On March 28th, 2009, at 3:00 P.M. EDT, the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.
inky says, "and now, for the next award. Please welcome Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot, here to present Best Setting!"
Jacqueline applauds for the lovely Maryam.
Maryam steps up to the stage gleefully.
Fang rearranges the stage backdrop.
Maryam says, "A setting that is finely crafted, be it imaginative, ingenious or superbly constructed, contributes to drawing the player into the narrative world. Our next award is dedicated to the game with the Best Setting."
Maryam says, "The nominees for this year's Best Setting are:"
Maryam says, "Buried In Shoes, by Kazuki Mishima"
Pacian buries his shoes.
Otto claps and winks
Ben unmanifests his avatar.
Maryam says, "Gun Mute, by C. E. J. Pacian"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says (to Taleslinger), "I don't think you've been just sipping that Irish coffee"
Ben walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Otto plays harmonica
Maryam says, "Piracy 2.0, by Sean Huxter"
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks (of Ellison), "Taleslinger has Irish coffee, too?"
inky says, "any setting with pirates is a good setting"
inky says, "like the internet, say"
[peanut-gallery] Taleslinger says, "Off couurssse."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Maryam says, "Nightfall, by Eric Eve"
Maryam says, "Violet, by Jeremy Freese"
Jacqueline applauds for both those.
Maryam says, "and our winner is..."
Maryam exclaims, "Nightfall, by Eric Eve! Bravo!!!"
Jacqueline starts the standing ovation.
djfletch says, "hurrah"
[peanut-gallery] Taleslinger says, "joins Jacq."
Pacian stands and ovates.
inky says, "hooray for elaborate settings"
Taleslinger joins Jacq.
Ellison says, "woo"
jdouglass says, "hip hip"
jdouglass says, "hoorah"
Jacqueline says, "Very deserving. Huzzah!"
radix claps, then speaks mysteriously into his shoulder.
vimes says, "huxxah!"
Taleslinger says, "Herzlichen Gl?ckwunsch, Eric"
olethros says, "hoooray!"
inky asks, "is Eric Eve here, by chance?"
inky looks around
Maryam steps off the stage, applauding.
Jacqueline looks around, too.
Guest3 goes home.
McMartin claps at the ether
Jacqueline looks under her seat.
Jacqueline says, "I'm not sure he's here."
inky says, "well, I'd look for him, but there are at least a hundred implemented locations"
inky says, "too bad >GO TO ERIC doesn't work"
Jacqueline says, "Ha ha"
Ellison says, "haha"
Lucea says, "heh"
Taleslinger says, "Looks like Eric was unready to be here"
olethros says, "he hasn't logged on since last year anyway hm"