In our first 2016 metacast, we present the Escape Artists (EA) stories that ran in 2015, which are eligible in the upcoming Hugo nomination season.
Update: all of our editors (Graeme Dunlop and Rachael K. Jones at PodCastle, Shawn Garrett at Pseudopod, Marguerite Kenner at Cast of Wonders and Norm Sherman at EscapePod) are themselves eligible in the Editor, Short Form category.
Not Fancast. Not Fanzine. SEMIPROZINE. Yes, the categories are confusing and often overlap. “Fancast” is traditionally dominated by commentary shows and sketch-based audio programs.
There’s an argument that we could split the shows and compete in multiple categories to increase our chances. We don’t think that benefits anyone. The division is artificial at best, and extremely difficult (at worst) to explain, given all four of our shows have harmonised pay rates and submissions policies. It would smack of gamesmanship, which doesn’t interest us.
But that’s a decision that rests solely in the hands of YOU, our fans and supporters.
(And just a note, Mothership Zeta doesn’t qualify this year because they’re too new.)
Below are links to our wiki with links to every one of our eligible stories and various aggregation projects, where fans are building lists of those eligible in the various categories. They’re great tools, and we’d like to thank David Steffen in particular for his efforts.
- Escape Artists Stories eligible for Hugo Nomnations (2016)
- Art eligible for Hugo Nomnations (2016)
- ALL Hugo Nominees so far
- Hugo Nominees for Best Semi-prozine (2016)
Happy nominating, everyone!