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2006 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 12th, 2006, at 5:00 P.M. EST (11:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.


lpsmith exclaims, "Welcome, everyone, to the annual XYZZY Awards for the Best Games of 2006!"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "if you want your answer rhyming and in the same meter"
DavidW claps
inky says, "woo!"
Celestianpower applauds
Rob claps
Newington claps
Kelby applauds wildly, almost falling out of his chair.
olethros walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
lambda applauds
Ben claps.
Guest2 says, "@join #peanut gallery"
JDC claps too, to look cool.
a_magical_me hastily sits down on the floor
Guest2 claps
Emerald claps too, to look part of the crowd
olethros whistles.
[peanut-gallery] Allen asks, "hey, do we get a gift-bag with a bunch of carbon credits like the Oscars?"
lpsmith asks, "Thank you all for coming! Eileen, how many years does this one make?"
VictorGijsbers says, "Guest2, you can't join channels with a guest account."
[peanut-gallery] olethros says, "sadly, I have played no games this year"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "you get one bar of carbon soap"
[peanut-gallery] olethros says, "how dull"
Rob honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "if you buy it yourself"
eileen asks, "I think... 11?"
Eluchil exclaims, "Yay!"
DavidW says, "yes, it's 11."
lpsmith says, "Wow, excellent."
[peanut-gallery] * Celestianpower has joined the channel.
Kelby exclaims, "Eleven! Woot!"
Guest2 hopes there will be giftbags, or this has just been a waste of time
Rob +3 more honks
jermer goes home.
djfletch exclaims, "It goes up to eleven!"
[peanut-gallery] lambda says, "Yep, I've played none of the nominated games, either."
Rob (and two hard boiled eggs)
inky says, "that's ridiculous, it's not even funny"
DavidW says, "hee"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "eleven. yags"
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "They're all pretty good"
jermer arrives from the west.
Eluchil jumps on the spot
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "maybe there were only 12 people voting for all of these awards"
lpsmith says, "We generally try to have the winners from previous years read the nominees for the current year, but for various reasons, it'll be mostly inky and I this year."
lpsmith says, "But we do have Aaron Reed! Let's all give him a round of applause."
GregB arrives from the west.
eileen applauds loudly
jermer goes home.
djfletch claps
McMartin applauds
Eluchil claps wildly!
aaronius stands up from a seat near the back and bows.
Newington applauds
Guest2 asks, "whsper Roger=so, youve seen a night at the opera?"
VictorGijsbers applaud Aaron.
Celestianpower gives him a round of applaus
lambda claps with vigour.
Emerald give Aaron Reed a round of applause
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "because inky is funnier, for instance"
Kelby claps loudly. "Gourmet! Gourmet!"
Baryon applauds roundly
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "uh oh, clearly we need a spiritual revival"
Guest2 claps
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "his recipes aren't as good though"
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "I feel so guilty... I'm hardly a part of the IF community any more"
Eluchil says, "I like lobster"
DavidW claps
Rob claps for Aaron Reed
lpsmith exclaims, "So! Without further ado: The nominees for the Best Use of Medium!"
nm claps
Ben claps
olethros claps
lpsmith says, "As one nominee once put it, "the award that nobody knows what it's for""
[peanut-gallery] McMartin asks (of Allen), "This will sound bad, but, uh, should I know you?"
DavidW says, "ha ha"
Eluchil smiles.
jermer arrives from the west.
Rob says, "instead of a teleprompter he receives his script via pneumatic tube"
[peanut-gallery] Allen says (to McMartin), "geeze, I was a top poster on r*if until 1997 or so"
lpsmith says, "Nominee #1: "Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game", by Riff Conner"
olethros says (to Rob), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "what have you done for us lately?"
DavidW says, "yay KoLer Riff."
Rob claps
Eluchil claps
VictorGijsbers says, "claps."
lambda claps
Ben applauds
Celestianpower claps
DarkStar claps
Kelby exclaims, "Escape! Escape! Aaargh! I mean, yay!"
[peanut-gallery] nm says, "still no award for best use of small, large, or extra-large"
Roger clasps.
Emerald claps
Gunther says, "the clap"
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says (to Allen), "Ah, so 'no, since I didn't find the IF community until 2003 or so'"
inky pushes the 'clap' button on his pod-seat.
Kelby claps.
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "I added an alternate timing-daemon to the inform library in 2004"
lpsmith says, "Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by ?yvind Thorsby"
olethros says, "hooray"
Eluchil claps
DavidW says (to inky), "I want one of those buttons"
Roger brains. He means, claps.
lambda says, "Hooray""
inky says, "he has to win the award the first time"
McMartin claps
Guest1 exclaims, "Go Sweden!"
Newington claps everything
DavidW says, "woo Yeti Robot Zombies"
VictorGijsbers claps loudly.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "not to be confused with Biff Conner, which is Aaron Reed's porn name"
lpsmith says, "Bronze, by Emily Short"
Rob claps
Kelby claps, claps, and claps. Oops, his hands fell off.
