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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 2001 XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, with comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.

eileen says, "OK, next up, we have the award for Best Setting..."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "groan"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "boo"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "hee hee"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to jw), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Tragic trophy tantamount to treachery."
[peanut-gallery] Thrax says (to Rob), "yay big game"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "whoo"
ctate sets right and left, turns single, and casts down to second place.
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to rc), "ym 'tragic trophy theft'"
<Guest2> <Guest> <Gues> <Gue> <Gu> <G> <>
eileen exclaims, "Let me introduce our next presenter: Zarf!"
Rob says, "!"
Hjalfi asks, "The real one?"
Gunther asks, "the real zarf?"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] buzzard says, "Mike's here, spikes beer, strikes deer, bikes clear"
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Nominated: the silverware from the white house."
Ryan says, "Yay!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW boggles.
Paul exclaims, "Yay real zarf!"
Photon exclaims, "Yay Zarf!"
Emily says, "actual zarf not included"
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
Rob claps for Zarf.
NamelessAdventurer says, "I'm afraid we had some trouble with the real zarf."
Jota says, "Is it Zarf or is it Memorex"
jwalrus says, "we appear to be zarfless"
AndrewPlotkin has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] Whizzard waits for zarf to open envelope, say, "Real life doesn't work like that." and walk away...
eileen checking the cue cards
inky says, "just because we don't know what zarf means doesn't mean he's nameless!"
NamelessAdventurer says, "We had to disassemble him to make the copy, and, well..."
Gunther says, "he seems to have turned into sand"
Paul exclaims, "Boo fake zarf!"
rc waves the big OS X SUXORS placard.
ctate laughs.
Photon laughs.
AndrewPlotkin says, "But it's my only line!"
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says (to inky), "we do! it means coffee-cup holder!"
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to gunther), "yay"
Emily says (to NamelessAdventurer), "just so long as you didn't let the sinister gentleman out"
Guest2 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] neild says, "Yay only line"
Dennis_Jerz asks, "Zero zarf zone?"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Well, there's Classic zarf, New zarf, and Diet zarf."
[peanut-gallery] Bishop exclaims, "Presenting the next trophy, it's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Zarf!' All the surreality and none of the cholesterol!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I prefer Clear Zarf"
neild asks (of guest2), "Are you my Zarf?"
[peanut-gallery] Paul exclaims, "Cherry Zarf, and Zarf with Lemon!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "but couldn't find it anywhere"
(From Thrax) Nameless says (to Emily), "you mean the lean and hungry one?"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "diet zarf comes without recipes"
[peanut-gallery] veek says, "Zarf-up"
Carrad2 asks, "Is there a best interactive world category?"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says (to veek), "That doesn't sound good at all."
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to gunther), "yay again"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "Dr. Zarfers"
AndrewPlotkin says, "I am here, I think, to present the award for Best Setting."
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Someone setting us up the bomb."
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] buzzard says, "and his cheap knock-off, Mr. Zarf"
inky says (to Carrad), "yes, this"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to paul), "thanks, and thanks again"
BoingBall has disconnected.
BoingBall has connected.
BoingBall disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
[peanut-gallery] veek says (to Emily), "No, but it goes well with the "Make 7-Up Yours" ad series they've been running"
Carrad2 says, "Ah"
eileen leaves the auditorium to the west.
NamelessAdventurer gives Best Setting Nominees to AndrewPlotkin.
eileen arrives from the west.
jwalrus says (to carrad), "or use of medium"
[peanut-gallery] Emily says, "true"
BoingBall arrives from the west.
Dennis_Jerz says, "Zarf zombie zinging zesty zaks."
AndrewPlotkin says, "And the nominees are......."
NamelessAdventurer says, "This ceremony so needs a henchmonkey."
Carrad2 asks (of jwalrus), "what is use of medium again...?"
Gunther says, "two tablespoons of Emily Short!"
Paul claps for all nominees in advance
AndrewPlotkin says, "All Roads, by Jon Ingold."
dfan-usa claps
Dennis_Jerz shrugs.
Emily says, "yay All Roads"
veek says, "yay!"
Jota exclaims, "Woowoowooo!"
DavidW claps
Gunther says, "woo"
Photon claps wildly.
ctate stomps enthusiastically!
Hjalfi claps.
rc says, "Wooo."
dhan-spain exclaims, "hey eileen! where you go? this hasn4t finished!"
Marvin claps.
inky says, "yay jon-in-absentia"
Dennis_Jerz claps.
Guest1 goes home.
</Guest1> </Guest> </Gues> </Gue> </Gu> </G> </>
AndrewPlotkin says, "Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin."
rc says, "Yay Venice."
Thrax exclaims, "yay alternate-timeline Venice!"
Ryan says, "Yay FoD!"
Gunther says, "F!O!D!"
Marvin exclaims, "WOO!"
Storme says, "yay!"
dfan-usa says, "Woo"
Thrax exclaims, "yay New Haz!"
rc says, "Yay Fallacy."
AndrewPlotkin says, "Fine Tuned, by Dennis Jerz"
dfan-usa says, "clap clap"
ctate says, "Yay tripped out drug-laden New Haz!"
DavidW claps again, even though he hasn't played these games yet.
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay turn-of-the-century!"
atholbrose claps!
<Mus> waiting for our balls to return down the alley
Gunther asks, "yay, er, guitar?"
Mus arrives from the west.
ctate waves at the passing automobile!
AndrewPlotkin says, "Heroes, by Sean Barrett."
