Weren’t able to attend the Hugo Awards Ceremony in Melbourne? Here’s our recording of the ceremony.
2010 Hugo Awards Ceremony from Kevin Standlee on Vimeo.
This is from the same camera position as our live UStream feed, which was unfortunately a bit hit-and-miss, as UStream’s server apparently didn’t like having more than about fifty people watching the feed at once.
Aussiecon 4 has posted the Voting & Nominating Statistics for the 2010 Hugo Awards.
Those of us responsible for maintaining TheHugoAwards.org are currently traveling in Australia and will update the historical information for this just-completed election when we get a chance to slow down at a fast internet connection.
This is the speech delivered by Garth Nix at last night’s award ceremony. It is followed by the introductory film, “A Review of 2009,” by Mark Slater.
Presented at: Aussiecon 4, Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2010
Toastmaster: Garth Nix
Base design: Nick Stathopoulos with laser etching by Lewis Morley and incorporating the Aussiecon 4 logo by Grant Gittus
Awards Administration: Vincent Docherty, Kate Kligman
- Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
- Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
- Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
- Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
- Best Related Work: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
- Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
- Best Editor Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
- Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
- Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
- Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
- Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
- Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
- Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire
The full breakdown of voting will appear here as soon as we get the data from Aussiecon 4.
You will be able to follow the 2010 Hugo Award Ceremony live from Melbourne using the window below.
Cheryl Morgan and Mur Lafferty will be on hand in the auditorium in Melbourne to introduce the show. Technology willing, Mary Robinette Kowal will join us from Dragon*Con. Kevin Standlee will be moderating your questions. We will also incorporate the official @Aussiecon4 Twitter feed.
The ceremony is due to start at 8:00pm Melbourne time. We may begin coverage slightly earlier, but both Cheryl and Mur have to be at the pre-ceremony reception where important details about the event are announced and nominees have to appear for photo shoots.
Please note that this coverage is text only. We are experimenting with audio and video, but this is the fastest way for us to get the results out to you. It is also more interactive.
Our thanks to Aussiecon 4, and to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, for helping make this possible.
Worldcon is now underway in Australia. The room in which the Hugo Award ceremony is very splendid, and what’s more has excellent wi-fi coverage at a reasonable price. There is also a good 3G signal for mobile phones. It therefore looks likely that we will be able to bring you the results very promptly. We are not yet quite sure when live coverage will begin, but we’ll post when we have more information.
For those of you who will be at Dragon*Con it appears that there is no wi-fi connection in the restaurant where the Hugo Breakfast in being held, but we will be getting the information through to people there via Twitter.