New host Liz Baillie charmed the audience with haiku, and happy winners danced with their bricks through the legendary chocolate fountain* at the always festive Ignatz Award ceremony. Winners below:
Outstanding New Talent: Colleen Frakes for Woman King.
Outstanding Online Comic: Cayetano Garza for Year of the Rat.
Outstanding Mini-Comic: by Lisa Hanawalt for Stay Away From Other People
Outstanding Series: Jordan Crane for Uptight
Outstanding Story: Damian Jay for Willie
Outstanding Graphic Novel: Chris Ware for Acme Novelty Library 19
Outstanding Comic: Jordan Crane for Uptight 3
Outstanding Anthology: Kramers Ergot 7
Outstanding Artist: Nate Powell for Swallow Me Whole
List courtesy Daily Cross Hatch, taken from our own Twitter feed. DCH has video of the ceremony as well.
* Figure of speech only; no bricks were thrown, tossed or cavorted with.
The annual post-Ignatz Karaoke Karavan was canceled when it was discovered that the venue was closed — and had been for some time. A torrential rain kept off-site excursions to a minimum, but hotel hijinks went on into the small hours.