Category Archives: Trophies

The 2018 Hugo Award Trophy

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 … Continue reading

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Retro-Hugo Photo Update

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 … Continue reading

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The 1943 Retro-Hugo Award Trophy

This is the trophy for the 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards, the winners of which were announced this evening. The trophy design is by Kevin Roche.

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Peter Weston, The Hugo Award Rocket Man (1943-2017)

Peter Weston, the man who created the current version of the iconic Hugo Award rocket, died on January 5, 2017, aged 73, according to a report published by Locus Online today. Although each Worldcon designs its own Hugo Award trophy … Continue reading

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2016, 1941 Hugo Award Base Designers Announced

MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, announced on June 13 via their Twitter feed that they have selected designers for the 2016 Hugo Award and 1941 Retrospective Hugo Award trophy bases. Sara Felix (president of the Association of Science Fiction and … 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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2015 Hugo Award Voting Closed; Ceremony Plans in Place

Voting for the 2015 Hugo Awards closed at the end of July. The Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, Sasquan, in Spokane, Washington. The 2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony will be on the … 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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Hugo and Retro Hugo Base Designs Selected

After reviewing the design proposals, Loncon 3 has selected the winner of the design competition for the Loncon 3 Hugo Award bases. The winning design for the 2014 award was submitted by Joy Alyssa Day. This is Ms. Day’s first … Continue reading

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