Monthly Archives: August 2009

2009 WSFS Business Meeting Report

At the 2009 Business Meeting of the World Science Fiction Society the following motions that affect the Hugo Awards were adopted. (Strikeouts indicate text removed, underlines indicate text added.)

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2009 Hugo Award Winners Announced

Presented at: Anticipation, MontrĂ©al, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009 Toastmaster: Julie Czerneda, with translation by Yves Meynard Base design: Dave Howell Awards Administration: Diane Lacey, Ruth Lichtwardt, Jeff Orth and Rene Walling Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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The 2009 Trophy

Pictures of the 2009 Hugo Award trophy, designed by Dave Howell, are now online here. Be sure to check out the top-down view of the base, which shows the blast pit as the Hugo rocket lifts off from the asteroid … Continue reading

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Logo Contest Winner

We were delighted with the level of interest in the logo contest. We received 390 entries from 215 different people and 24 different countries. Deciding on a winner proved very difficult. The jurors were impressed with the standard of submissions, … Continue reading

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What’s Happening Tonight

The Hugo Award ceremony is due to begin at 8:00pm Montreal time. There is a pre-ceremony reception beginning at 6:00pm. As the people responsible for updating this site are all involved in the ceremony we won’t be able to update … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Rules Changes

At today’s Business Meeting at Worldcon the members of the World Science Fiction Society voted on three motions concerning the Hugo Awards that were passed in Denver last year and required ratification. A motion to remove the Best Semiprozine category … Continue reading

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