Worldcon 76 issued the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet on June 26, 2018. The “Retro-Hugo” packet is a collection of finalists (or links to finalists) for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.
Worldcon 76 has issued the 2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet, a collection of finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.
The final ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards, WSFS Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards opened on May 3, 2018. Members of Worldcon 76 can vote at the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards web page. Voting is open to all supporting and attending members of Worldcon 76. Members can vote online or by using a paper ballot downloaded from the website. Voting will be open through July 31, 2018.
The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards, Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced at simultaneous events held in San Jose, California, at Norwescon 41 in SeaTac, Washington, and at Follycon, the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon).
Nominations for the 2018 Hugo/Best YA Book/John W. Campbell Award and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards have closed. The Administrators are tallying the nominations, confirming potential finalists’ eligibility, and contacting potential finalists in accordance with World Science Fiction Society rules. Worldcon 76 currently plans to announce the finalist shortlists on March 31. Details of their plans will be announced soon.
Worldcon 76 has published PDFs of the paper nominating ballots for the 2018 Hugo Awards/Award for Best Young Adult Book/John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards.
Ballots must be received at the administrator’s mailing address (not the convention’s main mailing address) by Friday, March 17, 2018. Postmark date does not count.
The nominating period for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards is now open, according to an announcement from Worldcon 76 San José. The convention also announced that John Picacio will host the 2018 Hugo Awards ceremony at Worldcon 76.
Instructions for accessing the online nominating form will be sent via e-mail, according to Dave McCarty, Hugo Administrator for Worldcon 76. Check your junk e-mail/spam/promotions folders in your e-mail client for this e-mail if you did not receive it. Despite the convention’s efforts, voter information notification messages may be flagged as spam.
The Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards web page has the links to the online nominating ballots for the 2018 and 1943 Hugo Awards, as well as to the page where you can request an online voting PIN if you have not received it.
Paper ballots will be mailed to those members of Worldcon 76 who requested paper publications along with the convention’s Progress Report 2, currently in production. PDFs of the paper ballots are also available from Worldcon 76’s Hugo Awards page.
Nominations will close at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, March 16 (06:59 UTC on Saturday, March 17), 2018. Online nominations will be closed at that time. Paper nominating ballots must be received (postmark dates do not count) by the Hugo Administrator by that time.
Worldcon 76 San José will be presenting the 2018 Hugo Awards (generally for works first published or appearing in 2017) as well as the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards (generally for works first published or appearing in 1942). Any person who was a voting member of at least one of the 2017, 2018, or 2019 World Science Fiction Conventions as of December 31, 2017 may cast nominating ballots for the 2018 and 1943 Awards.
Direct any questions about the administration of the 2018 and 1943 Hugo Awards to the Worldcon 76 Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The 2018/1943 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of Worldcon 76 San José, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.
If you want to nominate for the 2018 Hugo Awards, you must be at least a supporting member of one of these Worldcons by December 31, 2017:
- Worldcon 75 Helsinki
- Worldcon 76 San José
- Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon
Persons who are supporting or attending members (or any other membership class that includes WSFS voting rights) of any of the 2016-2018 Worldcons as of December 31, 2017 will be eligible to nominate in the 2018 Hugo Awards. You do not need to be an attending member of any of these conventions to nominate, only a supporting member.
Nominating for the 2018 Hugo Awards will open in early 2018. The December 31, 2017 deadline is the deadline for joining one of the relevant Worldcons to be eligible to nominate. When nominations for the 2018 Hugo Awards open, we will post an announcement here. We also expect the relevant Worldcons to also make announcements at that time. If you are a member of the 2017, 2018, or 2019 Worldcons as of December 31, 2017, you are eligible to nominate for the 2018 Hugo Awards when nominations open in early 2018.
If you were not a member of Worldcon 75 and still want to nominate for the 2018 Hugo Awards, join Worldcon 76 San José or Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon by December 31, 2017 to be eligible to nominate. Note that joining Dublin makes you eligible to nominate for the 2018 Hugo Awards, but not to vote on the final ballot.
The December 31 deadline applies only to nominating. To vote on the final ballot, you must be a member of Worldcon 75 San José. The deadline for joining to be eligible to vote on the final ballot is the close of voting on the final ballot. (The final ballot deadline has not yet been announced.)
Voting for the 2017 Hugo Awards closed at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on July 15, 2017. The 2017 Hugo Award Administrators reported that 3,319 members of Worldcon 75 in Helsinki voted, which is the third-highest number of votes cast in the history of the Awards.
The results of the 2017 Hugo Awards will be presented at the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, on Friday, August 11, 2017. The Hugo Awards web site plans to provide live text-based coverage of the ceremony via CoverItLive as it has done for the past several years. Other coverage of the ceremony such as live-streaming of the audio/video of the event if Worldcon 75 provides it, will be announced here when details become available.
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.