The ORIGINS game convention was this past week, and with them the Origins Awards, one of the two major hobby gaming awards (the other being the ENnies, given out at GenCon). And this year, a project I worked on (and mentioned previously in this journal), Hobby Games: The 100 Best, took the Non-Fiction Publication of the Year category.
I'm delighted to share the award with such distinguished company - over a hundred other essayists (counting intros and afterwords), all wrangled between two covers by editor James Lowder. James took the Fiction Publication of the Year category as well with the short story collection: Astounding Hero Tales.
One of the nice things about awards is that point out the high marks of the past year, so if you were thinking about getting the book, here's a big thumbs-up from gaming itself. Go check it out.
Civility on the Net ('laundry lists') - So, I've been mulling over recently why there's so much incivility and rancor on the internet. In particular, I was struck by two threads on the MythSoc li...
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