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2015 Hugo Shortlist to be Announced April 4

Nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards are now closed. The shortlist of finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards is scheduled to be announced on April 4 (Pacific Daylight Time) at four conventions around the world: Norwescon (Seattle) 12:00 PDT April … Continue reading

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Hugo Nominations Close March 10

The deadline for making nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards is 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time (GMT – 7) on March 10, 2015. You are eligible to nominate if you were a member of at least one of the 2014, 2015, … Continue reading

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Transcript of 1968 Hugo Awards Ceremony Found

Although we know of no recordings of the 1968 Hugo Awards ceremony, Tom Whitmore, while going through the papers of Alva Rogers (co-chairman of BayCon, the 1968 Worldcon), found a transcription of the 1968 Hugo Awards Ceremony. Because of the … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo & Campbell Award Nominations Now Open

The 2015 Worldcon in Spokane (“Sasquan”) has opened nominations for the 2015 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. See the Nominating Ballot at the Sasquan web site to make your nominations. Anyone who is or … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Award Base Competition Announced

The 2015 World Science Fiction Convention (“Sasquan”) announced today an open competition to design the base of the 2015 Hugo Award. The Hugo Award trophy consists of a rocket design standardized since 1984 on a design by Peter Weston and … Continue reading

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2014 Hugo Award Winners

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, has announced the 2014 Hugo Award winners. 3587 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. BEST NOVEL Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK) BEST NOVELLA … Continue reading

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2014 Hugo Awards Live Coverage

The 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony starts at 20:00 (8 PM) British Summer Time tonight. Below is the window to our live text-based coverage of the 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony on CoverItLive. Streaming video coverage is on the UStream Hugo Awards … Continue reading

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Update on Ceremony Video Streaming

2014 Hugo Award Administrator Dave McCarty reports that this year’s Worldcon technical crew recorded the broadcast of the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Ceremony and will rebroadcast it on UStream with audible audio at a later date after Worldcon. We will announce … Continue reading

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1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, announced the winners of the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 14, 2014. 1,307 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. BEST … Continue reading

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Retro-Hugo Ceremony Tonight

The 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards will be presented tonight at a ceremony at the 2014 Worldcon, Loncon 3, hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman. You can watch the ceremony on UStream starting at 8 PM British Summer Time … Continue reading

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