|December 31st, 2005|
According to Locus Online,
L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention to be held next August in Anaheim, California, has published its Hugo Awards nomination ballot, which includes a special one-time category for Best Interactive Video Game. See Progress Report #3 (PDF files), page 26, for details.
Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, Hugos are given out for dramatic presentations and for artwork, so why not? On the other hand, about the last thing the videogame field needs is another popularity-driven award. On the gripping hand (obligatory SF reference, No-Prize for whoever can pinpoint the source), SF fans tend to be a fairly educated bunch, and the Hugos have a pretty good track record.
For all the SF/fantasy fans out there, btw, if you don’t know about Locus Online and it’s index of ntable new and upcoming books, you’re saving money you could be spending! It’s the best way to keep track of what’s coming out. Here’s the latest list.
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