[LMB] Now On Topic: Teddy Bears Are Not Natural Persons, was Hugos and slates

Gretchen Wright gretchen.wright at rcn.com
Wed Apr 8 01:54:50 BST 2015


What would they say to Taura? Or Terrence Cee? Or Guppy? “Natural person” seems a bit short-sighted!

From: Paula Lieberman 
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:51 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. 
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Teddy Bears Are Not Natural Persons,was Hugos and slates

Uh, Howard, I don't think you're a teddy bear!  Yes, that "natural person" 
is in there due to a teddy bear, whose possessor used to buy Worldcon 
memberships for it.

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 08:34 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] Hugos and slates


> On Apr 7, 2015, at 5:27 AM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
>
> Hugo voters are self-selected.  The only requirement for nominating is 
> being "a natural person" and being a member of at least one of the three 
> Worldcons of the current year and the Worldcon before or the Worldcon the 
> following year.

Oops!    I have voted without fitting most definitions of being "natural". 

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