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2018/1943 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

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 … Continue reading

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2018/1943 Hugo Awards Nominations Closed

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 … Continue reading

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PDFs of 2018/1943 Nominating Ballots Published

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. 2018 Hugo/YA Book/Campbell Award Ballot 2018 … Continue reading

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2018/1943 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

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 … Continue reading

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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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Membership Deadline for Nominating in 2018 Hugo Awards is December 31, 2017

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 … 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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2017 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

The 2017 Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3) in the Messukeskus (Convention Center) Hall 1 in Helsinki, Finland. The Hugo Awards web site will once again offer text-based … Continue reading

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2017 Hugo Award Voting Closed

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 … Continue reading

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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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