Daily Archives: June 23, 2014

I Have Voted for the Hugos

Having caught myself up to my satisfaction with the nominees in all the categories, I went to the Loncon3 site and voted, taking care to place each nominee with the ranking I thought it or they deserved. I look forward to seeing how my own votes match the overall final choices.

If you are planning to vote this year for the Hugos, a couple of notes: First, please do try to vote in as many categories as you can. There are a lot of potential voters this year — it’s going to be the largest Worldcon by attendance in decades, it appears —  and each category (as I understand it) has to garner votes equalling at least 25% of the overall voter tally in order to be verified. Do your reading and watching, and make the effort to be a good voting citizen. Two, if you’re curious about how the “no award” vote works with regard to the Hugos, for whatever reason, here’s a pretty good run down on what it is and how to use it effectively. Remember also that the Hugo vote is a preferential ballot – you rank the nominees, not merely just vote for one.

Also, don’t worry if you haven’t voted yet; you have until July 31st. I’m just voting slightly ahead of the curve this year. That said, don’t put it off until the very last minute, either — there’s nothing like hundreds of people trying to get their votes in at 11:50 on July 31 to make Loncon3’s servers cry. Read up, note your preferences, rank the nominees in each category, and then — vote!

(And yes, I will remind you a couple more times before voting closes. I’m helpful like that.)

On the 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman Movie, a Personal Ranking of All the Batman Films

Because this article on Tor.com reminded me that today is the day.

In order from best to so not best:

1. The Dark Knight

2. Batman (1989)

3. The LEGO Movie

4. Batman Begins

5. Batman Forever

6. The Dark Knight Rises

7. Batman Returns

8. Batman: The Movie (1966)

9. Batman and Robin

Not ranked: Any of the direct-to-video DC-branded animated Batman movies, as I’ve not seen them, although I know a lot of people who swear by them.

Your ranking?