Category Archives: Announcements

Hugo Award “Finalists” and “Nominees”

We have once again received word of persons who are describing themselves as “Hugo Award nominees.” The term “Hugo Award nominee” does not have any official meaning. The term for a person or work that receives sufficient nominations to appear … 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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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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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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