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So the World Science Fiction convention is currently going on in Helsinki. I couldn't be there but am following events from afar.

You may remember that I was part of the YA award committee to help create a YA award voted on and given out with the Hugos. Well I'm pleased to the report that the award was ratified and tentatively named The Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. The award will be given for the 1st time next year at San Jose. I plan to be there in the audience to see it.

In other great news my friends at Lady Business where awarded the Hugo for best fanzine! They've put together an excellent blog that frequently makes me think as well as helping keep my to-read list nice and long. I'm so pleased and proud. Keep up the great work!

Date: 2017-08-13 01:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Congrats to you and the rest of the YA committee for such a significant accomplishment! I'm so glad that the WSFS will finally be recognizing the importance of YA to SF/F, and that the Lodestar will be awarded next year.

Date: 2017-08-13 06:48 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Congratulations, lovely. I know you worked hard to make this happen and being in the audience to see it presented for the first time is a great way to celebrate.

I'm looking forward to the new shortlist. I enjoy reading YA and I can't wait to see what new books this introduces me to.

Date: 2017-08-19 05:35 pm (UTC)
jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jack
Yes! I didn't get to the business meeting but I'm really pleased.

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