2015 Hugo Award Voting Closed; Ceremony Plans in Place

Voting for the 2015 Hugo Awards closed at the end of July. The Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, Sasquan, in Spokane, Washington.

The 2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony will be on the final night of the convention, Saturday, August 22, in the INB Performing Arts Center starting at 8 PM. Sasquan Guest of Honor David Gerrold and Tananarive Due will host the ceremony. The ceremony will also include the announcement of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and selected other awards.

Admission to both ceremonies is open to all attending members of Sasquan (and day admission holders for Saturday of the convention). No separate admission or ticket is required. Formal attire is neither required nor prohibited; in other words, feel free to dress up for the event, but don’t be afraid to come as you are.

The ceremony is planned to be live-streamed via UStream by Sasquan, and also will be covered by text-based coverage on CoverItLive by the Hugo Awards Web Site team. Results of the Awards will also be posted on the Hugo Awards web site shortly after the end of the ceremony.

The design for the base of the 2015 Hugo Awards will be unveiled at the Sasquan Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, August 19, at 3 PM, and the sample trophy will be on display throughout the convention in the Exhibits area.

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3 Responses to 2015 Hugo Award Voting Closed; Ceremony Plans in Place

  1. Nickpheas says:

    Isn’t the final night of the convention Sunday the 23rd?

    • Kevin says:

      Sasquan runs from Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 23. The Closing Ceremony is at 3 PM on Sunday, August 23. Therefore, the final night of the convention is Saturday, August 22. While there are doubtless social activities (“Dead Dog” parties and the like) on Sunday evening, the convention is actually over on Sunday night and therefore it does not count as an official night of the convention.

      Sasquan, unlike most, but not all, Worldcons, runs Wednesday-Sunday, not Thursday-Monday.

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