Don't forget to vote for the first round XYZZY Awards, people! Here is the link.
The two categories I found hardest were "Best individual PC", because there was no one PC which really grabbed me; and "Best individual puzzle", because there were too many individual puzzles which did.
I decided to go for an underdog in the latter case (Tower of Hanoi in The Bryant Collection), but even that meant slighting another underdog (truly defeating the monster in The Ascot).
As a result, I didn't vote for a single game from the IF Comp... will this be a new trend? (And this too makes me feel a little bad, because there were several very worthy games in the IF Comp. Well!) The competition was just too stiff, and I gave four votes to a game set on an island, two to a game set in a dark wood, two to a game involving whisky, and one to a game involving tentacles. You know what I'm talking about.