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Shiny, shiny awards suitable for hand to hand combat

Brain (Lisa L Hannett) and I arrived in Sydney on Friday and promptly indulged in our major vice: ordering room service. We talked until late, then woke up to more room service (What??)

Then we went for a walk
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Aurealis Awards

Tonight is Aurealis Awards night here in Brisneyland, the last one run by Fantastic Queensland, possibly the last one ever if no one takes up the franchise for next year. It’s been an amazing four years of FQ running the AAs very professionally.

Great list of nominees http://www.aurealisawards.com/finalists_winners.htm – special mention to Twelfth Planet Press, the little-indie-that-could, with its many nominations, and
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Saturday is Aurealis Day

This Saturday, 23rd Jan 2010, the Aurealis Awards take place – the last one run by Fantastic Queensland.

Do you have your ticket?

I’ve been getting some questions – I don’t know why – but in the interests of being helpful I present a brief Code of Conduct.

1. Have a ticket – do not turn up
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Here’s One We Prepared Earlier – or Richard Morgan is top of Author Behaviour 101

The Steel Remains (GollanczF.)

I was lucky enough to go along and see Richard Morgan at his QWC-FQ gig in Brisneyland last night. He was funny, erudite and unpretentious. He talked about his writing, his inspiration, his journey to becoming a fulltime writer, and his complete lack of planning when he writes (a comfort for
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