The finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards have been announced and for the fifth time nerds of a feather, flock together is among the shortlisted fanzines. From the moment we were first nominated for a Hugo Award we have not taken a single second of this for granted. We know that we are just one part of an extraordinary community of fans who carry our genre's conversation across blogs, zines, newsletters and social media, and we're incredibly honored to have our contribution recognized in this way.
In spite of 2020, our team continued to put out thoughtful, quality content that not only looked at new works in the SFF realm, both the buzzed-about and the more obscure, but also engaged with some of the most compelling conversations taking place in fandom — and we also expanded! We would not be who we are without the work of Aidan Moher, Andrea Johnson, Dean Richard, Michael Newhouse Bailey, Paul Weimer, Phoebe Wagner, Sean Dowie, and the Spacefaring Kitten. We couldn’t be happier to be in digital cahoots with this team of writers (as well as Arturo Serrano and Elisabeth Moore joining us in 2021), and we are grateful and heartened by this lovely recognition from the Hugo voters.
We would like to give a special thanks to our readers and supporters within the community. Without you, we never make it here - not once, and certainly not for a staggering fifth time. Thank you. Thank you for nominating nerds of a feather, flock together. It means so much more than we can possibly express.
We would also like to congratulate both our co-editor Adri Joy for making the Hugo ballot for a second time this year for her contributions to the ConZealand Fringe in the Related Work Category AND Paul Weimer for now being a two-time Hugo Award finalist as a Fan Writer.
-The G, Vance, Joe & Adri