RACCies: Nomination ballot for stories of 2007
arspitzer at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 27 16:27:39 PST 2007
Okay, guess it's that time of the year...
You should probably hold off on sending me a nomination ballot till
January 1st since there will undoubtedly be some brilliant story posted
on December 31, 2007... but if you want to send more that one nomination
ballots for something you missed the first time that's fine.
Considering that I'll probably be mired in Beige Midnight I doubt I'll
have any time to write a RACCies award ceremony thingee, so if anyone
wants to write one contact me...
Feel free to hype your stuff and remind people what you wrote this year.
The RACCIES are a two-step process:
1. Nominations. Open. The only restriction is that you may
not nominate yourself or any stories you worked on. (I will
except crossovers under the assumption it is the others'
contributions you wish to recognize ;] ). The objective is
to overlook _no_ quality stories, yet still keep the ballot
a reasonable length, so nominate as many as you wish but
make sure _someone'd_ vote for them.
In addition to the below listed categories,
participants are encouraged to create 'special' (read --
comedic) awards to include in the balloting. Include a
winner with your award. I will exert editorial fiat over
these nominations, choosing the funniest among duplicates
and dismissing ones in bad taste or ones with vicious intent.
Nominations are RACC-wide: all posted imprints, stories
and authors are eligible as long as the story(ies) in
question were posted from 01 JAN 2007 through to 31 Dec 2007.
Nomination Period ends: JAN 31 2008
2. Elections. Crunch time. Pick three and rank them 1,2,3
(no self-voting). Track and field scoring in effect -- ie 1st is
5pts, 2nd is 3pts and 3rd is 1pt. Most points wins. Democracy
Election Period ends: MAR 31 2008
NOTE: Please return all nominations and ballots to the preferred
email address of:
arspitzer at earthlink.net
(arspitzer at earthlink.net)
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RACC1. FAVORITE WRITER:
RACC2. FAVORITE ONGOING SERIES: as billed, not implemented
RACC3. FAVORITE MINI-SERIES: 12 issues or less, including one-shots
RACC4. FAVORITE ARC: multi-issue storyline that is NOT RACC3
RACC5. FAVORITE SINGLE ISSUE:
RACC6. FAVORITE HERO/PROTAGONIST:
RACC7. FAVORITE VILLAIN/ANTAGONIST:
RACC8. FAVORITE SUPPORTING CHARACTER:
RACC9. FAVORITE NEW CHARACTER:
RACC10. FAVORITE PARODY/COMEDY: series or one-shot
across all imprints
RACC11. FAVORITE ACRAPHOBE/ADULT OFFERING: ditto, but serious
RACC12. FAVORITE REVIEW TITLE:
RACC13. FAVORITE STORY UNIVERSE:
RACC14. FAVORITE PERSON WHO HANGS OUT ON RACC:
RACC15. BEST FLAMEWAR: by thread, not instigator
RACC16. FAVORITE RUNNING GAG:
RACC17. MOST IMPROVED AUTHOR: from 24 DEC 2005 to present
RACC18. FAVORITE NEW WRITER: first RACC posting from 24
RACC19. FAVORITE NEW TITLE: same as RACC 2, issue #1 from
24 DEC 2005
THE RABBIT-BREEDERS CUP -- Awarded to the most prolific writer in this
or _any_ amateur fiction forum. We're measuring volume,
THE JOHNNY SAKO "COME BACK GIANT ROBOT, COME BACK" LOVING CUP --
for the RACC Writer that is most sorely missed
THE IMAGE TESTIMONIAL TIMEPIECE (BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED) --
For that author whose works are most consistently late.
THE "SPIDER SPINS!" LITTLE LULU WEB PAGE AWARD -- for the
favorite RACC-related web page
**For RACC4, include issue numbers, if known**
**For RACC5, include short blurb that identifies issue**
Arthur "Hype away..." Spitzer
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