Just Asking

I asked Denvention 3 Hugo Administrator Mary Kay Kare if the media (hey, faneds are media!) would again receive an embargoed list of winners, as was done with the nominees?

She replied, “No. The only person who got an advance list was D3’s webmaster to do our page.”

My personal opinion is that’s exactly the right way for Denvention 3 to handle its business. It’s fine that the winners’ names will be all over the Net two seconds after each Hugo is presented (assuming people in the audience can make their technology to work.) And I feel more comfortable when there is no potential for the winners to be accidentally revealed in advance, as happened with the nominees.