Marvin says, "woo"
Bishop thwaps Gunther.
rc says, "Yay five settings in one."
Thrax exclaims, "yay fantasy!"
Photon claps.
DavidW claps.
Rob claps.
dhan-spain exclaims, "good game those heroes!!"
dfan-usa says, "Yeeeeah"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short."
Psmith says, "Yay generic fantasy town!"
Ryan says, "Yay buzzard!"
Gunther says (to Bishop), "thanks, I needed that"
nm says, "hooray all"
Marvin exclaims, "Yay!"
baf says, "yay"
jwalrus says, "yay!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "And..."
DavidW claps.
ctate says, "Yay moon-worship!"
inky says, "yay nominees"
Ryan says, "Yay Emily!"
Dennis_Jerz claps.
Jota exclaims, "He-roes!"
dfan-usa says, "Woo!!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay, er, Emily's imagination!"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre."
(From Gunther) AndrewPlotkin says, "And my house."
BoingBall says, "yay python"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "-n"
Ryan says, "Yay golf course!"
baf exclaims, "Yay setting with viewed from multipl different perspectives!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay bunker!"
ctate shouts, "FORE!"
dfan-usa says, "Textfire!"
maga_dogg says, "yea"
AndrewPlotkin says, "Out of these six outstanding nominees, the award for Best Setting goes to..."
Gunther throws the golf club at ctate.
ctate ducks.
AndrewPlotkin says, "All Roads, by Jon Ingold!"
buzzard exclaims, "woo!"
Thrax exclaims, "yay!"
Dennis_Jerz claps
Jota exclaims, "YAY!"
Emily says, "Yay!!!!"
inky says, "yay!"
Ryan says, "Yay Jon!"
Tanan applauds
Bishop exclaims, "Yay!"
veek says, "Yay!!!"
ctate stomps his feet in Italian!
Gunther says (to ctate), "I do mean the entire club"
Ander exclaims, "Yay!!"
dfan-usa claps!
Jacqueline claps.
DavidW exclaims, "Yay!"
Paul claps claps claps
neild applauds!
atholbrose applauds!
Aris exclaims, "Roads! Roads! Roads!"
Hjalfi claps.
Gunther says, "YAY JON"
Storme says, "yay"
nm says, "hooray"
Rob claps.
Recchi cheers Jon!
Photon exclaims, "Yay all roads!"
atholbrose goes home.
</atholbrose> atholbrose has fallen asleep. Er, or gone to get something to eat.
Marvin says, "Yay"
eileen claps wildly
rc says, "Hooray proxy Jon."
Bishop exclaims, "Yay person who's not here!"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
AndrewPlotkin beats a hasty retreat.
Sophie cheers
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "we should have a textfire golf win read out by Download.Com Reviewer Guy"
Hugo says, "Hooray!"
Photon exclaims, "Woo-hoo!"
Kiz claps, accidently sloshing her martini on bystanders
Carrad2 exclaims, "!"
Thrax exclaims, "and its predecessor, Some Bike Paths!"
ctate laughs.
Carrad2 exclaims, "!"
Hugo goes home.
</Hugo> Hugo has disconnected from ifMUD.
<jarel> jarel has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] Recchi says (to boingball), "Heh"
jarel arrives from the west.
Emily says, "heehee"
Photon asks, "Speech, anyone?"
dhan-spain says, "essssse jarel"
jarel hello
Thrax exclaims (at Jearl), "oh no! what happened? someone rearranged you!"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "an excellent presenter. 'teh nomnations for waste of download no graphics are...'"
<Hugo> Hugo has connected to ifMUD.
DavidW says, "hee"
Hugo arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to thrax), "hee hee"
Gunther says, "woo, only 8 minutes for this one!"
Gunther says, "shortest xyzzies ever"
jarel esse dhan
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "As we wait for a speech that isn't going to arrive."
NamelessAdventurer has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "Yay effic."
NamelessAdventurer drops fake_Jon_Ingold.
Rob claps.
Rob laughs.
Gunther says, "yay"
ctate applauds cardboard cutout Ingold.
Dennis_Jerz cheers the winners and crumples his speech with a wan smile.
Storme says, "heehee"
DavidW laughs.
Gunther drops Princes Margaret Dummy
Gunther says, "+s"
NamelessAdventurer exclaims (at fake_Jon), "Psst! Say something!"
</Lennier> "Name most a tool, emu!"
<Lennier> , aper, goes in a parrot cafe.
buzzard says, "Jon Ingold? Nothing special."
Rob has his picture taken with fake_Jon_Ingold.
Ander says, "Hah."
rc says, "Yay Jon InFoolsgold"
veek says (to NamelessAdventurer), "Nothing special? He just won a xyzzy!"
Marvin exclaims, "Er, yay whatever just won while I wasn't paying attention!"
Gunther says (to rc), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] ctate says (to rc), "ugh :)"
NamelessAdventurer gets fake_Jon_Ingold.
jarel leaves the auditorium to the west.
[peanut-gallery] rc says, "It was either that or Jon Inpyrite, but that would lead to Jon Inpirate jokes, and none of us want that."
dhan-spain exclaims, "next award!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "man, only 72 people"
veek says, "Ahem"
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "Arr."
[peanut-gallery] Ander asks (of Gunther), "How many were there last year?"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, ">80"
Photon jumps on the spot, pointlessly.
veek says, "Jon thanks you all. He couldn't be here because of a prior engagement involving jazz and a trombone."
veek says, "Moving right along."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to Gunther), "aww. next year will rock, honest"
ctate says, "yay trombone!"

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