Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spotlight On David

Just returned from Montreal where David took the kids and I to attend our first WorldCon event....mostly we wandered around the city while David rubbed shoulders with the some of bigwigs of the Sci Fi/ Fantasy world.
(The location for the Con was in the Palais De Congrais which had these fabulous coloured windows)

The highlight of the trip was when David took the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction/Fantasy for his book Acacia. It was a tense and exciting evening while we waited to hear the results read out....and then we screamed and jumped up and down with excitement!
(David giving his acceptance speech on the big screen- and yes he thanked me)!

(The kids taking some of the limelight .......and David wearing a tiara)!

Terrible photo of some of the winners that evening (holding camera above head and randomly snapping)......but I had to get a shot of David beside Neil Gaiman who won a Hugo for Best Novel.....and he let David hold it!

Maya's doodle while waiting nervously for the results......thinking of entering her for best artist category sometime in the future!

21 comments:

Christina said...

Wow! Congratulations to David and I love Maya's drawing. A talented family, you are!

the Lady said...

How utterly exciting! And wow, Maya has such a strong hand for one so young.

Kirsten said...

Congrats to David!!!
That's quite an accomplishment.

Just call me Ruby said...

How wonderful. You must be really proud of David. What an achievement.

Journeying Five said...

congrats to David, how exciting and thinking Maya shows great potential in her drawing...amazing!

Gigi said...

Oh, how exciting for you all -- congratulations! Great writer, great knitter/knitwear designer & looks like a great artist coming along there too. Your little ones are adorable -- love all that wonderful hair!
Blessings,
G

handmadehomeschool said...

How marvelous! And just the other day I was saying to my husband, "I just want a good fantasy to read. Some wonderful book with a sword." Perfect timing to be reminded of his book.

Kate said...

Many congratulations!

Hilary said...

Congratulations to your husband!! And Maya's drawing...I'm impressed! What a talented family!

mel said...

Many Congratulations to David, that is so exciting!! And how perfect for you all to be there and see/be a part of it!

Maya's drawing is incredible as well, what a talented girl!

meli-mello said...

That is a doodle? Holy crap! I could only dream of drawing something that good.

And many congratulations to David. Your family just oozes the talent don't they!

Helen said...

I can't work out which is the bigger achievement - winning the award, Maya's doodle or Sage's hair! You guys have all the bases covered, dead chuffed I'm related to you :0) time to stand in a circle and give each other a pat on the back!

kat said...

How exciting! The kids look so cute standing next to David. And, Maya is an amazing artist.

nicole said...

Congratulations to David! I'm not really a sci-fi gal, but now I want to check out Acacia.

And please tell Maya I love her drawing!

villapeikko said...

Congrats again! And Maya is an artist, she's got some real talent! Many adults can't draw that good!

Vaida said...

Congratulations to your husband! And also to you - you have a wonderful family!

Lolly said...

Maya definitely has some talent! And congratulations to David! I'm definitely going to read some of his books.

Marnie said...

Well congrats! Your family is just filled with brilliance, the whole lot of you :)

jacqueline said...

That's a doodle??????? I thought it was printed on the paper and had to look twice. Is there no end to the creative brilliance in your family!!


A big congratulations to David!

Wendy said...

Wow, what a talented family you have! My husband just won the book giveaway on your husband's blog. He literally wanted me to stand on a chair and announce it my MOPS group that he'd won! And I was just tickled to make the connection, having already marked you as a favorite designer on Ravelry. =)

Lynne S of Oz said...

Whoops! Haven't visited for ages. Congrats to David - I'll be off to B&N tomorrow to see if they have the book. I need some new reading for our trip to Oz.
Your kids have fantastic red hair - like wow! Always wanted red hair (can't dye it red cos it looks wrong with my skin).