I won the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form) at Chicon this past weekend. I was absolutely convinced this would be my tenth loss. That also means that I was completely unprepared to give a speech. Fortunately, I’ve been keeping a list of names in my jacket pocket for years (that list was falling apart so I had to copy it to a new piece of paper that day) and was able to make the best of it. Barely remember what I said, but people have been very nice about it. I’ll have to watch the video sometime.
My thanks to this year’s Hugo voters.
Oh and if you are wondering what the TSA has to say when you take a rocket through airport security, it was one word: “Nice!”