With Regard to the Recent Email to Nominees for the Hugo Awards

Science Fiction’s Hugos would not be what they are without accompanying periodic outbursts of controversy. This year’s topic is the email sent out to nominees for the award, “encouraging” them to dress professionally for the awards ceremony. The backlash from the sf/fantasy community was, shall we say, vociferous and overwhelmingly negative.†

As well it should be. To quote my elder daughter, on an occasion some time ago when I was fretting about the advisability of going out in public with my hair pulled back using a kid’s Snoopy-the-Flying-Ace hair tie:

“Don’t worry, Mamma. You’re a science fiction writer. You can wear anything.”


File 770 has a summary here — scroll down to item 8 in the entry.

One thought on “With Regard to the Recent Email to Nominees for the Hugo Awards

  1. Reblogged this on Madhouse Manor and commented:
    What Doyle was doing when she wore the Snoopy hair-bobble was going to the post office to mail a manuscript (remember those days?). And if I ever get a Hugo nomination what I’ll wear is full kilts.

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