Category Archives: Rule Changes

2018/1943 Hugo Award Nominations Opening Soon

Worldcon 76 San Jose advises us that they will open nominations for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards within the next few days. They have been working with Worldcon 75 Helsinki and Worldcon 2018 Dublin to coordinate … Continue reading

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2018, 2019 Worldcons to Present Retrospective Hugo Awards

The 2018 and 2019 Worldcons will present Retrospective Hugo Awards for the years 1943 and 1944, the two conventions announced jointly at SMOFCon 35, the annual SF/F conrunners convention, in Boston on December 2, 2017. Worldcon 76 in San José … Continue reading

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Feedback Solicited for Name of New YA Award

On the agenda for ratification at this year’s Worldcon is a new Worldcon-sanctioned award for Young Adult fiction. This is not a Hugo Award, but a new award administered similarly to the Hugo Award. If ratified this year, it will … Continue reading

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2017 Hugo & Campbell Award Nominations Now Open

The 2017 Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland (Worldcon 75) has opened nominations for the 2017 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer See the 2017 Hugo Awards page at the Worldcon 75 web site for full details.

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Helsinki to Trial Best Series

Worldcon 75 in Helsinki has announced that it will use its special powers to create one Hugo Award category to trial the proposed Best Series Hugo. This is in line with current tradition whereby seated Worldcons use their category creation … 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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Hugo Awards Ballot Definition of “Professional”

There has been some confusion over the meaning of “professional” and “non-professional” as used on this year’s Hugo Awards ballot. A new definition of what “professional” means for the purposes of the Hugo Awards went into effect this year, as … Continue reading

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2009 WSFS Business Meeting Report

At the 2009 Business Meeting of the World Science Fiction Society the following motions that affect the Hugo Awards were adopted. (Strikeouts indicate text removed, underlines indicate text added.)

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Hugo Award Rules Changes

At today’s Business Meeting at Worldcon the members of the World Science Fiction Society voted on three motions concerning the Hugo Awards that were passed in Denver last year and required ratification. A motion to remove the Best Semiprozine category … Continue reading

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