So as some of you may know, Digger got nominated for a Hugo award this year, thanks to a whole lot of seriously awesome people who cast nominating ballots, entirely without me knowing it was even eligible. This was very, very nice of them.
“But Ursula!” you say. “The only thing better than a Hugo nomination is an actual Hugo award! How do I vote for Digger? Can I vote for Digger?”
I’m so glad you asked. Because yes, O reader, you CAN vote for Digger if you so desire—Hugos are a…well, not exactly democratic process, more of a republic, really, because it costs money.
In order to vote for the Hugos, you have to get a supporting membership at Worldcon 2012 (or have had one for 2011, or something complicated like that.) This costs you $50 and you get to vote in the Hugos.
Now, if that was all you got, I would say “Dude, ‘Hugo-nominated’ still has the word ‘Hugo’ in it, I don’t need to win that bad, fifty bucks is a lot of money, if it’s burning a hole in your pocket, please donate it to preserve jumping slug habitat or something.”
However, you actually get a lot for the money, because they give you the Hugo Voter Packet. And this includes e-book copies of a whole bunch of the nominees, (including the whole damn run of Digger, in PDF form, as assembled by my enormously talented publisher Jeff) so it works out to a lot of books that are currently in hardcover, a slew of novellas and short stories, some comics—in short, a lot more than $50 worth of content.
Which means that I can say, without feeling too much guilt, “Hey, you can vote for Digger if you want to spend $50 and it’s actually really worth it, because you get copies of some of the very best speculative fiction of the year for the money.”
So, that’s how you vote for Digger if you are so inclined.
If you can’t afford to, please feel absolutely no guilt whatsoever, it does not make you any less dedicated a fan, I am just as happy to have you reading as anybody else, and there were many years when I couldn’t have spent fifty CENTS to vote on something, let alone fifty bucks, so believe me, I understand completely and please, please, don’t apologize.
And if you can afford to, then thank you very much, and if you’re not interested in the voter packet, then hey, how ’bout those jumping slugs, huh?
New Balance Men s NB Pro Slide Sandals Black, White
Therafit Summer Women s Fabric Slingback Sport Sandal - for Plantar Fasciitis/Foot Pain Blue , MT-onemix Women Men Awesome 3-in-1 Lightweight Athletic Rome Sneaker Shoes Dark Blue I , Merrell Women s Terran Slide II Sandal Sleet , Summer Sandals, Inkach Women Summer Bohemia Slope With Flip Flops Sandals Loafers Shoes Green , Skechers Women s on The Go 400 Bouncy Sandal Gray Uminder Men s Sports Sandals Trail Outdoor Beach Water Hiking Leather Shoes Brown Inkach Women Wedges Sandals - Ladies Bohemia Summer Platform Toe Sandals High-Heeled Pumps Shoes Purple
Merrell Women s Siren Strap Q2 Athletic Sandal Aluminum , Rockport Women s Franklin Three Strap Sport Sandal Black PDQ Womens/Ladies Toggle & Touch Fastening Sports Sandals Grey/Jade
MAVIRS Brand Women Sandals 2018 Summer Fringe Ankle Strap 12CM Stilettos Extreme High Heels Black Blue Shoes US Size 5-15 White , Ryka Women s Belmar Athletic Sandal Navy/Blue , KEEN Women s Uneek 8MM Sandal Gargoyle/Bright Char Merrell Women s Whisper Slide Slide Sandal Brown
Lacoste Men s Fraiser BRD1 Platform Sandal Green/Green , Jordan Nike Men s Hydro 6 Sandal Black/Metallic Gold , SoftWalk Women s Tillman Dress Sandal Gold Wash , LALA IKAI Roman Shoes Summer Women Pumps Lace-Up Strap Hole Hollow Stiletto Square High Heel Shoes Woman Sandals XWC1020-5 - S.Romance Women Sandals Plus Size 32-43 Fashion Med Square Heel Office Lady Pumps Woman Shoes Boots Black Blue Red Beige SS901 Beige
BZees by Naturalizer Dream Black , SoftScience Women s Waterfall Palm Flip-Flop Black RunningontheWall Recovery Sandals, Running Flip Flop, Massaging Post-Run Footwear Pink-26.2
Calvin Klein Men s Lyric Slide Sandal Black , Fila Men s Drifter Sport Sandal Fila Cream/Fila Navy/Fila Red , Boombah Men s Tyrant Digital Camo Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Red , OluKai Hokua Mesh Sandals - Men s Dark Shadow/Dark Shadow , Northside Women s Trinidad Sport Sandal Gray/Aqua , Unicorn With Rainbows And Clouds Summer Non-slip Slide Sandals Home Shoes Beach Swim Flip Flops Indoor and Outdoor Slipper Women Men Starry Sky ,