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, "And now! Aaron Reed, with the nominees for the Best Individual NPC!"
lambda applauds the adventurers.
olethros clap clap clap clap
Eluchil cheers for Aaron again
DavidW says, "yay Aaron"
aaronius gets lost on the way to the stage, but keeps going east and eventually finds it.
Kelby claps. "GO Aaron!
Newington claps everyone
djfletch exclaims, "en pee seas!"
VictorGijsbers claps for Aaron, of Whom the Telling Changed fame.
aaronius says, "Thank you, everyone."
aaronius says, "In IF, it's easy for the supporting cast to get lost amidst the mazes and machinery."
Guest3 says, "hummm ok"
aaronius says, "Great NPCs remind us that stories, even interactive ones, live and die by their characters."
[peanut-gallery] Celestianpower says, "No, I meant the fit guy to my left. Clearly I forgot to give him animate..."
aaronius says, "The nominees this year for Best Individual NPC are---"
Rob says, "*** You have died by your characters ***"
[peanut-gallery] cendare asks, "Dumb question, but is the chalkboard supposed to be updated?"
[peanut-gallery] djfletch says, "look amidst machinery"
Gunther says (to Sword), "BAD!"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "whenever inky remembers"
aaronius says, "The butler, from Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson"
Emily says, "yay"
Baryon applauds wildly
Celestianpower exclaims, "Woo!"
McMartin says, "woo"
nm claps clappingly
olethros says, "hooray"
djfletch claps in a butlerine manner
Celestianpower falls off his chair in rampant applause
lambda cheers and waves his arms.
[peanut-gallery] Allen says, "how true a statement.... I cried when the Zork II dragon won the 1982 xyzzys"
Guest2 says, "toyroom"
Guest2 leaves the auditorium to the west.
aaronius says, "John, from Legion, by Jason Devlin (writing as "Ian Anderson")"
Rob says, "Robin Johnson Rewheel"
JDC sips his tea, then looks at it perplexedly.
olethros says, "hop hop"
lambda applauds vigorously
Baryon says, "claps"
aaronius says, "God, from The Bible Retold, by Justin Morgan and "Celestianpower""
Newington claps fervently
Allen says, "blasphemers!"
Kelby claps loudly.
Eluchil clap reverently
cendare claps reverently.
Rob claps reverently
aaronius says, "The gargoyle, from The Baron, by Victor Gijsbers"
Eluchil laugs out loud an then covers his mouth
lambda dances... er, claps, that is.
Kelby exclaims, "Victor!"
Celestianpower screeches menacingly
Emerald applauds, just for a change.
Guest2 walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
lpsmith cheers again!
Kelby cheers this time.
aaronius says, "Leela, from The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve"
RootShell_ifreviews walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
Kelby exclaims, "Yeah!"
lambda exclaims, "Yay!"
Celestianpower claps, just to be different
McMartin applauds all nonimees he missed
djfletch says, "lee la lee la"
Emily claps for all
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "I just noticed how amusing 'aaronius' is as a word"
aaronius pulls out the envelope.
lambda applauds for everyone.
Rob claps for Eric Eve
RootShell_ifreviews says, "hello all :)"
JasonD walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice it approaching it from the other side.
aaronius says, "And the winner is..."
HairBrain walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
JasonD says, "hey everyone"
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "rootshell if-reviews?"
Eluchil waves to Jason
aaronius exclaims, "Eric Eve, for Leela in The Elysium Enigma!"
Emily says, "yay!"
Allen asks (of RotShell_ifreviews), "did your mother really name you that?"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "Of IFRO."
lpsmith exclaims, "Yay!"
lambda exclaims, "Hooray! Yay!"
eileen applauds happily
DarkStar claps intensely
JDC claps some more.
Newington claps sportingly
Kelby claps wildly, yelling "woot!" all the while.
Celestianpower congratulates merrily
Rob says, "T3 lives"
Emerald applauds heartily.
GregB exclaims, "yay for leela!!"
nm claps for EE and his EE
JasonD exclaims, "bravo eric!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "IF Reviews Organization"
RootShell_ifreviews says, "weeeeee congratulations Eric Eve :)"
VictorGijsbers applauds loudly.
Newington says (to butler), "I told you you should have got naked"
aaronius asks, "Are Eric, or Leela here?"
djfletch says, "applauds future space chicks"
inky gives Best Use of Medium 2006 XYZZY to VictorGijsbers.
Rob says, "space chicks always win"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "I think that's the first T3 XYZZY win."
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "is it really?"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "There's been other noms, of course."
RootShell_ifreviews says, "finally was able to attend "personaly" one XYZZY's :)"
HairBrain says, "Update the wiki! Update the wiki!"
[peanut-gallery] Allen asks, "what's the differecence between T3 and T2?"
DavidW says (to HB), "oh, don't you worry about the wiki."
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "They're entirely different languages"
[peanut-gallery] Allen asks, "which one is the html-tads?"
aaronius forward the T3 code for an XYZZY award to Eric
[peanut-gallery] Ben says, "T2."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "roughly like the difference between I7 and I6"
Celestianpower leaves the auditorium to the west.
lpsmith returns to the stage.
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "also, Legion keeps getting nominated but isn't winning much"
[peanut-gallery] Allen asks (of Gunther), "oh, so a fake new language?"
Eluchil asks, "Whwee"Are the XYZZY's implemented in T3?"
aaronius gets lost again on the way back to his seat.
lpsmith exclaims, "Thanks Aaron!"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "T3 isn't entirely different from T2. They have a lot in common."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "T3 is a hyper serious programming language of vast power and scope"