And the Winner is….

Many of you already know that my editor, Betsy Wollheim, was nominated for the Hugo Award  this year. If for no other reason than I talked about it on the blog a couple times.

Guess what happened this Sunday night?

She won.

Thanks to everyone who voted for her, spread the word, or even quietly rooted for her from the sidelines.

The only downside? I wasn’t at the award ceremony. Because I’m an idiot.

You see, I *was* at Worldcon, and I assumed the Hugo Awards were going to be on Saturday night. So when Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub invited me out to Seattle to be on Kris and Scott’s Scott and Kris show on Sunday night, I said, “Sure.”

So while my editor was winning her Hugo. I was in Seattle, catching the tail end of PAX and doing…. well… this:

More details about the show, and a transcript of the Kris’s fanfic are here.

And I’m not saying the show wasn’t fun. Because obviously it was.

And I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy getting to meet Johnathan Coulton out at PAX, because I did. I super did. And I found out he’s read my books, which gives me a happy.

And I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy being in Seattle, visiting the Geek Chic headquarters, having a great signing at the University Bookstore, and having some amazing Thai food.

I’m just saying I wish I could have been there to see the look on Betsy’s face.

More blogs are coming. Big announcements. Cool news.

Stay tuned.



This entry was posted in awards, cool news, fanfic, videosBy Pat28 Responses


  1. Sandhya
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:26 AM | Permalink

    Now I am really, really, really sorry I didn’t go the Kris and Scott show! Very funny.

  2. Blarghedy
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:28 AM | Permalink

    Was this your “I’m an idiot” post on Facebook?

    • Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:48 AM | Permalink

      No. That was a different case of me being an idiot….

      • JoBird
        Posted September 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

        It was a great Story Board, even if it started a little late. I caught some really interesting insights out of it. Thank you.

        Also, Mary Robinette Kowal is sharp. She was a great choice as a guest, obviously. (This isn’t to disparage the other guests, they were great too. I just find Kowal especially brilliant.)

        Also, your Terry surprise was appreciated all around.

        • Blarghedy
          Posted September 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

          Oh, that’s what that was about… I still need to watch that one.

  3. 44
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:50 AM | Permalink

    If by “Big announcements” you mean what I think you mean, you just gave me a big happy. If not, the suspense will fuel me for a while.

    • MTimonin
      Posted September 7, 2012 at 7:37 AM | Permalink

      I’m hoping that the big announcement is that the third book will be Choose Your Own Adventure style…

      • TheOneLuke
        Posted September 7, 2012 at 10:36 AM | Permalink

        This made me laugh hysterically and become nostalgic, well played…

      • IvoryDoom
        Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

        I’m for that! As long as one path leads to Kvothe turning into a lesbian unicorn.

  4. 44
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:55 AM | Permalink

    Can’t believe I just saw you post. It’s like seeing a unicorn or a shooting star.

  5. arizona native
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:04 AM | Permalink

    The look on her face in the pic is priceless. Congrats and best wishes to a most deserving honoree!

  6. MrParsnip
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:43 AM | Permalink

    I like more, big and cool. Good times. Good times.

  7. Posted September 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM | Permalink

    Dude – I fail to ever see any flaws in your character. You tread a path others should envy. I remain perpetually touched by your humanity, creativity and love of your friends. A blessed path you walk, Mr. Rothfuss – and I ain’t blowing sunshine up your ass. Please walk on, kind sir.

    Many smiles and fuzzy hugs.

  8. Kklar
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 4:34 AM | Permalink

    According to to my wife, you are apparently made of fluff, sugar… and hair (that is a good thing)

  9. Christer
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM | Permalink

    Kudos to your editor on a well deserved nod!

    Oh, how I miss The Ave and it’s plethora of Thai choices. I am deeply jealous. What’s your Thai of choice Mr. Rothfuss? I was always partial to Araya.

  10. TheLazarus
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

    Is it just me or did anyone else wonder why River Song was holding an award?


    It was only at first glance but still… CONGRATS BETSY!!!

    • Hansel
      Posted September 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM | Permalink

      You’re not the only one.

  11. PapaSmurfer
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM | Permalink

    Awesome stuff, Pat.

  12. IvoryDoom
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

    Congrats to Betsy – a well deserved win and a very adorable picture.

    She kinda looks like the queen of hearts in that dress…..

  13. Theyis
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

    An anonymous source who was there (okay, it’s John Scalzi) told me the whole show will be up on the web this Sunday here:
    So it’s not the same as being there, but at least you’ll be able to see how it happened…

  14. Rebecca
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    As one of the many people who came to see you at the Kris & Scott show, and the bookstore signing, I can say that you missing the Hugo Awards was worth it to me! I only hope your fans made it worth it to you as well :)

  15. elmobob14
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM | Permalink

    Uh oh. Dribble of Ink just scooped your good news.

    • Posted September 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM | Permalink

      Ummmm… This was “news” only in the loosest sense. As I said, it happened Sunday.

  16. He without a clever name
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM | Permalink

    Three cheers for big announcements and cool news!

  17. Jeremy
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM | Permalink

    It was a real treat being able to come out and see you while you were in Chicago. A dream come true is sounds too strong, but it was definitely one of the highlights for the year. Thank you so much for throwing that signing together. Sorry you didn’t get to see the ceremonies. Luckily Ustream will be re-airing them this Sunday if you want to watch them.

  18. JoBird
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    I intend to read this blog post just as soon as I get back in — on the way out the door.

    But I had to leave this quick comment: Betsy Wollheim’s dress is awesome.

  19. hilbertthm90
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM | Permalink

    University Bookstore + short 3 min walk = Thai Tom. Please tell me you went to Thai Tom’s amazing-ness.

  20. loserish
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM | Permalink

    Hey, there’s the youtube video I took. :D The wife and I really enjoyed the show and glad I got the chance to corner you over by bandland so you could sign my copy of TWMF. Glad I got a chance to see what The Princess & Mr. Whiffle was all about as well.

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