I know I've been neglecting this blog for awhile despite my recent promises to do better, but, well, real life and all that. Okay, in honesty, real life and not having much to write about that couldn't be done in a FB post.
However, today is important.
It's the last day to vote for the Hugo Award.
If you've been following the controversy this year you already know all about it, but if not, I'd encourage you to go read Larry Correia's, Sarah Hyt's, and Brad Torgersen's excellent blog posts regarding said controversy.
With that said, if you have a membership in the Sasquan WorldCon, I am heartily encouraging you to not cast aside your vote. I am, instead, actively encouraging you to cast your ballot. Exercise that franchise. Let's send a message loud and clear to the CHORFs that fans matter, that fandom has a voice, and that their choice of who is and who isn't a "truefan" and who gets to award the Hugo isn't what fandom truly believes.
Or, maybe it will turn out that way after all. That's why voting happens and why every vote counts.
You do have a say in all this no matter what way you believe orwhich way you lean in the controversy.
I voted my conscience yesterday evening. I can honestly say that many of my picks probably would not resonate with any of the slates on any side, but that's the way I voted and I don't have to tell anyone who I voted for or why.
Regardless of the outcome, I can say I voted and contributed and I'm proud of that.
So, if you're a member, get that ballot filled in and cast. Do it now because time is running out. Your voice, your vote counts. You paid good money to be able to cast that vote. Do it. Make that money count for something.
For the Hugo.
For the fans.