Top 10 Stories for August 2020

The 2020 Hugo Winners post would have been widely read even under normal circumstances, however, once George R.R. Martin left a comment on the post seeking to explain his performance as toastmaster of CoNZealand’s Hugo Ceremony, a huge amount of traffic was driven to it by bloggers and journalists who linked to the statement. (Some of their articles also cited GRRM’s 2019 article here about Dublin’s Hugo Losers Party, pushing it into the Top 10 as well.)

Then, the Memphis in 2023 Worldcon bid committee’s announcement that they will not exercise their option to run the Retro-Hugos if they win became the first (and most-read) of several posts on the subject of the Retro-Hugos on File 770 this month.

Here are the 10 posts with the most readers for August 2020 according to Google Analytics.

  1. 2020 Hugo Awards
  2. Pixel Scroll 8/1/20 Scrollers Tick In Vain
  3. Memphis Worldcon Bidders: Won’t Run Retros If They Win; Address Diversity and Inclusion Policies
  4. Pixel Scroll 8/3/20 Undeserved Loss And Inaccessible Healing
  5. Pixel Scroll 8/5/20 Please Pixel Your Scroll In The Form Of A Question
  6. Pixel Scroll 8/2/20 Lemonade Stand On Zanzibar
  7. Pixel Scroll 8/7/20 I Saw The Thing Comin’ Out Of The Sky, It Had The One Long File, One Big Eye
  8. GRRM on the Hugo Losers Party
  9. Reaction to 2020 Dragon Award Ballot
  10. Pixel Scroll 8/9/20 Pixel The Scroll That Makes You Happy

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  1. 2020 Hugo Awards
  2. Memphis Worldcon Bidders: Won’t Run Retros If They Win; Address Diversity and Inclusion Policies
  3. GRRM on the Hugo Losers Party
  4. Reaction to 2020 Dragon Award Ballot
  5. Schluessel: My Zoom Background Censored Again
  6. 2020 Dragon Award Ballot
  7. Rethinking the Retro-Hugos: How Should We Honor Past SFF?
  8. Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #52
  9. Publisher Settles Concerns of Flashing Swords #6 Writers
  10. Best Series Hugo: Eligible Series from 2020

1 thought on “Top 10 Stories for August 2020

  1. I think the link to GRRM’s Losers Party is from last August. Boy, second time in a row that he’s felt it necessary to write and post some kind of apology/explanation for his actions concerning WorldCon. Let’s hope that streak gets broken next year.

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