Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention, has extended the deadline for submitting designs for the 2012 Hugo Award trophy base until January 15, 2012. The Chicon 7 web site has full details on the design competition and the press release with the full announcement.
Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2011 Hugo Award winners.
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)
BEST SHORT STORY
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)
BEST RELATED WORK
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse,
written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by
Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven
Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace;
podcast directed by Kate Baker
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
BEST FAN WRITER
BEST FAN ARTIST
Brad W. Foster
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer
of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
The 2011 Hugo Award winners were announced on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Jay Lake and Ken Scholes presided as masters of ceremony, with additional presenters including Renovation Guests of Honor Tim Powers, Boris Vallejo, and Ellen Asher, along with leading genre writers George R.R. Martin and Robert Silverberg.
The unique 2011 Hugo trophy base design was revealed at the ceremony by designer and Hugo base design contest winner Marina Gelineau.
See the Final Ballot Details for a full breakdown of votes, subsequent placements, and nomination counts.
Below is the window to our live text-based coverage of the 2011 Hugo Awards Ceremony. Live streaming audio-video coverage will be on the Worldcon Events Channel on UStream.
The 2011 Hugo Awards will be announced tonight, August 20, at a ceremony at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nevada during Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time tonight.
Live video streaming of the event is scheduled to be available on the UStream Worldcon Events channel, courtesy of Renovation’s Events Team.
Text-based live-blogging coverage of the Hugo Award Ceremony on CoverItLive will be hosted by TheHugoAwards.org.
Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, has announced on their Hugo Ceremonies page that they plan to provide live streaming-video coverage of the 2011 Hugo Awards ceremony. This is in addition to the live text-based coverage that we’ll be providing through CoverItLive and announcements on Twitter.
The Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, August 20.
Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced a record Hugo Awards voter turnout.
A record total of 2100 valid final ballots were cast, a 46.1% turnout, from voters in 33 countries. (The previous record set in 1980 was 1788 ballots cast.) Renovation also broke a record earlier this year when it received 1006 valid nominating ballots.
The 2011 Hugo Award winners will be announced on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Jay Lake and Ken Scholes will preside as masters of ceremony, with additional presenters to include Renovation Guests of Honor Tim Powers, Boris Vallejo, and Ellen Asher, along with leading genre writers George R. R. Martin and Robert Silverberg.
The unique 2011 Hugo trophy base design will also be revealed at the ceremony by designer and Hugo base contest winner Marina Gelineau.
For more information about Renovation or attending the 2011 Hugo Awards ceremony, please visit http://www.renovationsf.org/.
Can’t attend this year’s Worldcon? You can virtually attend the ceremony by following our online coverage. As we did last year, TheHugoAwards.org will provide live text-based coverage of the Hugo Awards ceremony from Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
Bookmark our 2011 Hugo Award Live Coverage page for the gateway to the event coverage on CoverItLive.
Kevin Standlee and Mur Lafferty will cover the event from the Tuscany Ballroom at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno and we’ll incorporate the official @Renovationsf and @TheHugoAwards Twitter feeds, as well as Twitter posts using the #hugos, #hugoaward, and #hugoawards hashtags.
Our coverage is text-only. Renovation intends to provide live streaming coverage of the ceremony on UStream. We’ll include a link to the live-stream from within our coverage.
We’ll be “on the air” shortly before the scheduled 8 PM PDT start. Join us to watch, read, and discuss the results as the Worldcon presents our field’s top honors.
Our thanks to Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, for their cooperation in providing live coverage of the 2011 Hugo Awards ceremony.
The 2011 Hugo Award voting deadline is this Sunday, July 31, at 11:59pm PDT.
Attending, Supporting, and Young Adult members of Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, are eligible to vote.
More information can be found at Renovation’s website.
This is a reminder there is one month left to vote in the 2011 Hugo Awards. Attending, Supporting, and Young Adult members of Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, are eligible to vote until the deadline on Sunday, July 31, 2011, 23:59 PDT.
To help you make an informed vote, the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet, an electronic package of nominated works and samples graciously made available to voters by nominees and their publishers, has also recently been expanded.
For more information about Worldcon and participating in the 2011 Hugo Awards, please visit Renovation’s website.
Over at Tor.com, René Walling has posted an in-depth analysis of the ages of Hugo Award nominees and winners over time. The summary: despite a common perception that the average nominees and winners have been getting older, the numbers seem to say that nominees and winners are about the same age when they win today as they were fifty years ago.