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The Hugo Award Nominations have been announced and my friend Tansy Rayner Roberts is there, along with her fellow podders ('casters?), for the excellent feminist SFF podcast Galactic Suburbia, out of which I love the heck.

Also, she is going to be guest blogging here shortly!

But today, when I messaged her for congratulatory purposes, she was all, yes! I know! I get Hugo bling! Because the Hugo nominees get a shiny rocket ship pin to wear. I believe Lois McMaster Bujold turned all of hers into a bracelet, which is badass.

TANSY: You may notice for me it is all about the pins. Never mind trophies. More awards should be WEARABLE.
ME: And that is why the Campbell tiara is amazing. Sadly, you don't even get to keep the Tiptree one.
TANSY: If I ever won a Tiptree I would buy MYSELF a tiara.
ME: I get a charm on my bracelet every time I finish a book for publication!
TANSY: I thought that was such a cool idea when I heard it
ME: Let's start the More Wearable Art In Award Ceremonies movement.
TANSY: Yes! Hugo winners should all wear top hats. Nebula winners, maybe silver cloaks of some kind. Clarke Awards need something British, like bowler hats or large Edwardian hats, or punk nose rings. Or all three.

ME: Why keep this to genre? Man Booker Award winners, some kind of fabulous tutu.
TANSY: And Children's Book Award winners need to dress up like favourite characters. Congratulations, you won, do you want to be Pippi Longstocking or the Gruffalo?
ME: Printz winner, a very serious looking duck hat.
TANSY: Then there's the Nobel, of course...
ME: Ah, the Nobel! For the Nobel, they slime you, like at the Nick Kids Choice awards
TANSY: And then you wear a monocle, over the slime.
ME: Yes. You are a green slimy monocle wearing award winner
TANSY: Then people would whine so much LESS about other people winning
ME: OBAMA SHOULDN'T HAVE WON. BUT LOLS THE SLIME.

TANSY: If all awards came with slime there would be 90% less whining on the internet
ME: It's the internet. People would switch the whining to another topic.
ME: "The slime wasn't as viscous as last year's."
ME: "I don't like changing the colour from the traditional green. Why a RAINBOW of slime colours? The gay agenda at work!"
ME: "Women don't slime as well as men do. It's just biology."
TANSY: PINK SLIME, OMG, THE AWARDS JUST LOST ALL CREDIBILITY.
ME: THE NOBELS ARE WORTHLESS!!!
TANSY: Though sad in Queensland awards now - you get no slime.
TANSY: There's no budget.
TANSY: They just hand the winners a cane toad and run away.

Date: 2012-04-08 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2012-04-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
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This is a good candidate for BEST IDEA EVER.

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