This is a record of the formal meeting of Sime~Gen participants for
purpose of voting the Awards due for tasks accomplished during 2006,
and for awarding Preferred, non-voting shares of stock in Sime~Gen Inc.
irc_name -- 'real' name
Session Start: ___, Jan 01, 2007
* Karen changes topic to 'Simegen.com Business Meeting - join #sgtalk for "side talk."
<jean> Shall we open the official chat?
<JL`> Pound the gavel, Jean! Here we go - how many years now?
<Karen> First awards I think were given 6 years ago, January 2000
<jean> At least since 2000--did we start the chats earlier? So this is our 8th New Year's Chat.
<JL`> I actually don't remember -- I think we were doing them when we had sites scattered all over the 'net.
<Karen> Domain was incorporated in 1999, so the chats started the year after.
<JL`> At least 8th, then! wow.
<jean> 2006 was a pretty good year for simegen.com. The domain paid all its own expenses again, from advertising and domain hosting revenue. We also made a little extra money in royalties. So, if you have any of our stock, it's worth approximately half again what it was a year ago. On the book front we have good news and bad news. The good news is that our books, both Jacqueline and mine, are almost all coming back into print within the next year. The bad news is that the Sime~Gen books are stalled, and right now we cannot tell you when the next one will be published. We have had to withdraw the S~G books from Meisha Merlin, because they missed the twice-postponed deadline for publication of TO KISS OR TO KILL. They never told us--just let the time pass. So we are now in the process of trying to find another publisher for the series. In the meantime, Jacqueline and I are working on other projects. So, if you have missed any of our non-S~G books, do a search for each of us on Amazon, and as the weeks of 2007 pass, each time you should fine an addition or two. Jacqueline, do you want to update on the vampire anthology?
<JL`> Yes, I'll update on our anthology project. Meanwhile, Laurraine and Torun have arrived. Laurraine -- I'm hoping you'll give a report later. Now - folks here's a project you may not have heard of before.
A couple years ago, one of the people who was working here as my assistant and I had the idea for an anthology of vampire stories written by fans of BUFFY. She quit the project halfway through (no fault of her own) and Jean has stepped in -- we've made it a Sime~Gen Inc. project. Well, meanwhile, one of the authors died -- took a while to get permission to keep the story in the anthology but we did. AND MEANWHILE - two other stories I'd asked for finally came in so I had a real FAT fantasy anthology.
My agent -- the Sime~Gen Agent -- said after a meeting in Manhattan she went to -- all they want is "fat fantasy". So I said, HAVE I GOT A FAT FANTASY FOR YOU!!! So we got it together -- took months -- wrote a whole big description of this anthology with bios on the authors and so on -- and submitted that description of the project. Months later, FINALLY, the editor (at DAW books) got around to reading it -- guess what, she thought the idea had merit, so she's now got the whole, complete FAT FANTASY anthology. We have a web page for it. http://www.simegen.com/writers/anth/vampire/
And DAW is doing some anthologies now, so whether this project will go at DAW depends more on how good the figures are on those anthologies than on the stories in this book (but the stories are good).
At any rate, Sime~Gen Inc. has a book in submission at a major house. Back to Jean. That concludes the report on the anthology.
<jean> We have started the New Year with an advertising special that has already drawn several new advertisers. We plan to run similar specials two or three times a year, to see if we can rev up this source of income.
<JL`> Jean - we have a department head ready to report - Laurraine.
<jean> We also picked up several new domains in 2006. So we are chugging along at keeping the domain running. But our volunteers are the heart of simegen.com. So--let's get department reports. Laurraine, would you please give your report?
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<jean> Thank you, Laurraine.
<jean> Patric, would you please report on the server and other technical matters?
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<JL`> Jean - Kaires should report now?
Return to the main Chats Page<JL`> On your watch, it has become a 'net feature! Thank You Kaires.
Return to the main Chats Page<JL`> Now, there were a lot of contributions made to this operation all year, and we are now open for nominations.
<JL`> Let's take the DIGEN AWARD for Meritorious Service first.
<Karen> Everyone may nominate now.
<JL`> It's our oldest award, I think, and is given for contributions in service above and beyond the call of duty or sometimes even reason.
<Karen> You may nominate here.
<Midge> I nominate Patric.
<JL`> Any other Digen Award nominations?
<Karen> Ronnie Bob for the Digen.....
<JL`> OK, two people, Patric and Ronnie Bob Whitaker have been nominated for the Digen. Anyone else?
* Patric thirds RBW
<Seanara> Karen for the Digen.
