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The Tin Duck award finalists have been announced, huzzah! The good news is, "There Was Darkness" was nominated. The bad news is, bloody hell, so was absolutely everything else written by a West Aussie last year. :)

With no less than nineteen, count 'em, nineteen stories nominated in the "Best WA Professional Short Work" category, it's literally anyone's award this year, though a few nominees have a slight advantage (Lee "[ profile] battersblog" Battersby, AKA The Behemoth, has an astounding three nominations, while Lainey Cairo, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Sue Isle and AM Muffaz each garnered an impressive two!). I feel very sorry for the poor presenters this year, who'll need copious glasses of water to get through the lists before announcing the winners. I'm glad I'll just be sitting in the audience and trying to roll a critical hit on my d20 to win an award. :)

So, congrats to those on my f-list... )

Blooody hell, that took a lot longer than I intended. Anyway, my apologies to anyone I missed, and biggest crossed fingers ever to each and every one of ya's!

Also, big congrats to [ profile] mynxii for organising this, never an easy thing to do. Nice work, Ju!

Roll on Sunday the 23rd!
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Sometimes I think I'm living in a sit-com. My life could well be a plot from the contemptible "Everybody Loves Raymond" lately.

This exact conversation never took place, as such. It is an amalgam, partly true, partly exaggerated, partly fictional. But the spirit is true. Horribly, horribly true.

Me: Hey, guess what, I won a Tin Duck for Carnies on the weekend!
Them: That's nice. What's a Tin Duck?
Me: It's an award, given out at Swancon.
Them: That's lovely. Do you get any money?
Me: Uh... no, just a trophy.
Them: Well, that's something at least, a gold trophy.
Me: Uh... it's not gold.
Them: Silver?
Me: No...
Them: Oh, of course. Tin.
Me: No, it's see-through.
Them: Oh, crystal?
Me: Uh...
Them: Glass?
Me: Plastic.
Them: Oh. Well, congratulations on winning it. It must be nice to know your novel's the best in Australia.
Me: Uh, actually, it's Western Australia only.
Them: Oh. I see.
Me: Yeah.
Them: Well, never mind, dear. I'm sure you'll do better next time.

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Er... I won... *blink*

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Tin duck results below cut... )

So, congrats to all winners and runners-up, and thanks to everyone that voted for Carnies and "Dwar7es". I feel humbled.

Oh and special big congrats to [ profile] callistra for picking up the Mumfan award. I doubt there was a dry eye in the audience. I certainly didn't have one. Well done, Sez!
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Well, the Tin Duck nominations for 2006 have now been announced. I wasn't expecting much this year, considering I spent it overseas and didn't really put out much content during 2006, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find I've been mentioned four times, twice for my fiction and twice more for more generic group activities. The details are here:

I'm up for the following categories...

Best WA Professional Long Written Work
Carnies, Martin Livings

Best WA Professional Short Work
‘Dwar7es’, Martin Livings, Ticonderoga Online Issue 9

Best WA Unpaid or Fan Production (any media)
The Horror Day Anthology, Martin Livings and Stephanie Gunn
Skeletor and Hordak, Martin Livings

Incidentally, that last one really ought to be "Grant Watson et al", considering he invented the damn strip. If it wins, [ profile] angriest, you're getting up on stage, as is [ profile] cheshirenoir, and [ profile] _fustian if he's there. And we're dedicating it to the only person really doing the strip lately, [ profile] dalekboy, who's an honorary West Australian. :)

Thanks to everyone and anyone who nominated me, I'm chuffed to be mentioned! I guess that's another panel I'll have to turn up to at Swancon now... and, of course, congrats to all those on my f-list who've also been nominated, especially [ profile] azhure, sharing the honours with me on the Horror Day nomination. She did most of the hard work on it, anyway!

EDIT - after writing this, I felt remiss not mentioning the people in my f-list who are also nominated. So big congrats to... *takes a deep breath* [ profile] battersblog, [ profile] stephen_dedman, [ profile] battblush, <[ profile] sjiraiyac, [ profile] punkrocker1991, [ profile] valeskah1, [ profile] nullspace_feed, [ profile] girliejones, [ profile] angriest and [ profile] mynxii, plus anyone else I may have inadvertently forgotten. Nice one, guys! It's win-win! :)


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