[admin post] Admin Post: Holy moly, Hugo Awards!

Aug. 12th, 2017 03:43 pm
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We won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine!

Ira and Susan on stage giving a speech with text overlaid reading This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS

Ira and Susan attended Worldcon 75 on our behalf (we can't even with our jealousy over Ira getting to meet Daveed Diggs). We're so grateful to everyone who nominated and voted for us this year. Thanks also to our fellow finalists, too. It was lovely being a part of a robust ballot featuring commentary and criticism from a wide range of voices. The full list of finalists and winners can be read at thehugoawards.org.

We're still reeling a bit, but we wanted to at least reach out and say THANK YOU and OMG and WHAT and THANK YOU OMG, etc. We are super honored and so excited! Congrats to US, congrats to the other winners, and thanks for liking our work! ♥ You can find the text of our speech below.

Thanks so much for this amazing award. We accept on behalf of ourselves and the four Lady Business editors who couldn't be here tonight: Clare, Jodie, KJ, and Renay.

We also want to thank everyone who has supported Lady Business throughout the years in ways large and small, including our readers, commenters, and guest columnists. Special thanks go out to John Scalzi, whose work welcomed Renay back to science fiction. Without his books Renay wouldn't have been in the SF community to start this project with our co-founders, Ana and Jodie. Thanks to Ana Grilo of The Book Smugglers for consistent support and writing opportunities, Kate Elliott and Justin Landon for believing in our work and being the best cheerleaders, and Zachariah Carlson for being our personal Shadow Broker all these years.

When Lady Business was founded, the goal was to create a safer space for discussions in a community that was still struggling to recognize white women, much less any other marginalized identities. There's still work to be done, and change has been slow, but we are thrilled our project has been a voice within this cultural shift. We are incredibly honored that the Hugo voters find our intersectional feminist work valuable, and we will keep working to remain worthy of your recognition as we move forward.

We dedicate this award to Jodie Baker and Ana Silva. Thank you very much.

Date: 2017-08-13 12:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chaila
CONGRATULATIONS, all of you. How amazing. <3

Date: 2017-08-13 05:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cofax7
YAY, I'm so pleased! Congratulations!

Date: 2017-08-13 05:47 am (UTC)
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Date: 2017-08-13 06:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calissa
Congratulations! It is very well deserved.

Date: 2017-08-13 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Huge congratulations! So much love to you all! I'm just so happy all around by the ballot and winners this year!

Date: 2017-08-13 05:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
Whoo! Congratulations!

Date: 2017-08-13 06:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaytaylorrea
::screaming:: I AM SO HAPPY FOR Y'ALL

Date: 2017-08-13 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] susanreads
Hip hip hooray!

Date: 2017-08-13 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.com
I tear up every time I think about this win. I'm so so proud of y'all for this amazingly well-deserved award. You do incredible work and you deserve every accolade.

Date: 2017-08-14 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sepdet
Congratulations again, that was a bright spot that crossed my Twitter the other day!

Date: 2017-08-14 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wakboth
Congratulations. Shine on, space unicorns!

Date: 2017-08-15 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-08-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-08-16 04:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alpacapanache
Congrats!!! :D

Date: 2017-08-17 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Holy Moly indeed!

Congratulations to you all - this Is well deserved and I am so please for you.


Date: 2017-08-17 09:56 pm (UTC)
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