On March 12th, 2005, at 4:00 P.M. EST (10:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, not including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you wish to see those comments, a version with those comments is also available.
klimas says, "So I moved to leave the stage but I couldn't: the guy under the stage explained, there's one more favor I need from you and then you can go back to the desert, or the party, or work, or Beatrice's house, or wherever it was you really were before you began dreaming --"
klimas says, "The nominees for best writing, he asked me to say, are:"
Bishop cheers for the mutual appreciation of the anglophone and Italian IF communities.
Rob says, "ha ha"
klimas says, "Bolivia By Night, by Aidan Doyle."
Guest1 exclaims, "BOLIVIA!!!!"
Merk says, "Wooo Bolivia"
Eric applauds stylishly.
olethros claps bolivianously.
klimas says, "Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke."
inky says, "hooray for ninjas"
olethros asks, "ninjas?"
Merk exclaims, "Wooo Chancellor!"
Eric applauds economically.
klimas says, "Mix Tape, by Brett Witty."
Jacqueline applauds for Brett.
Eric gives mixed applause.
klimas says, "Tough Beans, by Sara Dee."
wojohz says, "yay Chancellor yay"
maga says, "yay"
Eric claps toughly.
wojohz says, "yay Tough Beans"
Merk exclaims, "woo mix tape & tough beans!"
olethros exclaims, "Hooray!"
Rob asks, "num num why violence in streets?"
klimas says, "And Vespers, by Jason Devlin."
maga says, "woo"
sdee exclaims, "woo!"
Guest1 says, "yay vesp"
klimas says, "The winner is..."
Eric applauds monastically
klimas says, "Vespers, by Jason Devlin!"
maga says, "woo"
olethros says, "Hooray"
wojohz says, "hurray Vespers"
Guest1 says, "congrats"
Lee exclaims, "wooo hoo!!"
Eric exclaims, "Well done, Jason!"
Merk exclaims, "Congrats to JasonD!"
inky says, "woot"
jmac snaps appreciately
klimas gives Best Writing 2005 XYZZY to JasonD.
wojohz applauds again
Eric hums a suitable dies irae ditty.
lpsmith says (to Jason), "Do you have anything more to say, or have you said it already? ;-)"
Merk exclaims, "One more left! The big-dog of awards!"
JasonD says, "The pressure's especially on to say something deep and insightful when someone gets Best Writing. And it doesn't get more deep and insightful than "Thanks guys!""
Norah says, "Heh"
olethros says, "hahaha"
Jacqueline says, "Well stated, Jason."
Bishop laughs and claps.
klimas claps for everybody and heads for his seat.
wojohz says, "hee"
eileen claps enthusiastically
Merk says (to Jason), "Also, now the pressure's on to keep up the high standards game after game!! =)"