girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

Ditmar Season

Oh lookee here is that time of year again. My apologies for not getting the short story list up yet on ASif - I ran out of time when I was online on the weekend. I still have 20 submitted reviews in my inbox to publish on ASif!

Anyway ... it's my favourite time of the year when I kick the Ditmar Administrator's butt because all the category definitions suck. I'm currently getting the annual ruling on which category we should nominate ASif! in.

However, I want to publicly protest against the stupid category for Fan Achievement which has the eligibility of ... stuff that's not eligible anywhere else.

Fan Production is "This award is for work in any medium first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The author or artist must have received no payment." So assuming this does not mean fiction or nonfiction pieces or artwork ... then anything else that was produced or viewed fits in this category - so podcasts, blogs, review websites, performance art, launches or other events. Anything that was produced and viewed in other words. So ahh .. what then does that leave that's not eligible here for Fan Achievement?

And ...should blogs, review sites, podcasts, discussion forums and event launches all really go up against each other in one category?

NB I won the award for Best Fan Achievement in 2007.
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