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Title: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: julilly on February 17, 2013, 07:31:13 AM
The Felix Awards are TONIGHT at 8 p.m. eastern. Like last year, the winners will be announced on the AC wordpress  (http://acfictalk.wordpress.com) and we'll keep the discussion going here on the boards!

Feel free to pass along your congratulation s to the winners, discuss the stories or whatever else you want to do regarding the show!

(That being said - let's keep this board Felix focused and use the chatterbox boards for other stuff)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 17, 2013, 04:37:20 PM
I must work during the awards this year but, I wanted to pop in and say good luck to everyone nominated :).


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 17, 2013, 06:59:10 PM
I am at work myself but I am checking my phone constantly lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sakabelle on February 17, 2013, 06:59:54 PM
Good luck to all the nominees! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: julilly on February 17, 2013, 07:04:39 PM
The show has started over on Wordpress! http://acfictalk.wordpress.com/


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: evergreenwriter83 on February 17, 2013, 07:10:27 PM
I just want to thank everyone who voted for me and Hannah for Gumshoes for Best Action Adventure.  It'll be my new mission to bug her until we get it finished. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sakabelle on February 17, 2013, 07:11:29 PM
Congrats Hannah and Jen on your win for Gumshoes! :) And Steph for your win for Action/Adventure author. Loving this so far!


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: evergreenwriter83 on February 17, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
Also thank u for the runner up nod for Best Action/Adventure Author! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: evergreenwriter83 on February 17, 2013, 07:12:19 PM
Congrats Hannah and Jen on your win for Gumshoes! :) And Steph for your win for Action/Adventure author. Loving this so far!

Second the congrats to Steph! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: evergreenwriter83 on February 17, 2013, 07:13:08 PM
Congrats Rose!RMTW is on my to read list :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sakabelle on February 17, 2013, 07:14:16 PM
Congrats Erika for AU author and Rose for Drama/Angst story :) As soon as I saw the clip I recognized it right away!


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: mare on February 17, 2013, 08:14:55 PM
Congrats to all!


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 17, 2013, 08:45:02 PM
I just want to say thanks to everyone who voted for me! I am so honored to just be nominated so winning is amazing :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 17, 2013, 08:49:59 PM
I was on my way home from Chicago during the awards ceremony, but I just caught up and wanted to say congratulation s to all the winners, runners-up, and nominees, as well as thank you to those who voted for me!  It was nice to come home and find my name on a few awards!


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 17, 2013, 10:45:47 PM
Thanks to anyone that voted or nominated me for felix. I really appreciate it. Also honored to share my "Win" for best collab :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 18, 2013, 01:39:49 AM
I've just woke up and had a look, well done everyone and also a huge thanks to whoever voted for my stuff :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: emilo on February 18, 2013, 11:49:23 AM
A big, big thank you to all of those who voted for me!  I was psyched to just get nominated, but then to scroll down and see my story title and name as runner-up to evergreenwrite r just made my day!  I also have to comment on the fact that there are lots of little hearts dotting the 'i's on my banner, which is fun for a story in the Romance category :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 18, 2013, 03:24:44 PM
Congrats Hannah and Jen on your win for Gumshoes! :) And Steph for your win for Action/Adventure author. Loving this so far!

Congrats to you too Steph, and everyone else :)

Wish I could've been online whilst the awards were being announced, but it was the middle of the night here.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sapphire on February 18, 2013, 07:31:48 PM
why am I not surprised?


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: julilly on February 18, 2013, 08:11:47 PM
why am I not surprised?

By what? Lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 18, 2013, 10:21:15 PM
why am I not surprised?

By what?


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sapphire on February 19, 2013, 03:05:46 PM
Doesn't matter.
Congrats to the people who won ... Again.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 19, 2013, 03:47:36 PM
Doesn't matter.
Congrats to the people who won ... Again.

Are you implying those who won didn't deserve to win? Because they won before? I'm sorry because if you are, that's incredibly insulting to those who did. I mean if you're gonna be snarky like this, at least have the gumption to explain yourself.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Sapphire on February 19, 2013, 04:20:28 PM
I am not trying to insult anyone. I do feel that the same people win over and over. I'm sure they deserve it but I think there are others who deserve recognition. And before you assume it, I am not talking about myself. I don't do this for any accolades. I do it because it's fun for me and allows me to escape reality for a little while.

Don't worry Rose. I won't be coming back here. I knew I was better off staying away from this forum and I see now I was right.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 19, 2013, 04:32:42 PM
So because someone you wanted to win didn't...you're writing off the forum. Maybe people win repeatedly cause they're talented and people enjoy their work. To be honest, the results mirror those other awards in a couple ways. A lot of writers deserve to win but not everyone can. These aren't supposed to be dramatic,  its supposed to be fun.

I write because I love it. Always have, always will.

