.)
* $15K/day is not out of line for the space at http://www.hawaiiconvention.com; my very rough recollection is that Noreascon 4 paid $100K to the Hynes, plus $150K to suppliers to turn the empty box into a working space. (Compare with $18K and $27K for Noreascon 2, in 1980, in a much barer and uglier facility.) The shortage of members is what would really hurt the budget.
* whatever fandom there is in Hawaii would have to be \h\g\u\o\n\e\ \y\z\a\r\c sufficiently interested in having an elephant in their backyard to support a bid; carpetbagging tends to cost votes, not to mention all the local assistance that Worldcon attendees like to have.

Xopher@230: I remember that was one of the useful (for cognates) bits I was taught acute (and possibly grave) accents as well; e.g., e'tat matching "state" (lots of preprended 'e' in modern Romance languages). Did you ever get an explanation of why one accent was used rather than another?

PJEvans@274: say what? I don't see anything in the rules stating that votes below No Award don't count; there was someone here a few months ago who reported seeing that suggested in one Worldcon's advice-to-voters, but that's not official.

#279 ::: Christopher Davis ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 09:35 PM:

CHip (#278): It'd be interesting to compare the Hynes costs from Noreascon 3 to those of N4; the facility, IIRC, was exactly the same (the renovated Hynes having just opened in 1989).

#280 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 10:28 PM:

Chip, #278: "I was trying to figure out whether \anyone/ else has received both a Hugo and a World Fantasy Award for current work"

Ellen Datlow has won a Hugo for Best Editor, and several World Fantasy Awards for Best Anthology, the same category in which I've won one.

#281 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 11:07 PM:

CHip @ 278

Well, twenty years ago, that was how all the explanations read (whether or not the formal rules said it; I'd have to find the things, somewhere in a box) ... but it wasn't how the counting programs worked. Or how they worked in 1972 and 1971 either, because I was reading the source for those years to see how the programs did it. (You can have PL/I back any time you want it.)

#282 ::: Tania ::: (view all by) ::: September 04, 2007, 11:32 PM:

PNH - will you be displaying your Hugo at home or at work?

It's none of my business, I'm just wondering.

#283 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 12:46 AM:

Chip, #278: I was trying to figure out whether anyone else has received both a Hugo and a World Fantasy Award for current work

How current? Neil Gaiman's won both, but it looks like his WFA was in 1991.

Not many people, though, that's fo shizzle.

#284 ::: Zed ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 12:52 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick!

#285 ::: Ken Layne ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 01:13 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick and Teresa. A Hugo .... that's a real award, worthy of good people.

#286 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 02:00 AM:

Congratulations, Patrick! Who would have thought, back at Iguanacon....

Totally, totally cool on you.

#287 ::: JC ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 07:41 AM:

#281: How ever the rules used to be, if I read the current rules correctly, they treat Noah Ward like any other nominee. (Well, there's the "No Award" test at the end, but other than that...)

The explanation of the rules at the Hugo Awards web site even makes a point of saying:
However, as we shall see, it is possible to rank nominees below No Award and have an effect on the outcome.

As you said, it's easier to write the program which tabulates the winner if it treats Noah Ward like everyone else. Personally, I think ranking nominee below No Award having an effect on the outcome is a feature, not a bug. You're saying, "I don't think these people deserve an award, but if you must..."

I've always wondered what would happen if we could vote in elections this way. However, I don't think most people would stand for it. Besides, what would happen if Noah Ward won an office?

(Yes, I know about Condorcet and Instand Runoff. Since I follow ISU sanctioned figure skating, voting systems are a hobby of mine. Well, they use a point based system now, which I think is unfortunate...)

#288 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 01:00 PM:

It's not just a Hugo, it's a cool bilingual Hugo. :-)

Congratulations!

#289 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 01:23 PM:

JC @ 287

Well, my mother used to describe it as 'doing without' the [questionable] services of the politician in question 'for another four years'.

#290 ::: Victoria ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 01:48 PM:

Congratulations! What an awesome award a two-for-one superhero deal.

#291 ::: CHip ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 10:48 PM:

#279: Yes, it would; the info is \somewhere/, but not where I can find it. I'm sure inflation had its merry way 1989-2004, but 1980-89 was probably a big jump -- they were talking about how they weren't going to subsidize the Hynes any more. (Right....)

280/283: Forgetting Ellen's Hugo is annoying, but forgetting Neil's awards when I was there for all three Hugos and still have to deal occasionally with the backwash from his WFA -- I'll just sit in a quiet corner scraping the egg off....

#292 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 05, 2007, 11:43 PM:

Tania, #282: "PNH - will you be displaying your Hugo at home or at work?"

A salient question, indeed! Short answer: At work. Long answer: Probably at home. It's been pointed out that both Ultraman and Howie would go very well with the home mantelpiece which already features Captain Haddock, Gandalf, Kevin Matchstick, Shakespeare, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Professor X, Chipmunk Kachina, Rose Muffin Rabbit, Snuff Bear, and Batman.

#293 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 06, 2007, 12:07 AM:

Thank you, political bloggers: Jim Henley, Ken Layne, Atrios, The Talking Dog, Glenn Reynolds, Scott Lemieux, Henry Farrell, Slacktivist, and Andrew Northrup. Now there's a lively panel discussion.

#294 ::: janeyolen ::: (view all by) ::: September 06, 2007, 02:32 AM:

Wahoo indeed, from another of Patrick's editees. (IS that a word?) But we have known his worth all along.

PNH--if you are flying home with that on your lap, that is bravery above the call of editorial duty given the length of the flight.

xxxJane

#295 ::: ajay ::: (view all by) ::: September 06, 2007, 04:43 AM:

...Captain Haddock, Gandalf, Kevin Matchstick, Shakespeare, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Professor X, Chipmunk Kachina, Rose Muffin Rabbit, Snuff Bear, and Batman...Now there's a lively panel discussion.

Fixed it for you.

#296 ::: Kathryn from Sunnyvale ::: (view all by) ::: September 06, 2007, 10:09 PM:

Congratulations Patrick!

#297 ::: Epacris ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2007, 12:29 AM:

W00t!, indeed, *waves arms cautiously, so as not to alarm snipers and security*, from behind the Great Wall of Sydney. Many congratulations on your recognition.

#298 ::: Jon H ::: (view all by) ::: September 08, 2007, 02:07 AM:

janeyolen @294 wrote: "PNH--if you are flying home with that on your lap, that is bravery above the call of editorial duty given the length of the flight."

Probably more dangerous for other passengers, especially if Patrick has an aisle seat.

"Excuse me, need to get out, pardon, sorry..."
(turbulence happens)
"Oh, I'm sorry, is this your trophy? It's kind of in my liver."

#299 ::: Bruce E. Durocher II ::: (view all by) ::: September 08, 2007, 02:09 PM:

And here I have to quote a female Hugo winner I know:

"It's an impossible award for a woman to carry through an airport."

Clearly she didn't get the nifty shipping box...

#300 ::: jennie1ofmany ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2007, 09:29 AM:

I am very late to this party, but my congratulations are none the less heartfelt and happy for that.

W00T!!!!ONE!11!

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