2018 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

The 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM North American Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) in the McEnery Convention Center Grand Ballroom in San Jose, California. The ceremony is open to all attending members of Worldcon 76, with additional seating available in “Callahan’s Place” in the convention center Exhibit Hall.

The Hugo Awards web site will once again offer text-based coverage of the Hugo Awards ceremony via CoverItLive, suitable for people with bandwidth restrictions. For those with the bandwidth for it, Worldcon 76 San Jose plans to offer live video streaming of the Hugo Awards ceremony. Details of the live-streaming coverage will be available at the 2018 Worldcon web site.

The Hugo Awards web site coverage team of Kevin Standlee, Susan de Guardiola, and Cheryl Morgan plan to be “on the air” approximately fifteen minutes before the ceremony. You can sign up at the CoverItLive event site for an e-mail notification before the event starts. Remember that the CoverItLive text coverage is text-only, and is likely to not be in synch with the video streaming. Also, the CoverItLive team here at TheHugoAwards.org is not responsible for the video streaming coverage and cannot answer any questions about it.

If you can’t be in San Jose, we hope you’ll join us on CoverItLive or watch the ceremony online.

Coverage of the 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony on TheHugoAwards.org is made possible in part by a grant from the Utah Fandom Organization and Westercon 72, July 4-7, 2019 in Layton, Utah.

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1994 Hugo Awards Ceremony Video Published

A videotape of the 1994 Hugo Awards Ceremony held at ConAdian, the 52nd Worldcon, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has been digitized and published on the YouTube Worldcon Events channel. We are publishing it here with the permission of ConAdian A Ltd., parent organization of the 1994 Worldcon.

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2018/1943 Hugo Awards Voting Closed

Voting on the final ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards closed at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on July 31, 2018. The 2018 Hugo Awards will be announced at a ceremony on the evening of Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Worldcon 76 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Retrospective Hugo Awards will be announced during the Opening Night events at Worldcon 76 on Thursday, August 16.

Current plans call for Worldcon 76 to live-stream the Hugo Awards Ceremony, and for the Hugo Awards website to provide text-only coverage of the event through CoverItLive. More details on coverage of the Hugo Awards Ceremony will be announced closer to the day of the event.

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1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet

Worldcon 76 issued the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet on June 26, 2018. The “Retro-Hugo” packet is a collection of finalists (or links to finalists) for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.

As with the 2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet and the ballots for both the 1943 and 2018 Hugo Awards, if you experience difficulty accessing them, confirm that JavaScript is enabled in your browser and be certain that the web address you are accessing begins with https: (not http:).

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2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet Now Available

Worldcon 76 has issued the 2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet, a collection of finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.

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1984 Hugo Awards Ceremony Video Posted

Fan history preservation group FANAC, in cooperation with SCIFI (non-profit group that ran the 1984 Worldcon) has posted video of the Hugo Awards ceremony from L.A.con II, the 1984 Worldcon, featuring Toastmaster Robert Bloch.

Thanks to File 770 for the information. We have also included a link to the video in the 1984 Hugo Awards information page.

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2018/1943 Hugo Award Final Ballot Open

The final ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards, WSFS Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards opened on May 3, 2018. Members of Worldcon 76 can vote at the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards web page. Voting is open to all supporting and attending members of Worldcon 76. Members can vote online or by using a paper ballot downloaded from the website. Voting will be open through July 31, 2018.

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2018/1943 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards, Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced at simultaneous events held in San Jose, California, at Norwescon 41 in SeaTac, Washington, and at Follycon, the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon).

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2018/1943 Hugo Award Finalists to be Announced March 31

Finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards, Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards will be announced at simultaneous events starting at 12 Noon, Pacific Daylight Time on March 31, 2018, followed by an online video announcement on the Worldcon 76 web site and the Worldcon Events YouTube channel.

Live announcements will take place at the following venues:

  • 7 Stars Bar & Grill, 398 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, California, Noon Pacific Daylight Time (This event is open to the public.)
  • Follycon, the 69th British National SF Convention (Eastercon), Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK, 8 PM British Summer Time
  • Norwescon 41, SeaTac, Washington, Noon Pacific Daylight Time

In addition to the live announcement at Eastercon, Follycon has scheduled an “Instant Reaction” panel at 9 PM BST following the announcement.

Approximately one hour following the live announcements, a video presentation of the finalists will be posted on the Worldcon 76 web site and on the Worldcon Events YouTube channel.

For additional information about the Hugo Finalist Announcement Event, including press contact information, see the announcement from Worldcon 76.

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2018/1943 Hugo Awards Nominations Closed

Nominations for the 2018 Hugo/Best YA Book/John W. Campbell Award and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards have closed. The Administrators are tallying the nominations, confirming potential finalists’ eligibility, and contacting potential finalists in accordance with World Science Fiction Society rules. Worldcon 76 currently plans to announce the finalist shortlists on March 31. Details of their plans will be announced soon.

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