I just got back from San Antonio and LoneStarCon 3. It was a delight to have a major convention in my home town; when I was starting to feel conventioned-out on Saturday I was able to take a break and spend a day with my family. I also got to see the Hugo awards for the third time, and continue to find it thrilling. Congratulations to all the winners, and special congratulations to John Scalzi who won Best Novel for his book Redshirts. This was especially exciting for me, as I appear in the book as a minor character. (It’s worth noting that, so far, 100% of novels in which I die have gone on to win Hugo awards. Do with this information what you will.)