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2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 9, 2002, at 4:00 P.M. EST (9:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, without comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you wish to see those comments, they are also available.

eileen climbs back onstage.
Rob says, "Yay tough crowd!"
Noura says, "I'm goin home"
Noura goes home.
eileen says, "Next up, we have the award for Best Individual Puzzle."
Rob claps
BoingBall says, "hurroo"
Hjalfi claps.
</pinb4ck> pinb4ck has disconnected from ifMUD.
<pinb4ck> pinb4ck has connected to ifMUD.
ctate can't figure out how to applaud this one.
Jota says, "Mmm, puzzles."
jwalrus tries to clap but ... damn you, ctate.
Thrax says (to ctate), "think outside the hands"
Gunther says, "YAY"
Rob asks, ">PUT HAND ON HAND Which hand do you mean, the hand, or your hands?"
Marvin says, "woo"
Carrad2 asks, "by best, do they mean hardest of most fun?"
Thrax says (to Rob), "talk to the hand"
ctate stomps Rob's feet.
nm says, "Clapping with the hands is slow and tedious."
jwalrus says, ">PUT SPRING IN HANDS"
rc says, ">GET THE CLAP"
eileen says, "Let me introduce the next presenter..."
josh_g says, "clap on, clap off"
Hjalfi plays the 'applause' tape.
Carrad2 says, "I'll be back..."
eileen exclaims, "Ines, from Rematch!!!"
Rob claps.
maga_dogg screams wildly
Marvin exclaims, "Woo!"
Stacey says, "hooray"
DavidW claps.
Paul claps, restarts, claps
ctate stomps enthusiastically!
maga_dogg says, "hubba hubba"
Iain has disconnected.
Iain goes home.
nm says, "yay"
Emily says, "yay Ines"
dhan-spain exclaims, "Rematch!! that devil4s game!!"
neild auto-applauds!
jwalrus hides under the stage before the SUV takes out the auditorium.
Ines has arrived.
ctate stomps enthusiastically!
Ander claps.
Gunther says, "dammit, inky wins"
Thrax says (to dhan), "it was indeed"
dfan says, "Hee hee"
DavidW dares Ines to throw trophy at ceiling fan.
Ines gets on stage
eileen gets offstage
Kiz stomps entheusiastically, inadvertantly knocking a hole in the floor
Ines starts a bit at sound of car going by outside.
Bishop exclaims, "Woo!"
Ines says, "Well, I don't have a prepared, in-character list of games."
Ines says, "But I have props."
Thrax says, "claps, fails, but learns from his failure"
maga_dogg shoves Ines out of the way and saves himself.
Aris dares Ines to tell us the nominees
Ryan says, "Yay props!"
Paul exclaims, "Yay props!"
Ines throws a tennis ball. It plunges into Bishop's stomach -- a direct hit!
Gunther says, "yay unpreparedness"
Thrax says, "er, :claps etc."
Bishop says, "Oof."
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Puzzles Nominees to Ines.
dhan-spain says, "by the way... where can I find the solution for Rematch? I have suffered it years ago...."
Ines says, "The list of nominees for best individual puzzle are..."
<Psmith> Psmith is.
Psmith walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Ines says, "All Roads (the birds)"
ctate stomps his elbows wildly!
Rob claps.
DavidW claps.
Recchi claps!
Noura walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
atholbrose claps.
Paul throws bread
Ines says, "By...(I don't have the author name handy)"
markm says, "An award for the birds."
Jacqueline says, "Yay."
josh_g . o O ( yay )
Ryan bashes his palms together loudly.
Emily says, "yay Jon Ingold"
Rob says, "Jon Ingold!"
Ellison claps
Noura goes home.
Sophie cheers.
Kiz says, "yay birds!"
(From Thrax) Alfred Hitchcock bows.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
dfan says, "It was written by Dan Schmidt thank you!"
ctate laughs.
dhan-spain says, "the birds, by Hitchcock ;-)"
dfan says, "Also the next one!"
josh_g says (to dfan), "hee hee"
Bishop picks the tennis ball out fo his stomach cavity and throws it at dfan.
dfan says (to Bishop), "You miss."
Ines says, "Pythos' Mask, by Emily Short"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
Thrax exclaims, "yay Pytho!"
Rob claps.
Gunther says, "woo"
dfan says, "Woo pythons"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
DavidW exclaims, "yay!"
Recchi cheers for Emily
Dennis_Jerz says, "Yay Emily"
Photon says, "Yay glasses!""
Paul claps for Pytho, wonders where the props are.
Sophie exclaims, "yay!!!"
BoingBall says, "yay#"
Ines says, "We're experiencing a bit of trouble, so bear with me here."
nm says, "yay"
maga_dogg says, "yay spiked BOOZE"
ctate avoids the wine....
Dennis_Jerz looks around for bear.
Ines says, "Silicon Castles (the chess game)"
Rob claps
Ines says, "by..."
Hjalfi says, "Me."
nm says, "yay you"
Ines says, "Hey, there you go."
Ryan says, "Yay me! I mean you!"
ctate says, "woo woo z-abuse!"
Ines says, "Textfire Adam Cadre"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Rob claps
maga_dogg says, "YAAAY"
BoingBall says, "w00t"
DavidW claps.
Dennis_Jerz cheers
josh_g says, "yay I scored a birdie"
Recchi golf claps
Paul throws golf balls
Ines says, "The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt"
ctate says (to josh_g), "wrong nominee :)"
Rob golf claps.
Thrax claps, but not as well as his boss.
DavidW yay!
Paul doshes.
Rob claps again.
Ines says, "Vicious Cycles (disarming the bomb) Simon Mark"
Rob claps.
ctate stomps gingerly.
