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( Jan. 16th, 2011 03:13 pm)
Been meaning to make this post since September, but as you're all aware, life has been hectic. Getting around to posting has been a lesser priority than 47 other things.

Something Sharon and I discussed at WorldCon (and more or less ever since) was how blessed we are to have such awesome and brilliant friends.

We were room-bound for a good chunk of the con thanks to the kids. This was something we expected and were fine with, knowing we'd only see small sections of the con, and some of our friends. But then we had all those lovely folks that made the time to come up and say hi, to sit with us, chat, and give us the pleasure of their company. We were really grateful for this, because some of these folks we'd have not seen at all if they hadn't come to us.

We had a couple of folks who offered to babysit Lex for us, which was fabulous and gave us a chance to see a little more of the con. And then when Sharon hurt her back, the help and assistance given to us by so many was an absolute Godsend. People went and got painkillers, helped organise food, and just came up and gave us company once again seeing as we wouldn't get to any more of the convention.

We also had help packing our stuff and loading up the car.

More recently, I had help cleaning the house, packing and loading the truck, and unloading and unpacking.

And just this week, in light of a couple of my recent posts, two people sent us presents for Lex - a pink monster, and an Upsy Daisy top.

So this is just a quick word to those people mentioned, those folks I've missed, and to all the others out there that have been there for us over the years, as help or company.

We really appreciate your friendship and help, it means the world to us.

Thank you.
The 2011 Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian science fiction in 2010 will be presented at Continuum 7.

Nominations will open in one week and will be open for two months. The nomination and voting process will be similar to previous awards.

The key dates for the 2011 Chronos Awards are:

Nominations Open: Sunday 23 January 2011
Nominations Close: Sunday 27 March 2011
Voting Opens: Sunday 3 April 2011
Voting Closes: Sunday 15 May 2011
Awards Announced: Continuum 7 (see the program for details)

Any queries can be sent to awards@continuum.org.au

Wide distribution of this post is welcomed but please acknowledge the source and provide a link back.
[livejournal.com profile] arcadiagt5 has graciously overseen the Chronos Awards since their inception a few years back. This will be his last year handling them and so we are looking for his replacement. It's not a hard job, but it is an important one.

If you're curious or would like to volunteer, follow the link to John's LiveJournal to read more.

Please remember that if you are overseeing the awards, you can't be eligible for one.
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