Often when there is so much to say, not enough gets said. It’s hard for the words not to get caught on themselves. Finally the words don’t just come out; they pour out. So, let us say on behalf of every member of WYRM, thank you. Thank you for participating in the tournament, and for the signal boosting you may have done, to make this event more well-known. The kind words and stories we have heard mean an awful lot to us, and the publishing news of champions Dimitra Nikolaidou and Shawn Proctor inspire us to go further.
Let’s take a look back at the 2018 Gauntlet, and appreciate those who took time away from their lives to make this all work.
Gauntlet Judges 2018: Chy Burch, Beth Sadler, Gale Peterson, Steven Lugo
Round Challenges: Chy Burch, Steven Lugo, Gale Peterson
2018 Tournament Funded by: Chy Burch, Beth Sadler, Steven Lugo
From the Mind of: Steven Lugo
We would like to acknowledge the works of Harlan Ellison, Steven Brust, and Joss Whedon.
Finally, to anyone who reads this, to anyone who is with us, remember one thing. Things like outlines are fine, and they have taught us a lot. It’s NaNo season, and tallying your word counts can be great fun. A sound plan is all well and good, too. But no one to our knowledge has ever been able to find a substitute for fire. There’s no replacement for fight. Nothing will ever make up for a lack of passion. Undeniably, this is the spirit of the Gauntlet. In our finer moments, we live up to it. We hope that in your life you will keep moving forward. We hope that you will always go onward in all the months ahead.