Over at Tor.com, René Walling has posted an in-depth analysis of the ages of Hugo Award nominees and winners over time. The summary: despite a common perception that the average nominees and winners have been getting older, the numbers seem to say that nominees and winners are about the same age when they win today as they were fifty years ago.
Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, has released the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet, an electronic package of nominated works graciously made available to voters by nominees and their publishers.
The 2011 Hugo Voter Packet is available to Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Renovation to help inform them about the works under consideration before voting. The packet is available until voting closes on Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:59pm PDT.
Members may access the packet on the Renovation Worldcon web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org for voter information. If you are not yet a member of the 2011 Worldcon, you can register online. You do not need to attend the convention to participate in the Hugo Awards.