Joss Whedon Selected for the Vanguard Award

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“Joss Whedon has mastered the art of melding the newest technology with inspired storytelling, truly exemplifying the spirit of the Vanguard Award,” said David Friendly and Laurence Mark, co-chairs of the PGA Awards.

It's great that the Producers Guild of America is recognizing Joss Whedon's achivements.  Creator of great shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.  I can't wait to see his next project.

Hopefully from Joss' great experience with Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog the next project will be another independent project.

(via Slice of SciFi)

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Fan Works Awards

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Vote for your favorite fan work based on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

They have already collected nominees from across the web of Videos, songs, written fics and many, many costumes based on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Now we need to vote for the winners of each category!

The list of nominees are here.  I’m very curious to see who wins The Cheesy on the Outside Award and The Death Whinny Award.  There are many great categories with lots of fan works listed.

For more information and to vote check out The Horrible Awards here.

Get your copy of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog here!

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Nebula Awards Rules Changed

Something about this isn't making sense to me.

SFWA has announced new rules for the Nebula Award. Among the most significant changes are the elimination of the “rolling eligibility” person and the elimination of the Nebula Jury’s addition of works to the final ballot (Science Fiction Awards Watch).

The rules change is fairly straight forward.  I like the rules change, as does:

One particularly interesting change is that:

someone who has at least sold one short story to a qualifying venue. A bigger voting pool might help remove embarrassments such as the total lack of nominees for this year’s Norton. However, Affiliate members (editors, agents, critics and other people who actually read a lot of books) are still barred from participating (Science Fiction Awards Watch).

You can read the rules here, but I am unsure about one thing.  In the eligibility section for works, it does not include the phrase, "in qualifying works/publishers."  I don't believe for a moment that the SFWA is droping their elite requirement, but I did find the lack of explicit snobbery to be odd.