2011 Hugo Award Winners

Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2011 Hugo Award winners.

BEST NOVEL

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

BEST NOVELLA

The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

BEST NOVELETTE

“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

Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Lou Anders

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Shaun Tan

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace;
podcast directed by Kate Baker

BEST FANZINE

The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

BEST FAN WRITER

Claire Brialey

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).

Lev Grossman

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.

Renovation Announces Record Hugo Awards Voter Turnout

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/.

Reminder: One Month Left to Vote in the 2011 Hugo Awards

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.

2011 Hugo Nominees to be Announced Easter Sunday

The finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer will be announced Easter Sunday, April 24, starting at 2 pm PDT. The announcement will be made jointly from Norwescon 34, the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and Illustrious, the British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon).

Renovation will host a live chat session here on thehugoawards.org covering the announcement. More details will be available this weekend.

2011 Hugo Award Nominations Are Open

Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced that the 2011 Hugo Nominations are now open.

Nominating ballots may be submitted online or via mail by Renovation members who join before January 31, 2011, and by all supporting and attending members of Aussiecon 4, the 2010 Worldcon.  If you would like to nominate and are not a member, more information on how to join can be found on Renovation’s membership page.

For information on the 2011 Hugo Awards, including how to submit ballots, please visit the Renovation website.

Note that the deadline for nominations is Saturday, March 26th, 2011, 23:59 PDT.