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1941 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, announced the winners of the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 18, 2016. 869 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. BEST … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Trophy Unveiled

The designs of the 2016 Hugo Award trophy and 1941 Retrospective Hugo Award trophy were unveiled during the Opening Ceremonies of MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, on the afternoon of August 17. In keeping with recent practice, … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Award Voting Closed July 31

Voting for the 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards closed Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time. The votes are now being tabulated, and the … Continue reading

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1941 Retro-Hugo Novelette Category Changes

MidAmericon II’s Hugo Award Administrators announced a change to the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards finalists on June 19. “Darker Than You Think” by Jack Williamson was mistakenly categorized as a novelette and initially announced as a finalist in that category, … Continue reading

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Voting Open for 2016 Hugo Awards

Voting for the 2016 Hugo Awards, 2016 John W. Campbell Award, and 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards opened on May 15, 2016. Members of the 2016 World Science Fiction Convention (MidAmeriCon II) may vote until 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on July … Continue reading

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Two 2016 Hugo Award Finalists Withdraw; Replacements Named

MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, announced today that two previously-announced finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards have withdrawn from consideration and have been replaced. The short story “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015) replaces “The Commuter” by … Continue reading

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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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