Following the second Ockhams awards presentations at QED 2013, the winners of each category provided the feedback below.
Thanks to everyone who helped us bring this revolutionary new product to the market. We'll have more science-comedy out at http://shutupinfinity.com in the near-future!
Andy Lewis, Quackometer
I am astonished to have won this award, especially given the strength of skeptical blogging at the moment and excellent nominees for an Ockham. So thanks to all those who have supported my blog, nominated me and contributed to it. Importantly, I would like to thank all those people who have been working so hard on libel reform. Skeptical blogging is an irrational activity given the risk impact of potential libel threats. Let's hope the new reform bill can be pushed over the line to protect bloggers from those vested interests who want us silenced.
Kylie Sturgess, Token Skeptic
I'm thrilled that the Token Skeptic podcast was the winner of the podcast section - big thank yous to the The Skeptic, The Ockhams Awards Committee and QEDCon, who considered the Token Skeptic worthy of being considered with the other awesome shows in the running for this prize. You can check out the show at www.tokenskeptic.org, where episodes have recently featured Dr Ben Goldacre, musician Shelley Segal and blogging finalist Sharon "Doubtful News" Hill. The CSICOP website features transcripts of the show and the Token Skeptic book The Scope Of Skepticism can also be found on the official website
Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Skeptics on the Fringe
Edinburgh Skeptics would like to thank the Humanist Society of Scotland for their sponsorship, all the speakers who gave up their time to appear and everyone who volunteered and helped Skeptics on the Fringe 2013 happen.
The 2012 committee comprised Ben Makin, Stephen Makin, Alison Metcalfe, Ewan Leeming, Terry Rodgers. Lynsey Gray, Jo Hockey Ash Pryce and Keir Liddle. The volunteers working behind the scenes were Dawn Gyles, Sheridan Woodward, Ben Turner, Andy Diack, Greg Leman and Richard Rogan, without whom it would probably have not been possible!
Skeptics on the Fringe will return this August in Edinburgh from the 2nd until the 26th of August check www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk for more updates and @edskeptics on twitter.
We're extremely honoured to accept this award. Thanks to Deborah for choosing us! The real thanks too must go to our contributors. The Pod Delusion wouldn't be where it is today without the over 100 volunteers who submit their thoughts, interviews and features every week. The huge diversity of knowledge and interest enables us to create such an eclectic and engaging show. We'd like to thank them for their continued support as we certainly couldn't have done it without them... and indeed encourage anyone reading who'd like to get involved to drop us a line, as we're always looking for new voices.