I watched the livestreamed ceremony! I saw Lynne, Michael and Michi accept Hugos for Uncanny (AAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!) while looking extraordinarily fabulous! I saw Jessica Jones win a Hugo! I saw ASTRONAUTS accept a Campbell and a Hugo on behalf of Andy Weir and The Martian film respectively! I saw Naomi Kritzer be an absolute paragon of grace and generosity in accepting her extremely well-deserved win! I saw — and this was probably the highlight for me — Alyssa Wong deliver N. K. Jemisin’s acceptance speech for The Fifth Season, which has made me so happy I am just going to lie down and look up in perfect silence at the stars.
Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to everyone who made the ceremony (and the livestream!) possible — I’m still amazed I got to watch it smoothly on my rural internet connection.
I was also really delighted to see that both “Madeleine” and “Pockets” made it on to the long list in really superb company. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who loved my stories enough to nominate them — I’m so grateful for your reading.
Here’s to next year in Helsinki! And if you’re at Worldcon tonight, I hope you enjoy partying well into the wee hours of the morning.