I was away last week so I am the last to mention that the Chelsey Award nominations have come out. (The Chesleys are kinda the SF illustration world’s version of the Nebulas.) See John Picacio's blog for the list. Yours truly is up for Best Art Director. I’ve been honored (and lucky) to have won this in the past. I must say, the competition is stiff! I’d be as happy to see many of my fellow nominees win as myself. Unfortunately, since the awards are being held in Japan this year, I wont be there. So here is my "cheers" from afar -- good luck to all categories' nominees!