This afternoon, and for no good reason other than my mind was wandering, I was curious about how many winners of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer then went on to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel (and, more generally, any of the short fiction Hugos). Here’s what I discovered. Since the first […]
Hugo Boss and The Rockbund Art Museum announced the recipient of the first HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award, Kwan Sheung Chi on October 31, 2013. The prize established in Spring 2013, will be awarded biennially to emerging Asian artists from Greater China or with roots in this region. Show More Summary
Artist John Picacio, who joined us for an edifying Q&A back in July of 2008 (July 25, 2008: With Special Guest – Award-Winning Artist/Illustrator/Designer John Picacio) has been busy: last month scoring his second Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist AND winning two Chelsea Awards in the same weekend for Best Paperback Cover Illustration and Best […]
Comic-turned-social critic Russell Brand’s latest shocking public performance may have just attempted to incite a global revolution. When last we heard from Brand, he was at the GQ awards, calling out Hugo Boss for creating uniforms for the Nazis. Show More Summary
At the recent GQ Awards dinner co-hosted in London by fashion giant Hugo Boss and GQ magazine, comedian Russell Brand joked that the fashion company supplied uniforms to the Nazis during WWII. GQ was so upset over the slap at one of its biggest advertisers that it scrubbed all mentions of Brand from its website. Show More Summary
Don Maitz has been producing imaginative and iconic paintings for over thirty years. He has illustrated book covers for science fiction greats such as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, and has twice been awarded the Hugo for best professional...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, British GQ put on its annual Men of the Year gala, where it hands out awards for things like Breakthrough Menswear Designer Brand alongside honors for, Politician of the Year, "Oracle," and Hugo Boss Most Stylish. The TV personality award this year went to Piers Morgan and the Achievement of the Year went to a...
So, the Hugo awards have come and gone for 2013. People have blogged widely about it, and all that need saying has already been said (see here for my thoughts on this year’s ‘Best Novel’ winner, Redshirts by John Scalzi, for instance). So, instead of recapping the conversation (which, to be frank, I’m a little... Read more »
Russell Brand explains to Guardian readers the circumstances under which he was ejected from the GQ fashion awards after giving a speech about sponsor Hugo Boss's connection to the Nazis.
Russell Brand made headlines last week after being kicked out of a GQ award show party for making a joke about event sponsor Hugo Boss' connection to the Nazis. In a slightly rambling op-ed for the Guardian, Brand defends what he calls "a daft joke by a daft comic at...
Apparently GQ kicked Russell Brand out of its Man of the Year party (at which he received the “Oracle Award,” a fact that you will soon discover adds a frisson of irony to the outcome of the evening) for speaking … Continue reading ...
The whole thing! See it all! In glorious stream-o-vision! The entire ceremony is pretty good, thanks to the skilled toastmastery of Paul Cornell. Or, if you are only interested in the parts in which I feature, the Seiun Awards are given out at 00:25:16 (and I do my acceptance speech at 00:27:15), and the Hugo […]
Russell Brand, every now and again you do something that makes me hate you a little bit less for breaking Katy Perry’s adorable heart. And dropping a little historic knowledge at the GQ Awards by bringing up the fact that Hugo Boss’...Show More Summary
"If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis. But they looked fing fantastic, let's face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality," Russell Brand says of the GQ Men of the Year Awards sponsor. He ended up getting kicked out for his comments.
Which is being added to the ebook versions as we speak, and will be on the print versions with the next edition: Can’t complain about that. Also, “Hugo Award Winning Author” or some variation of it is likely to be added to the covers of the other books as they go to reprint. Those of you […]
The comedian, who received the ironically titled “Oracle” award from GQ, went on to poke fun at his hosts, the fashion world, and event sponsor Hugo Boss, who made the Nazis “look fucking fantastic.” He was banned from the after-party. Judging by this video of his speech, Brand probably welcomed the disinvitation.
While receiving an award at the GQ Man of The Year Awards, Russell Brand thought it’d be hilarious to joke about the fact that Hugo Boss, the events sponsor, made a fortune selling uniforms to the Nazis. Which it was unless you’re an editor for GQ who’s corporate sponsor you (accurately) linked to one of Read More...
Bouyed by seeing the Internet’s recent enthusiasm about John Scalzi’s Redshirts winning the Hugo Award for ‘Best Novel,’ Steven Erikson has announced that his next novel will not be a Malazan novel (though, Adam Whitehead of The Wertzone reveals that Fall of Light, the second novel in the Kharkanas Trilogy, is still in the works,... Read more »
Getting these in today because I was given five business days to be giddy about the Hugo (including Monday, even though it was a national holiday) and after that I have to get back to real life: In my awards speech I did manage to thank most of the people who I felt were […]
Paul Constant, book critic at Seattle’s Stranger posted this: John Scalzi’s sci-fi novel Redshirts won a Hugo Award over the weekend. On his Facebook page, military sci-fi author John Ringo posted this (links added to the post are mine, not Ringo’s) in response: If anyone has been wondering why Scalzi has been picking the rather [Read more...]