<Karen> Laurraine for all that work she does in Reviews. Laurraine, then for a YoYo, award, so wait on her.
<JL`> OK, we have two people nominated and seconded for the Digen -- do I have a second for Karen?
* Patric seconds Karen
<JL`> OK that's 3 nominees for the Digen. Ronnie Bob, Patric and Karen. One vote -- all up or all down. Vote Aye if you want this whole slate to get the Digen this year.
<Karen> Can't vote for myself, but Aye.
<JL`> Yes, it's assumed anyone on the slate is voting for the others.
<JL`> Good - the AYES have it. We have 3 (count 'em 3!) Digen Awards this year.
Next, nominations are open for the GOLDEN YO-YO AWARD -- this is an award for going around in circles until you finally get it done.
<Torun> Nominate Laurraine
<Karen> That's LAURRAINE. We used to give it to the fanzine workers.
<JL`> This is an award for doing it over and over and over until it's finally right (proofreading, finding broken links and fixing them,). It's the over and over until you're dizzy award.
<JL`> Laurraine Tuttihasi has been nominated and seconded for the Golden YoYo Award. Are there any other nominees?
<Shelly> Patric I nominate Patric.
<JL`> Second for Patric? Two nominees for the Golden YoYo - Patric and Laurraine.
<Karen> Second Patric, for sure....
<JL`> Are there any other nominees for the Golden YoYo?
<Patric> Wait! Kaires for the Yoyo...
<Sosu_Su> Wow, this was confusing, but I think I'm finally aboard!
<JL`> OK, voting the GOLDEN YOYO for both Laurraine and Patric for work done in 2006. Those in favor say AYE.
<Patric> Aye... but by its very definition, Kaires should get the Golden Yoyo...
<Karen> Can offer Kaires the Silver Yo-Yo
<JL`> OK, the AYES have it -- Patric Michael and Laurraine Tuttihasi are our Golden YoYo recipients for work done in 2006.
<JL`> Nominations are now open for the SILVER YOYO award -- same kind of thing, different application (used to be two different 'zines).
<JL`> Any nominations?
<jean> Second Kaires.
<Sosu_Su> Third Kaires!
<JL`> OK, Kaires is nominated for the Silver YoYo.
<JL`> Any other nominees?
<JL`> OK, Kaires has been nominated and seconded for the Silver YOYO - for work done in 2006. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE!
<JL`> The Ayes have it! Looking at the page http://www.simegen.com/sgfandom/chats/chat2006_chat2.html#awards Do you see any other awards that we need to give this year?
<kaires> Tech-ton for patric --- or people who have benefited Sime~Gen fandom by the creation and/or application of new software and on-line tools.
<Shelly> The Nager Award -- Karen.
<JL`> I nominate Ronnie Bob Whitaker for Tec-ton this year -- for database creation and help, and for scanning and OCR'ing ancient fanzines. We're on the Tech-ton award.
<Karen> Second, Ronnie Bob
<JL`> Patric and Ronnie Bob are the Tech-ton nominees who have been seconded. All in favor? AYE
<JL`> The aye's have it - and Ronnie Bob Whitaker and Patric Michael win the Tech-ton award for work done in 2006.
<JL`> Do we have any other award nominations?
<Shelly> The Nager Award -- Karen.
<JL`> Karen has been nominated and seconded for the Nager Award. Any other nominees?
<Shelly> second patric
<Midge> Second JL, nominate Jean
<Shelly> second Jean
<JL`> Patric Michael has been nominated and seconded for the Nager Award. Jean Lorrah has been nominated and seconded for the Nager Award. JL has been nominated and seconded for the Nager award for work done in 2006.
<JL`> All in favor?
<JL`> Patric Michael, Jean Lorrah, JL have been awarded the Nager award for work done in 2006.
<JL`> Are there any other awards to be given?
<Seanara> Shelly for Out-Territory award.
<Patric> Out Territory - Shelly
<JL`> Shelly has been nominated and seconded for the Out-Territory award. Any other nominees?
<JL`> The ayes have it and Shelly wins (I think her first) OUT-T AWARD!!!! Any other awards that should be given this year?
<Midge> Hurray for Shelly!
<JL`> OK, I believe that completes the award process for work done in 2006.
<JL`> Jean, close the meeting? move we adjourn to the NEW YEAR'S PARTY!!!
<Patric> Yay Shelly!
<Karen> Party in the other room.
<jean> The business meeting is adjourned.
<Karen> Stopping the log here.
Session Close: Mon Jan 01 17:48:56 2007 EST
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