Rob has arisen, he has struck a pose behind the podium, and he is giving a bit of history about where the Whitney Awards came from. The idea spawned from last year's Storymakers conference. Rob came up with the idea with Brandon Sanderson, kicked it around a bit, and decided to run with it.
The name of the award comes from Orson F. Whitney's who once said, "We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own."
Welcome to the Live Blogging of the 2007 Whitney Awards!
Welcome to the Whitney Awards! If you are not familiar with how blogs work, the 'beginning' is at the bottom of the screen. So, scroll down to the bottom, start reading, and enjoy!