On Saturday, April 7, starting at 3 PM Central Daylight Time, you will be able to see this year’s Hugo Award Nominations announced live in person at five conventions in the United States and Europe, with the announcements simultaneously carried live over the internet on UStream. Special guests will be present at some of the live announcements as well.
The UStream channels will be opened shortly before the start of the announcement, giving you the opportunity to follow whichever location’s broadcast you prefer. If you’re attending one of those conventions, check your convention’s schedule for details of where the announcements will be presented. Otherwise, pick the one you want to watch:
- Norwescon 35, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy conventions, at Seatac, WA (1 PM PDT). With Special Guest John Picacio. Ustream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-nominee-announcement-live-from-norwescon.
- Leprecon 38, Arizona’s annual science fiction and fantasy convention, at Tempe, AZ (1 PM MST). With Special Guest Joe Haldeman. Ustream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-nominee-announcement-live-from-leprecon.
- Minicon 47, Minnesota’s longest-running science fiction convention, at Bloomington, MN (3 PM CDT). With guest Chris Garcia. Ustream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-nominee-announcement-live-from-minicon.
- Marcon 47, the Midwest’s largest annual convention, at Columbus, OH (4 PM EDT). Ustream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-nominee-announcement-live-from-marcon.
- Olympus 2012, the British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon) (9 PM BST). With Chicon 7 Chair Dave McCarty and Special Guest George R.R. Martin. Ustream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-nominee-announcement-live-from-eastercon.
The 2012 Hugo Awards will be presented at Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention, August 30 to September 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. All members of Chicon 7 (both attending and supporting) will be eligible to vote on the 2012 Hugo Awards.