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2016 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the finalists for the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced via the Twitter feed and Facebook account of MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Nominations Shatter Records; Finalists to be Announced April 26

MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, announced on April 14 that over 4,000 nominating ballots were cast for the 2016 Hugo Awards, almost double the previous record of 2,122 ballots set last year by Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon, … Continue reading

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MidAmeriCon II Clarifies Delays With Hugo Nomination Confirmation Emails

MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, has issued a statement through their Facebook Page and Twitter feed addressing concerns about the confirmation emails sent to members casting their 2016 Hugo Award nominating ballots electronically: In the final days of the Hugo … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Awards Shortlist to be Announced April 26

Nominations for the 2016 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award and the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards closed on March 31. The finalists will be announced by this year’s Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II, on April 26. Voting on the final ballot … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Nominations Close March 31

Nominations for the 2016 Hugo Awards, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Author, and 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards close at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time at the end of the day on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (That’s 06:59 GMT/UTC on … Continue reading

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Contact Address Down

The standard contact address for the Hugo Awards (info@) is currently not working. We are working with our list hosting provider to resolve the issue. Until this is fixed, you can contact us through the Ask a Question page here … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Short History of the Hugo Awards

Ben Yalow, who has extensive and long-running experience with Worldcons, the World Science Fiction Society, and the Hugo Awards, has written a history of the Hugo Awards that bears reading by anyone with an interest about how the Awards work … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo & Campbell Award, 1941 Retro-Hugo Award Nominations Now Open

The 2016 Worldcon in Kansas City (“MidAmericon II”) has opened nominations for the 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards for works published in 1940. See the 2016/1941 … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Award Base Competition Announced

The 2016 World Science Fiction Convention (“MidAmericon II”) has announced an open competition to design the base of the 2016 Hugo Award. The deadline for submitting a proposed design is January 18, 2016. The Hugo Award trophy consists of a … Continue reading

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Official 2015 Hugo Award Photos

The 2015 Worldcon’s Official Photographer, Olav Rokne, has published an album of official photos of the 2015 Hugo Awards and 2015 Worldcon Masquerade. In addition, the designer of this year’s Hugo Award trophy, Matthew Dockrey, has provided design notes and … Continue reading

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