According to the Writers of the Future blog, this year’s awards ceremony (previously to be held in a Masonic temple, from what I understand) will now be held at Cal-Tech’s private club in Pasadena, The Athenaeum.
From the website it looks pretty swank. To be expected, I suppose: I do have to get all tuxed-up for the affair, after all 🙂
The club’s website says that:
In Ancient Greece, the word Athenaeum referred to buildings dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and in particular to a temple in Athens where poets, philosophers, and orators gathered to read and discuss their work.
The website also touts that it has held private dinners in honour of Nobel Prize winners Albert Einstein, Robert A. Millikan, and A. A. Michelson, so I suppose it will be good enough for our event 😉
And according to an organization called Club Leaders Forum, The Athenaeum is recognized as a “Platinum Club of America” and “stands among the top four percent of America’s 5,000 private clubs in terms of perceived excellence.”
I don’t know exactly what any of that means…but it sure does sound impressive 🙂 Check out the club’s website for some photos of the place.