And so, no, I do not have a Ditmar :-D

Last night’s phone call from Pete, saying I had a Ditmar made my spidey senses tingle with wrongness and I thought ‘wind-up’.

In the end not quite, but rather drunken confusion from others that ‘nominated’ meant ‘won’. (Not Pete’s fault – he did indeed win a well-deserved Ditmar for Horn). So much laughter and derision this morn – and Cat Sparks took home the Ditmar in question. I believe she has one last space in her Wollongong pyramid made of her many Aurealis and Ditmar awards. As so she should have such a pyramid, for she is awesome.

What I do have is the below – Cory Doctorow makes origami cranes whilst on panels (Lezli Robyn and I were on a panel with him and snarkled paper cranes afterwards), and Cat Valente did a reading and gave away copies of the Deathless manuscript to anyone who could answer a Russian history question. Huzzah for my teenage obsession with Russian history, which meant that buried deep in my brain was the knowledge that the Russian Revolution started in 1917. And Cat was kind enough to sign it for me.

AussieCon is awesome, but I am exhausted, and back in the room hiding, soon to take a nanna-nap. The books are selling well and I’m signing heaps and trying not to spell things incorrectly.

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8 Responses to And so, no, I do not have a Ditmar :-D

  1. Pen says:

    It’s weird to think of Cory Doctorow being a real person. Is it actually true?

    You have a ditmar in my heart.

  2. Pen says:

    Don’t come and kill me and take it out though. I’m sure you’ll have a real one shortly and gaol would be bad for writing, what with limited steak and coffee available.

  3. angelaslatter says:

    Relax – I look terrible in overalls. You’re safe.

  4. angelaslatter says:

    He’s real and wore striped trousers. And had an awesome steampunk watch, which I wanted to steal for my boyf.

  5. PeterMBall says:

    I won Best New Talent rather than the novella category (although it took several confusing conversations to work this out). Paul Haines won the novella for Wives.

  6. angelaslatter says:

    T’is fitting there is more misinformation.

  7. Flinthart says:

    Ahhaaa! So it was DOCTOROW! I turned up to one panel, found five of ’em sitting on my deskie-bit. All I could do was pick one up and say “Gaff! So the fifth replicant was ME all along!”

  8. angelaslatter says: