Space: The Imagination Station will be
airing footage of my Campbell Acceptance Speech
on Thursday, September 7 (at 15:55h EDT, 17:55h EDT, 19:55h EDT
21:55h EDT, 23:55h EDT) and Friday, September 8 (at 0955h EDT, 1155h EDT).
I'm hoping to get the video for the site, but until then, this is your only chance!
Goddamn, I won! I'm can't believe I won! I won I won I won I won I won!
There are about 10,000 people I need to thank, and I only have 90 seconds, so just visit my website: www.craphound.com/thanks.
Photo courtesy of Mid-American Fan Archive.
This kicks all kinds of ass.
I ended the speech here, because I realized that no one was there to hear me do my Susan Sarandon impression, but I think the stuff below is important, so I've left it online.
I know it's bad form to use this podium as a bully pulpit, but there is one thing I want to say:
There's been a lot of hand-wringing this year about electronic piracy. Here's how I see it: When someone spends their unpaid work-days converting your work to electronic format, when that person passes it around the network, recommending it -- well, that's pretty close to the kind of publicity writers wish their publishers would spring for.
More than anything else, our writerly priority has to be figuring out how to make money off of that dynamic.
More than anything else, we need to figure out how to stop suing these amateur publicists and put them on the payroll.
If your name doesn't appear here and you were expecting it, I apologize. If you've kept in touch with me at all lately, you know how freakishly overextended I am these days. I plead exhaustion.