I did two posts looking at the stats for Best Fan writer category in the Hugo Awards 2015 here and here. I think it is fair to say that the category looks a bit neglected – that isn’t a comment on the nominees but rather that it did look like most people who voted (aside from puppies) were just voting for one person they liked and I think that is a little sad.
So this post is looking at the non-Puppy writers who received some nominations in 2015. I’ll skip over Laura Mixon who ended up winning and look at the others.
Abigail Nussbaum: Asking the Wrong Questions. About: http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com.au/p/about-me.html
Strong and detailed reviews from an experienced and knowledgeable blogger: http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/recent-reading-roundup-38.html
Liz Bourke: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (blog) / Sleeps With Monsters (tor.com) About: https://lizbourke.wordpress.com/about/
Short reviews on her blog and more detailed essays on tor.com. http://www.tor.com/2015/06/16/how-do-we-talk-about-strong-female-characters/
Natalie Luhrs: Pretty Terrible. http://www.pretty-terrible.com/
Mark Oshiro: Mark Reads / Mark watches. FAQ http://markreads.net/reviews/faq/ and http://markwatches.net/reviews/
Blogging complete series of books or TV shows. Mark Watches is currently working through Star Trek TNG: http://markwatches.net/reviews/2015/09/mark-watches-the-next-generation-s04e10-the-loss/
Foz Meadows: Shattersnipe: Malcontent and Rainbows. https://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/foz-meadows/ also writes at BlackGate and HuffPo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/foz-meadows/ and The Mary Sue http://www.themarysue.com/guest-author/foz-meadows/
Blog covers reviews and writing https://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/i-see-your-preferences-wendig/
Dierdre Saoirse Moen: Dierdre.net. http://deirdre.net/about/
Notable in particular for this: http://deirdre.net/the-puppy-free-hugo-award-voters-guide/
Many things but lots of reviews: http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/you-dont-treat-your-cousin-like-a-chicken
Christopher J Garcia: editor The Drink Tank Fanzine. http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/ (finished 2014) http://amazingstoriesmag.com/authors/chris-garcia/