30 July 2005

World Fantasy Award Nominations

I happily took a break from a mound of reading and writing to visit some weblogs and hope for perhaps an idea for a short post hereabouts. I was happy to see Gwenda had posted the nominations for the World Fantasy Awards, and was amazed by all the richness in each category, when suddenly I got to the "Special Award: Non-Professional" nominations, and saw my name there.

Clearly, Gwenda was playing a silly joke. So I hopped over to the official website to see what the real nominations were. Gwenda was not joking.

Huh.

Well.

I'm too stunned to come up with a good response, except to say thanks to the judges, and congratulations to all the nominees. It's a magnificent list of writers, editors, publishers, and artists, and I'm amazed to be in such company.

32 comments:

  1. Sean Wallace7/30/2005 12:17 PM

    I'll echo Nick's congratulations. You done good :-)

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  2. Laird Barron7/30/2005 12:29 PM

    Congratulations, Matt; well-deserved.

    Laird

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  3. Matt, was so happy to see The Mumpsimus listed over at Gwenda's this morning. Congratulations! As another mentioned, well-deserved.

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  4. I was very pleased to see your name, and found the nomination to be well deserved. Congratulations!

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  5. Ellen Datlow7/30/2005 1:53 PM

    Congratulations, Matt! Hip hip hooray!

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  6. Most excellent, and vastly deserved.
    China

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  7. And the best part is you can be congratulated directly from the announcement site.

    rick bowes

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  8. Yes, congratulations, it really is remarkably well-deserved--this blog is exceptional...

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  9. er, that anon congrats was me.
    JeffV

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  10. Congratulations! You've done extraordinary work with _The Mumpsimus_, and you richly deserve this recognition.

    Brett Cox

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  11. Thunderous applause from Southern NH! I've always known you were a star and now the rest of the world does too.

    Jim Kelly

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  12. Congrats, and well-deserved!

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  13. hey, big neatness, man. it's good to see blogs being looked to for content.

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  14. Congrats!! I admit -- I cheered for you when I saw your name on the list. Well-deserved indeed!

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  15. Congratulations, Matthew. This is richly deserved.

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  16. Yay Matt!

    Wendy S. Delmater

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  17. That was a very pleasant surprise. Well-deserved, and congratulations!

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  18. As a regular (but usually quiet) reader of your blog & articles, I am not in the least bit amazed.
    Congratulations!

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  19. Congratulations, man!

    -doug

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  20. Thanks, everybody. Wow. It's difficult to express how much I appreciate the support and good wishes from such a wide variety of people. It's a thrill to be able to hang out in this virtual space and share enthusiasms, opinions, provocations, and occasional vehement disagreements with you.

    If you're wondering -- yes, I think I'll probably be at the World Fantasy convention. I hadn't originally planned on going, because there are a few obstacles, but I think I can overcome them.

    Okay, I'm going to come up with some sort of new post now so this one doesn't hang out at the top of the page and make me look like more of an egomaniac than I am....

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  21. Chiming in late, but I'd actually like to congratulate the judges on having such good taste...

    Geoffrey

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  22. Congrats - if you didn't get nominated one would have to question the process.

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  23. It's deserved, and I'll be rooting for you

    --eBear

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  24. You definitely deserve it, Matt. Congratulations!

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  25. Congratulations, Mr. Cheney! Well-deserved.

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  26. Well, I'm late to this party! (Sorry, Matt, I only read as far as Dora's nomination, went to congratulate her and didn't come back till today....) But yes, well-deserved indeed.

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  27. Congrats, Matt. I'll be rooting for you.

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