290...One of my favorite movies, and one of Yvonne’s, too, even if it wound up being an art ﬁlm in many ways.But ﬁrst...I never meant to upset you, referring to your father. That’s the very last thing I ever wanted to do. Youdid tell me at one time that getting the Hugo nominations weren’t all that important, and that your dad wouldn’thave cared about them. I know better now.
No worries. About halway through the ceremony, I turned to Linda and said “You know, I think the Hugosmight mean a little more to me than I thought.” Her response: You think? Dad loved the Hugos, they were his favorite awards (he never cared much about teh Oscars, but he loved the Hugos) Dad would have gotten all emotional at the ceremony, I know that. He was even more emotional than I am, evenconsidering the video evidence of my emotionality. Now my Mom, on the other hand...
I am so glad I was at the ceremony, and we’ll be talking about it for a long, long time. Great art from Frank Wu...it’s tough to draw a WTF moment, but I think you did it, Frank. If you were to mention all the people youwanted to mention, Chris, we’d still be there, but not to worry.
I love that Frank piece. It’s terrifying that the existence of a picture of me very still is a minor miracle!I wish I’d had the chance to mention a bunch more folks (your name would not have been far from thetop of that list) but at least there’s the list in the L*I*S*P that folks can look at!
Mike Glicksohn and Harry Warner were very much my loccing role models. Others told me that writingletters of comment was at the heart of fanzine fandom, and while I have had cause to doubt it at times, I havetried my best to provide feedback and content for fanzine editors as a whole. James...don’t want to leave you outof the lovefest...my congratulations to you, too. Well deserved, and keep going. It’s all going to be very interestingto see what happens in Chicago this time next year.
I’m interested to see how the voting breaks down. I’ve got a feeling that a few folks we know, like you for example, are gonna have reason to celebrate! I love Harry Warner, the greatest Fan Writer in history, ismy hero and I always regret not having started early enough to get a LoC from him.
Ah, yes, 2001! Confusing to many, a science ﬁction icon to even more, and I admit when the ﬁrst Trek movie came out, so much of it reminded me of 2001. The suits worn by the executives on the space station wereneat and somehow retro...I wanted a suit like that. Arthur C. Clarke was someone we had wanted to meet. Thereare plans afoot to get an Arthur C. Clarke museum on the go; I hope it will be there for us to see when we goto London in 2014.
I was in London the day ACC died, I actually found out from a small little display in the window at For-bidden Planet where they had surrounded a card with a picture of him and his birth and death dateswith a small pile of his books. It was a touchign tribute. I do hope they get a museum off the ground. Ihappen to know a guy who would make a great curator for it...
I have to go to work in about 45 minutes, so I will get this ready to go. I have the newest Claims Depart-ment to loc, plus other zines...must move. Thanks a bunch, congrats again, see you in the IN box shortly.Yours, Lloyd Penney.
Thanks much, Lloyd! It’s always good to hear from ya! And now, a brief word from M Crasdan
ChrisYou ﬁnally won one of the damn things. Good. Now you can shut up about it.I do have some substance to share with the nice people. 2001 was what we went to see on our mostfamous date.You remember, the one where you paid absolutely no attention to the fact that I was busy-handingyou all night because you were actually watchign the movie.If there is any ﬁlm that can take the attention of the horny college boy away from the well-trained ﬁngersof a doll like me, then that ﬁlm must be a masterpiece.M
That is a story I had almost forgotten. It was at the Coolidge Corner, if I remember correcly? That night,I seem to remember you
doing the same thing when we saw Night on Earth.