The Hugo Awards statuettes for 2016 all have names engraved on them, and the attendees of MidAmericaCon II have departed for their homeworlds. While Full Frontal Nerdity didn’t come away with a nifty metal rocket icon, it did make it to the final five works in its category, and that’s a huge honor. Even better was having the emcee, Pat Cadigan, muse aloud for several moments as to whether or not the title of my strip was a typo. 🙂
Even more inspiring than having a Hugo Award is having a convention badge with “Hugo Finalist” ribbon glued to it, a rocket-shaped pin affixed to the lanyard, and a certificate of nomination for something I’ve devoted a large portion of my life to. It’s a reminder of how far I’ve come and that there’s still more to do. Not for awards, but for reaching everyone who might get a smile out of it and think it was worth doing. That’s you, and I thank each and every one of you for helping me to keep doing this. The best is yet to come.