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We at Lady Business are excited to announce that we have accepted a place on the final ballot for Best Fanzine in the 2016 Hugo Awards.

This is a strange year to be be a Hugo finalist. If you've been following the Hugo Awards, you know that the last couple of years have been controversial. We prefer not to dwell on the controversy here, but if you’re unfamiliar and would like a summary, Fanlore has a good overview. After the 2016 finalists were announced, one of the original five Fanzine finalists, Black Gate, withdrew from consideration. The Hugo administrators contacted us to let us know that we were next in the voting tally, and offered us the open slot. After some conflicted deliberation, we decided that we wanted to acknowledge the people who voted for us in the nomination phase, and we accepted a place on the final list.

First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge Black Gate, a fine blog that has been an integral part of the SF/F fandom community for many years. Withdrawing from consideration cannot have been an easy decision for them, and we wish them all the best.

We also want to thank MidAmeriCon and the World Science Fiction Society for all their work to manage the Hugo Awards, especially in these contentious times. It's a big job, undertaken entirely by volunteers — fans providing a labor of love for the SF/F community — and we are honored to be a part of it.

Last, but absolutely not least, we want to thank everyone who nominated us and all of our friends and readers who support us and appreciate what we do. We couldn't do any of this without you.

For those not familiar with Lady Business, we are a group of women and genderqueer people who write about media from an intersectional feminist perspective. You can learn more about our individual editors here. If you'd like a sampling of our posts in 2015, here is some of what we've done:

Date: 2016-05-06 10:28 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
:O

:D

Congrats to all of you!

Date: 2016-05-06 10:52 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thank you so much!

Date: 2016-05-06 10:33 pm (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Oh, wow. Congratulations and best of luck to you.

Date: 2016-05-06 10:52 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks! =D

Date: 2016-05-06 10:46 pm (UTC)
ithiliana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ithiliana
Was thrilled when I clicked your link (posted in File 770) to see both the content in the highlights list, and that you all are at Dreamwidth!

*dashing off to subscribe STAT*

Date: 2016-05-06 10:50 pm (UTC)
ithiliana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ithiliana
Wow, this is embarassing: already subscribed! (I have not been as active in DW and fannish circles the last few years as I once was which I guess explains it, blush). So it's wonderful to get reminded of what I've been missing--and CONGRATULATIONS!

Date: 2016-05-06 10:53 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Haha, it's okay! We're just glad to have you around! And thanks =)

Date: 2016-05-07 12:14 am (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
*jumps up and down in excitement* Congrats! I'm so happy for all of you!

Date: 2016-05-07 04:51 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks so much!

Date: 2016-05-07 01:26 am (UTC)
redheadedfemme: (books. cats. life is sweet.)
From: [personal profile] redheadedfemme
Congratulations! You were on my ballot, and I'm very happy to see this.

Date: 2016-05-07 04:52 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks so much for voting for us!

Date: 2016-05-07 04:27 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Congratulations on accepting the nomination and *love* to all of you and absolute kudos to Black Gate too. Such a difficult year for all of this.

Date: 2016-05-07 04:53 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks very much! As we said in the post, it's a strange year and our deliberations were conflicted, but we accepted in the end. We wish Black Gate all the best!

Date: 2016-05-07 06:46 am (UTC)
zz9pzza: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zz9pzza
Congratulations :)

Date: 2016-05-07 04:53 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thank you!

Date: 2016-05-07 09:01 am (UTC)
dolorosa_12: (teen wolf)
From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
Many congratulations! I'm really, really happy to see [community profile] ladybusiness among the finalists, and this nomination is well deserved.

Date: 2016-05-07 04:54 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks so much!

Date: 2016-05-07 11:33 am (UTC)
tamsin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tamsin
Congratulations on the nomination!

Date: 2016-05-07 04:54 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thank you!

Date: 2016-05-07 04:01 pm (UTC)
lynnoconnacht: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lynnoconnacht
:O CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Date: 2016-05-07 04:55 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thanks so much! =D

Date: 2016-05-09 04:08 pm (UTC)
stranger: Anthy and Utena nearly kissing (anthy utena)
From: [personal profile] stranger
Congratulations and best wishes!
(Also, I am especially glad to see something I nominated on the ballot.)

Date: 2016-05-14 12:48 am (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thank you, and thanks for voting for us!

Date: 2016-05-09 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.com
Billions of congratulations! It is so, so well-deserved!!

Date: 2016-05-14 12:49 am (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Thank you so much!

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