I posted an entry on the XNA team blog about how XNA Game Studio Express won an award at the recent DEMMX awards.
Boyd and I had a lot of hassles actually getting there because of a unfortunate flight time and then delays at the airport. The hotel the awards were at was very nice but we had a really short stay in LA (less than 12 hours) so it was pretty rushed.
It was an interesting event, mixing music, TV and the games industry. An especially interesting part was two songs by Sandra Bernhard, I never knew she sang but it was a sign that this wasn't a normal "computer" type award ceremony.