The 2011 XYZZY Award nominees have been annouced, and several games written by authors within the People’s Republic are among the contenders. The PR-IF nominees are:
- For Best Story:“The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M,” by Michael D. Hilborn (writing as Edmund Wells);
- For Best Individual NPC: The puppy in “Beet the Devil,” by Carolyn VanEseltine;
- For Best Individual Puzzle: The Hat Mystery in “Cold Iron,” by Andrew Plotkin (writing as Lyman Clive Charles), “Last Day of Summer,” by Doug Orleans (writing as Cameron Fox), “The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M” by Michael D. Hilborn (writing as Edmund Wells), and “Playing Games” by Kevin Jackson-Mead (writing as Pam Comfite);
Congratulations to the nominees and good luck! Voting continues until March 2, midnight PST. Winners will be announced on the ifMUD on March 4, 1:00pm PST.