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So About That Hugo Nomination Thing…

So as some of you may recall, Digger got nominated for a Hugo award this year, thanks to a whole lot of seriously awesome people who cast nominating ballots, entirely without me knowing it was even eligible. This was very, very nice of them.

“But Ursula!” you say. “The only thing better than a Hugo nomination is an actual Hugo award! How do I vote for Digger? Can I vote for Digger?”

I’m so glad you asked. Because yes, O reader, you CAN vote for Digger if you so desire—Hugos are a…well, not exactly democratic process, more of a republic, really, because it costs money.

In order to vote for the Hugos, you have to get a supporting membership at Worldcon 2012 (or have had one for 2011, or something complicated like that.) This costs you $50 and you get to vote in the Hugos.

Now, if that was all you got, I would say “Dude, ‘Hugo-nominated’ still has the word ‘Hugo’ in it, I don’t need to win that bad, fifty bucks is a lot of money, if it’s burning a hole in your pocket, please donate it to preserve jumping slug habitat or something.”

However, you actually get a lot for the money, because they give you the Hugo Voter Packet. And this includes e-book copies of a whole bunch of the nominees, (including the whole damn run of Digger, in PDF form, as assembled by my enormously talented publisher Jeff) so it works out to a lot of books that are currently in hardcover, a slew of novellas and short stories, some comics—in short, a lot more than $50 worth of content.

Which means that I can say, without feeling too much guilt, “Hey, you can vote for Digger if you want to spend $50 and it’s actually really worth it, because you get copies of some of the very best speculative fiction of the year for the money.”

So, that’s how you vote for Digger if you are so inclined.

If you can’t afford to, please feel absolutely no guilt whatsoever, it does not make you any less dedicated a fan, I am just as happy to have you reading as anybody else, and there were many years when I couldn’t have spent fifty CENTS to vote on something, let alone fifty bucks, so believe me, I understand completely and please, please, don’t apologize.

And if you can afford to, then thank you very much, and if you’re not interested in the voter packet, then hey, how ’bout those jumping slugs, huh?

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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Peculiar Things

peculiarthings

6 x 18 on deep-cradled gessoboard

This is such a weird format that getting it viewable on the monitor means you almost can’t read the text—”The sky is always the same/but/many peculiar things happen under the ground.” The masked rabbit is on a little square of board glued to the background, and so stands out.

As with many of these odd little masked creatures, it’s less a considered artwork and more of a thing-that-needed-to-be-done-at-the-time. So there’s that.

I don’t know if I’ll bother doing prints of this one, given that it’d have such very wide margins. The original is for sale, drop a line.

On a much more cute and normal note:

littlepinksquid

3.5 x 5, fitted to an oval mat. I so rarely work in ovals...

It’s a teeny squid! The original is for AC, but I’ll do a limited edition run of 25 prints (See, I learned my lesson about run sizes!) for $25 as well, first and last saved for cons as usual. If you would like one, please send an e-mail to ursulav (at) gmail.com and…err…yeah!

AND YES, I KNOW WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE BUT I LOVE HIM ANYWAY, DAMNIT, AND THAT’S TOTALLY HOW SQUID TOPS LOOK, SO SHUT UP. KEVIN, I AM LOOKING IN YOUR DIRECTION.

(Ahem.)

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.

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