If you need a bit of a hand relieving some of the stress on this, you can call on me. I will be able to do *some* tally work between 4-00pm and 9-00pm MY TIME (GMT+13) via email ONLY (or IM if I am available).
In regards to voldy leaving, why don't we just state the truth? "soryy, as our key graphics artist is going to be away, the release of the names will be delayed for a couple of days. Don't worry, because when he's back, the awards cerimony will be that much more awesome!", or along the lines.
Mwahahhahahaha... MUAHAHAHAHA! *twitch*