Photon claps.
Storme walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
Ines claps, restarts, claps for nominees
Paul cla... clap... claps
Thrax set us up the bomb
rc claps again and again and again.
Kiz says, "yay bomb!"
Ines says, "Envelope, please..."
Ines takes envelope.
Ines opens envelope
dhan-spain asks, "a bomb? where is the bomb?"
Ines says, "And the winner is..."
Ines exclaims, "The Gostak!"
Rob applauds.
Tanan applauds
Hjalfi says, "Thank god."
Ryan says, "Hooray baf!"
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
Emily says, "wooo!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay yay!"
Hjalfi claps.
Psmith says, "Yay."
Ines throws a tennis ball. It plunges into baf's stomach -- a direct hit!
Photon cheers.
Marvin exclaims, "Hurrah!"
Gunther says, "woot woot"
Stacey says, "hooray"
rc cheers incomprehensibly.
Paul exclaims, "Yay gostak!!!"
Rob says, "two! two!"
ctate says, "awooga!"
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Individual Puzzle trophy to baf.
DavidW cheers.
Kiz hoorays
Jacqueline says, "Yay!"
dfan says, "Awright"
nm says, "yay"
josh_g says (to baf), "yay"
BoingBall says, "hooray! he must have done a speech by now"
baf regombs the stage.
Aris exclaims, "Gostak!"
Jota exclaims, "Woo, Gostak!"
Ander claps in an entirely unoriginal manner.
Ryan says, "Speech again!"
atholbrose applauds again!
Hjalfi exclaims, "Yay baf!"
maga_dogg says, "now do a god damn speech"
Thrax exclaims, "frike fosken!"
Duchess says, "congrats baf, since i wasn't there the first time to say so"
Gunther says, "yay, another non-speech"
eileen claps strenuously
Thrax exclaims, "tophth us!"
josh_g says, "SPEECH"
Gunther says, "if we keep the pace we'll be done in 10 minutes"
Hjalfi whistles loudly, drowning everyone out.
DavidW smibs the warb into the brangy.
NamelessAdventurer exclaims, "And let's have a big round of applause for Ines, for working without a script!"
baf asks, "OK, I've been reading my source code since the last embarassment and I think I can do a passable speech in Gostak dialect now. Do you want to hear it?"
josh_g says, "YES"
baf says, "(Please answer Bal or Da.)"
Bishop exclaims (at baf), "Yes!"
Gunther says, "Da"
DavidW exclaims, "Da!"
Dennis_Jerz says, "YES"
Paul exclaims, "BAL! no wait, DA!"
Bishop exclaims (at baf), "Um, Bal! Or maybe da!"
Photon claps for Ines.
devil says, "Boo, no spoilers!"
josh_g says, "Bal or Da."
Ryan says, "Da!"
atholbrose says, "Bal."
Emily says, "whichever one means we hear the speech"
(From markm) Gostak says, "Nyet!"
baf says, "OK, then I won't. But in the interests of stretching things out, I'll give some thanks."
rc says, "Someone set us up the gostak."
Jota exclaims, "Bal!"
BoingBall exclaims, "puaj!"
Paul asks, "no, BAL! Wait, which is the yes one?"
Kiz breaks out a vat of babel fish
Stacey says (to Paul), "Bal"
</Carrad2> Carrad2 has disconnected from ifMUD.
<Carrad2> Carrad2 has connected to ifMUD.
Ryan says, "Oh. Bal!"
Paul exclaims, "BAL! BAL!"
Photon exclaims, "Bal! Da Bal Da ! Balla Balla!"
Hjalfi exclaims, "Bal! Bal! Bals all round!"
maga_dogg says (to baf), "SPEECH for the love of god"
Gunther says, "Baal!"
markm chuckles.
Gunther says, "no wait"
Marvin exclaims, "Er, bal, probably!"
Duchess says (to baf), "gostak speech, NOW"
neild exclaims, "I won't understand any of it, but SPEECH!"
nm says, "Bal your base are belong to us"
baf says, "Thanks to Jed Hartman for making me aware of the gostak and the fact that it distims the doshes."
mcp exclaims, "rask that raskable glaud!"
(From DavidW) Ines throws a bal at baf.
Bishop exclaims (at baf), "Doatch already!"
baf says, "Thanks to Erik Ray for capturing on tape, many years ago, evidence that I did in fact have this idea before Lighan was released."
Thrax exclaims, "Give us some brolges!"
Photon says, "Hear, hear."
ctate laughs.
(From Gunther) Zarf says, "Sure."
baf says, "And, of course, thanks to Graham Nelson and everyone mad enough to betatest the game."
(From Hjalfi) Baf quietly applies chloroform to Zarf.
Thrax exclaims, "What a heamy dedge!"
neild exclaims, "Yayyyyy!"
(From DavidW) Gostak Barbie says, "IF is tavid!"
neild says, "I like a speech."
Ryan says, "Hooray for speeches!"
eileen climbs back onstage
Bishop applauds wildly.
atholbrose exclaims, "Hooray!"
NamelessAdventurer says, "So, thanks again, Ines, for presenting under difficult conditions. Apparently the nominees list got accidentally shredded somehow. We have Dick Cheney looking into that."
Jacqueline says, "Woo-hoo!"
Paul guesses the speech is over, claps.
Ines bows.
DavidW claps
Ines climbs offstage.
Photon laughs.
baf says, "My speech-tanks are empty again, but maybe I'll have another fragment ready if I win another award."
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Hjalfi claps.
Recchi claps
Dennis_Jerz throttles the French judge.
josh_g cheers madly, limbs flailing about.

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