Hugo Awards Drinking Game

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice.

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August 22, 2015

hugo-poopNow, I know that Jason Sanford has already posted one, but certainly our field is large and diverse enough to contain more than one Hugo Awards Drinking Game (drink!).  So, in that spirit, here is my rendition of the theme.

As in years past, there will be live video streaming of the awards ceremony. More information on ways to keep up with the awards ceremony can be found at the official site.

Interpret “drink” however you’d like: in the hope of saving my liver, I’m going to be conservative in my interpretation.

Take a drink every time:

Take two drinks every time:

  • A Sad Puppy wins a Hugo Award.
  • David Gerrold makes a joke about Lou Antonelli’s slo-mo SWATting of the convention.
  • Someone refers to “politcs” or “controversies” or “puppies”.
  • Someone equates editorial control or being vigorously disagreed with to censorship.
  • A dead white male writer is held up as the gold standard of SFF writing.

Take as many drinks as you need to dull the pain:

  • A Rabid Puppy wins a Hugo Award.

Alternate drinking games:

Feel free to make additional suggestions in the comments.

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  1. Jude

    Add to the “as many drinks as it takes to dull the pain”:

    If the convention is evacuated because someone SWATted an attendee.

  2. Emma Crew

    I was at the opera during the whole thing, or I’d have been on this.


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