"High Seas Cthulhu" did not win a Stoker award from the Horror Writers of America. It was nominated, but no soap. Still...another chance at some acclaim might come for "Frontier Cthulhu", from Chaosium. Apparently The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design (AAGAD) and the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have announced that the anthology, edited by William Jones, is in the running for an Origin Award.
I'll let you know more about whether or not the mustard is cut, but until then...I attended a book signing in Flint today. William Jones was at a Borders signing copies of his newest book: "The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson". I believe these were advanced copies he made available. I'm not sure and it doesn't matter. I'm looking forward to reading this collection of Lovecraftian horrors, all the stories in this anthology woven together to present a story arc. I'll let you know more when I've had a chance to finish it.
Finally on the writing front, sort of, I attended yet another conference this past weekend. It was a mish mosh of open source computer software folk along with gamers and lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Yes, the Tron Guy was even present.
I wish I could say I behaved myself. However at one point I believe I unleashed upon the unsuspecting member of a panel I was attending. I know. It's hard to accept that I can be confrontational or in any way controversial. I won't name names, but let's just say that my face will probably be posted in the lobby of future conventions, a red circle with a line through it upon my image. I figure it will be a year or so before my friends allow me to live down this maniacal outburst. Currently, I have become part of a threat: "Don't make me go all Stewart on you."
In my defense, I am not the seven foot tall gentleman with the pot belly and elongated limbs who screamed his outrage at the way the panel discussion was proceeding. Rather I was the target of the seven foot gentleman's wrath. Sigh. Well, when you live in your mother's basement, sipping Bosco through a straw, pretending to be a woman in order to browse the lesbian chat rooms while at the same time trying to peruse the online fetish sites, I can understand how difficult it is to handle stressful public settings. Again, I wish I could tell you more, but my sense of decorum and etiquette prevents me from going into more detail.