Specifically, the Master William Blackfox Award for Best Special Issue. Master Blackfox is a legendary and beloved artist in the SCA, well-known for his sketches of SCAdians in their fursonas*. They do a memorial award every year honoring the various newsletters put out by the kingdoms and baronies, and this year my barony’s Drekkar got one for the special Pennsic issue I put out.
It was collaborative, mind you. I had gotten a bunch of people to write newcomer-friendly articles about how to navigate Pennsic (which is a two week-long camping experience with its own rules and circumstances), wrote some stuff of my own, and slapped it all together with the phrase “VIDETE NE TURBEMINI” on the front**. I was tolerably proud with how it all came out; I’m pleased that others seemed to agree.
This is a fairly complicated thing to brag about properly, because I got it as much (or even a bit more) for my editing and collecting other people’s stuff as I did for writing my own, but it’s still pretty darn cool.
*No mockery, please, even if gently-meant: I still have up on my wall a copy of the sketch he did featuring me and my then-girlfriend (and two others). You know why the name of the publishing company is Flying Koala? It’s because that’s how he drew my wife.
**Google assured me that it means “DON’T PANIC.” Under the circumstances, one hopes I didn’t get that wrong.