Now that the cat it out of the bag (it was the easiest way to hide him from the feds), it is time to ask for help, advice, suggestions for the Hugo Packet! No request yet from Worldcon but I should imagine they’ll stuff quickly when they ask for it.
- Firstly I’m not aiming to win this thing and I don’t like to feel like I’m competing unless the stakes are really low or absurd. However, I would kind of like my Hugo packet stuff to be so really good that people say ‘I’m voting X number 1 but Camshaft Ferple’s Hugo Packet was really good even if I’m putting him 6th’.
- Secondly, I’d rather have more than less. I can see advantages to less as a voting strategy but I’m more interested in people finding something they like.
- Thirdly, variety is good – so different styles of things rather than multiple examples of the same style of thing.
- Fourthly, it has to be fan-writing obviously but that is a fluid category.
- Fifthly, I’d prefer to avoid Puppy related stuff but I’m open to suggestions – and the posts on Vox Day’s attempt to spoil Collapsing Empire’s sales may be topical. Also, the stuff on the Dragon Awards may seem off in a Hugo packet, so I’m less keen on that.
- Sixthly, I have no issues with putting daft and silly stuff in there. It’s part of the brand 🙂
- Seventhly, politics is fine so long as it has SFnal elements IMHO.
- PICTURES – yes, they can make file size big and upset some ebook formats and aren’t accessible to everybody but for many of us, a visual/spatial aspect is super important for making sense of things.
This post https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/2017-retrospective/ was the first cut of possible things. Some things I can just link to or have part 1 of and a link maybe?
So…ideas, suggestion, tips, faves, advice (I will have stuff copyedited (!) so don’t tell me that a hundred times! ) – put it in the comments and I’ll get to work! 2017 posts only obviously https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2017/