Roger asks, "who?"
inky applauds
Eluchil claps heartily!
Emerald claps
DarkStar claps
DavidW applauds
Ben claps
McMartin rings the bell for a ghostly round of applause
[peanut-gallery] lambda says, "Oh, I actually have played a nominated game."
a_magical_me claps
[peanut-gallery] aaronius says, "If you want to know my porn name, you'll have to wait for my next game."
Emerald claps for Yeti Robot Zombies, which she missed
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "uh oh"
lambda applauds wildly
Guest2 claps, not because he knows the game, but because he liked Galatea
Rob clanks
lpsmith says, "Legion, by Jason Devlin as "Ian Anderson""
Celestianpower claps
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "goodness"
Eluchil claps
Emerald claps
inky says, "we all are clapping"
Kelby Claps! "legion! Legion! Leeeeeegioooon!"
lambda applauds
Guest2 claps
McMartin cheers
olethros clappity clappity clap
Rob s clap
Ben applauds
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "oh yeah, I played YZR"
Guest1 exclaims, "Go Sweden!"
Eluchil says, "It's important to support the authors"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "YRZ? Whichever"
Grocible applauds
Kelby shakes a fist in the air.
[peanut-gallery] Ben exclaims, "Woo!"
djfletch slides into a seat
lpsmith says, "And finally: The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers"
[peanut-gallery] olethros asks, "was that the game with the yeti robot zombies?"
Emily says, "woo"
Rob claps.
DavidW says, "yay!"
Ben claps
Eluchil asks, "Should we cheer instead?"
[peanut-gallery] Newington says, "A Yeti ZOmbie Robot would just be silly"
Emerald claps
Guest1 exclaims, "Ye blondes!"
McMartin applauds
JDC claps one hand, but it doesn't make a sound
inky says, "go Victor"
Eluchil claps
[peanut-gallery] Roger says (to olethros), "Hey, no spoilers."
lambda exclaims, "Hooray!"
DarkStar claps
Kelby cheers.
Guest2 realizes he's been standing the entire time and takes a seat
GregB says, "go Spring Thing contender"
nm claps for the medium nominees
olethros says, "Wictory"
Rob says, "well done, medium nominees"
lpsmith draws an envelope from his jacket pocket, and opens it.
lpsmith says, "And the winner is..."
Rob says, "ym 'and the xyzzy goes to'"
Allen says, "next up, large, XXL nominees"
lpsmith exclaims, "The Baron, by Victor Gijsbers!"
Rob applauds!
Emily says, "yay!"
DavidW says, "woohoo!"
Newington cheers
Roger says, "Woohoo."
olethros says, "hooray"
Celestianpower cheers
Kelby exclaims, "Yayayaya!!!"
aaronius applaud
Ben applauds
VictorGijsbers exclaims, "Wow!"
Eluchil appluads
Guest2 applauds!
Emerald says, "go Baron!"
lambda cheers
Baryon cheers
Allen says, "woo, it's that new guy with the funny name!"
DarkStar exclaims, "woot!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "I hope we have a thankyou cam behind the curtain this year"
GregB cheers
eileen applauds heartily
inky says, "awright"
Kelby exclaims, "COngrats!"
inky says, "speech!"
JDC says, "Congrats."
Roger says, "Go receive de award."
lpsmith says, "Victor! Come on up here and say something."
djfletch applauds the aristocracy
Flit is excited!
Eluchil appluags [D,rather
Celestianpower Give us a B
Kelby applauds loudly.
nm clap claps
VictorGijsbers walks up to the podium.
Emerald applauds hard
lpsmith hands the award to Victor, and shakes his hand.
Guest2 goes home.
Rob whistles
nm is applauding as hard as he can
Recchi exclaims, "Congrats, Victor!"
Rob says, "speech"
McMartin belatedly cheers and claps
VictorGijsbers says, "Well, thanks! I'm really glad people enjoyed... or shall we say.. appreciated my piece."
DavidW says, "well done"
Eluchil applauds
VictorGijsbers says, "I hope it has been a small step towards further exploration of the medium."
Celestianpower pats Victor's back masculinely
VictorGijsbers says, "Thank you all."
Rob claps.
Emerald says, "yay"
Guest2 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
eileen applauds again
DarkStar applauds
aaronius cheers
[peanut-gallery] olethros asks, "masculinely?"
lpsmith cheers.
lambda exclaims, "Hooray!"
DavidW claps.
Ben applauds
olethros says, "excellent"
VictorGijsbers takes the award from lpsmith.
Guest2 accidentally closed the java window
Kelby exclaims, "Go Victor! Even though I haven't played your game, i'm sure it's awesome!"
Guest2 claps
VictorGijsbers bows, then walks back to his seat.
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "IRA 'pats CVictor's masculinity'"
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "err, RTA"
[peanut-gallery] Celestianpower asks, "olethros: well, one wouldn't like to give the wrong impression now would one?"

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