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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 says, "Oh, well. Next up! 'Best Setting', presented by inky."
Eluchil claps in place
Kelby claps, for once.
inky says, "hey, that's me"
Emerald claps.
lpsmith exclaims, "It is!"
Ben claps
McMartin waits with bated breath
inky says, "Settings are often neglected in IF. While it's true that characters are generally what drives the story, a good setting can provide a lot of flavor and set the tone. More importantly, a really exceptional setting can drive the characters to interact in ways they otherwise wouldn't and produce a great story"
inky says, "This year's nominees for Best Setting are ..."
inky says, "Ekphrasis, by JB"
Eluchil claps
Ben claps
Kelby claps.
inky says, "Floatpoint, by Emily Short"
McMartin says, "Hooray for non-English IF"
Emerald claps for the game in a language she doesn't know.
Ben cheers
Emerald applauds.
DarkStar claps
RootShell_ifreviews says, "JB will win... because that's my name ;)"
Kelby claps. Yay. Arrr.
Eluchil claps for an alien planet
DavidW says, "bon chance, Ekphrasis"
McMartin claps
inky says, "Star City, by Mark Sachs"
Recchi claps
lpsmith cheers
DarkStar cheers!
Kelby applauds.
McMartin applauds with Science
Emerald claps.
Ben claps.
Baryon gives a stellar applause
Eluchil claps
inky says, "Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers"
Kelby cheers.
nm claps
Eluchil claps
Emerald claps.
Baryon claps orthogonally
McMartin cheers
DavidW claps everywhich way
inky says, "and Unauthorized Termination, by Richard Otter"
HairBrain applauds non-Euclidically.
McMartin transmits approval sequence
Eluchil claps
Ben applauds
djfletch claps.
Emerald claps.
Kelby claps.
cendare hopes clapping is not forbidden.
a_magical_me exclaims, "Yay for games I haven't played!"
Baryon claps
inky pulls out an envelope.
lpsmith claps.
RootShell_ifreviews says, "... hummm.. good nominees"
VictorGijsbers seconds a_magical_me, mostly.
inky says, "In any other situation this might hold a bill, or an advertisement, or an invitation to lower my mortgage payment"
inky says, "but in *this* setting it holds ..."
inky says, "Floatpoint, by Emily Short!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "man, not only have I not heard of the games, I have not heard of their authors"
Rob applauds
eileen applauds and applauds
Ben cheers!
Emerald applauds heartily.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "minus the winner"
Emily stands up
aaronius claps
inky gives Best Setting 2006 XYZZY to Emily.
DavidW claps
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "This year's IFComp had lots of really strong entries by newcomers"
Eluchil says, "Cheers for the coming ice-age"
Kelby rejoyces muchly.
Recchi exclaims (at Emily), "Congrats!"
McMartin applauds
DarkStar claps loudly
VictorGijsbers claps for the only nominee in this category he has gotten around to playing.
Kelby exclaims, "Congrats, Emshort!"
a_magical_me claps
JDC applauds.
RootShell_ifreviews says, "hurray... hurray... hurray..."
djfletch cheers.
Flit whips out the trademark mackulay culkin gasp
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "I knew of Sachs mainly through the comic he drew, now-complete"
Emily says, "Thanks very much"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "not strong enough to defeat zarf"
[peanut-gallery] Rob asks, "what comic where?"
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "A Miracle of Science"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "miracle of science"
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, ""A Miracle of Science, indeed"
[peanut-gallery] inky says, "it's good stuff"
lpsmith cheers.
Emily says, "and I'd like to thank Sam Ashwell and Jacqueline Lott for taking me to see a real live glacier, which was a huge influence on the exterior setting"
[peanut-gallery] schep asks, "whoa, that's the same Sachs?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "oops, not katre"
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, ""He also did the Grand list of RPG cliches"
Eluchil claps
[peanut-gallery] DavidW says, "it is the same"
kate walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice her approaching it from the other side.
[peanut-gallery] McMartin says, "Yup, same guy"
DavidW says, "yay Sam and Jaq"
Emily says, "and my patient testers who asked me lots of pointed questions about how everything worked"
Gunther says, "yay testers"
McMartin cheers for testers
nm claps claps
Eluchil claps for beta-testers
Emily sits
RootShell_ifreviews says, "Jacqueline Lott is someone very nice indeed."
Kelby exclaims, "Tsters! How wonderful they are!"
Emerald cheers.
Ben applauds the testers heartily.
DarkStar cheers for all the testers
olethros says, "hooray for testing"
VictorGijsbers applauds all testers of all XYZZY-nominated games.
Newington applauds Tommy Herbert, my beta team, and ambiguous punctuation
inky says, "hee hee"
Rob says, "hey, I helped test! that's me!"
JDC applads; fortunately a tester catches the typo.
lpsmith exclaims (at Rob), "You can clap for yourself!"
Flit claps for beta tasters
kate giggles!
lpsmith claps.
Rob says, "how unseemly!"
VictorGijsbers says (to JDC), "You should use a spell chacker before sending the game to your testers."
Rob says, "the king and his royal beta tasters"
VictorGijsbers says, "Like I should use one before posting to the MUD."
DavidW says, "mm, needs oregano"
olethros says, "they used to call them food tasters"
Gunther says, "royal with cheese"
lpsmith returns to the stage.
lpsmith exclaims, "Thanks, Emily!"

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