The trophy for this year’s Hugo Awards was unveiled as part of the Worldcon 76 opening ceremonies. The base design is by Sara Felix and Vincent Villafranca. Here’s a close-up of the base.
This year’s Hugo Award winners will be announced on Sunday night (California time). For details of our live coverage see here.
This photograph of Worldcon 76 Chair, Kevin Roche, pictured with his husband, Andy Trembley, gives a much better view of the tower behind the rocket. The design is based on the San José Electric Light Tower.
The base of the trophy is made from cherry wood because cherries were a major crop in San José before the advent of Silicon Valley.