But ya know, I also don't assume I or anyone else will win. So I'm always surprised by the results in a good way. You can feel how you want, but I do think you're upset when you shouldn't be. Just cause writers won before doesn't mean they don't have other works just as worthy.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on February 19, 2013, 04:39:53 PM
Can I just say how completely shocked I was to win Best sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural story! I didn't think that many people were reading the story/knew the story honestly.  I was up against some outstanding authors and some great stories.  And Steph and I got 2 runner up nods for our collaboration and it's the first we've done! Such a great surprise in those areas as well.    Thank you everyone for nominating me and for voting.  I hope I continue to write stories that you can enjoy.



Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: julilly on February 19, 2013, 05:08:17 PM
I am not trying to insult anyone. I do feel that the same people win over and over. I'm sure they deserve it but I think there are others who deserve recognition. And before you assume it, I am not talking about myself. I don't do this for any accolades. I do it because it's fun for me and allows me to escape reality for a little while.

Don't worry Rose. I won't be coming back here. I knew I was better off staying away from this forum and I see now I was right.

I don't disagree with you - a lot of the same people win. Ultimately, it's the readers and writers who choose the nominees and choose the winners. It's impossible to get away from the "popularity contest", as it were, because that's what it comes down to when you consider that it's vote-based.

I can honestly say though that some of these categories were won by VERY slim margins. If more people had actually bothered to participate in the voting portion the results may have been surprisingly different. One or two people could have changed the outcome in a lot of categories.

I don't know why you feel you should stay away, no one attacked you. I was curious because I've looked for feedback every time we've held awards. It's better to not make the comment if you don't want anyone to ask but I don't think it's worth leaving over, you're allowed to feel the way you do.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 19, 2013, 05:35:36 PM
A lot of the same people did win, but a lot of the same people were also nominated.  You can't blame the people who won because, as Julilly said, it's the readers who do the nominating and  the voting.  Sure, you can vote for yourself, but only once, and you're not allowed to nominate yourself, nor is an author/story allowed to win the same award more than once.  So none of these same people have won in the same category for the same story before.

Unfortunately, there just isn't as much variety in the fandom as there used to be.  There are fewer authors still writing and not as many options to choose from in certain genres, which narrows the playing field.  I really had a hard time nominating something in every category this year because I only wanted to nominate well-written, finished, recent stories by authors who are currently writing - I felt it would be more meaningful than nominating old favorites by authors who are unreachable and couldn't care less about BSB fanfic anymore.  But that definitely limited my choices.

In the end, it all comes down to the opinions of those who actually took the time to nominate and vote.  If the awards had been judged, it would have been down to the opinion of a few judges.  Either way, people with differing opinions would probably complain.  It's impossible to please everyone, but the drama takes the fun out of these things.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 20, 2013, 01:42:05 AM
Can I just say how completely shocked I was to win Best sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural story! I didn't think that many people were reading the story/knew the story honestly.  I was up against some outstanding authors and some great stories.  And Steph and I got 2 runner up nods for our collaboration and it's the first we've done! Such a great surprise in those areas as well.    Thank you everyone for nominating me and for voting.  I hope I continue to write stories that you can enjoy.



I was shocked that we got runner-up too, but a nice shocked :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 20, 2013, 01:55:48 AM
As for the same people winning, I feel that comment is unfair.  The people who took part did so fairly and I'm sure no one goes into it expecting to win, after all, it is voted on by the readers. 

I know that I vote for the stories I love, I wouldn't look at the categories and think "well she's never won so I'll vote for her".  If I'm voting for the same people over again it's because I love their stories.  In fact, in some categories there were tough choices to be made.

I enjoy these awards, they're a bit of fun and I hope they'll carry on in the future!


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: Rose on February 20, 2013, 03:26:02 AM
As for the same people winning, I feel that comment is unfair.  The people who took part did so fairly and I'm sure no one goes into it expecting to win, after all, it is voted on by the readers. 

I know that I vote for the stories I love, I wouldn't look at the categories and think "well she's never won so I'll vote for her".  If I'm voting for the same people over again it's because I love their stories.  In fact, in some categories there were tough choices to be made.

I enjoy these awards, they're a bit of fun and I hope they'll carry on in the future!

To be honest, if I ever found out that's why someone voted for me (for example) I'd be mad. Because that's more a pity vote than, "hey her story was amazing and I loved it!" sort of deal. Like everyone's pretty much said, these things are decided by the people who take the time to vote and nominate. It is what is is.

And I for one, appreciate all the effort that our mods put into this.


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: julilly on February 20, 2013, 06:08:16 AM
Ok, let's move on - I think we've beat this topic to death. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards 2012 press room!
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 20, 2013, 04:17:14 PM
I feel everyone that deserved to win, did. Yes I admit I was a bit upset myself but I am happy for my friends won. A lot of you wrote amazing stories. It's a shame there weren't many voting this time around. I love participating and hope we continue to do the awards. Felix is supposed to be for fun.