I recently found out that I have been nominated for the IBM CTRE (Corporate Technical Recogition Event). In our terms thats a big deal. For a long while there have been things like the Golden Circle for the sales folk. Outsied IBM I guess it just seems like a jolly. However if all the things i have managed to get done on virtual worlds are indeed recognized through this, then I know that I will be in good company with a few hundred like minded people.
I was looking up where the event is held. Its a bit of a long trek but its in Phoenix. At the Biltmore hotel. There's is quite a long list of celebs and every US president since 1929 that have stayed there.
I am not sure if epredator will appear on the list of celebs in wikipedia :-). However Mrs Epred and I will certainly make the most of the trip for a few days.
Its a little way away yet, and luckily does not clash with our holiday we booked with the predlets.
All in all though I am very stoked to be going to an event like this. Of course like all awards there are lots of other people that should be there too. So in Oscar styleee I will accept this for everyone who has been working to make our journey into virtual worlds successful and thankyou everyone who voted, supported and made this CTRE go through.