Although nominations for the 2013 Hugo Award will remain open though March 10, you must become a member of LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon), or already be a member of Chicon 7 by January 31, 2013 in order to be eligible to nominate for the 2013 Hugo Awards.
Anyone who is a member of one of those three Worldcons by the end of January may cast a nomination ballot for the 2013 Hugo Awards. Ballots must be received by Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PDT; Monday, March 11, 2013, 3:59 a.m. UTC/GMT).
After the finalists are announced later this year, all Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of LoneStarCon 3 (including all members who join prior to the closing date of the final ballot) will be invited to submit ballots to select the Hugo winners. LoneStarCon 3 members will also be eligible to nominate for the 2014 Hugo Awards, to be hosted next year by Loncon 3, the 72nd Worldcon, in London, UK.
Nominations for the 2013 Hugo Awards are now open. The 2013 Hugo Awards are being administered by LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Any person who was or is a member of the 2012, 2013, or 2014 Worldcons as of January 31, 2013, is eligible to nominate for the 2013 Hugo Awards. (Even if you’re a member of more than one of those three Worldcons, you may only cast one nominating ballot.) If you are not a member of any of those conventions, you may join LoneStarCon 3 or Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon, before January 31, 2013 to become eligible.
If you are eligible to nominate, you may cast a nominating ballot through the LoneStarCon 3 Hugo Nominating Website or by paper ballot by mail. No matter which method you use to vote, LoneStarCon 3 must receive your ballot (postmarks/timestamps do not count) by Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. (Convert to your local time here.)
If you have questions about specific procedures for the 2013 Hugo Awards, address them to the LoneStarCon 3 Hugo Awards Administrators. TheHugoAwards.org cannot answer specific questions about eligibility or procedures for a given election, since each Hugo Award election is administered by that year’s Worldcon.
The PINs required for online voting are in the process of being emailed by LoneStarCon 3 to all eligible members of Chicon 7, LoneStarCon 3, and Loncon 3. For PIN queries, please write to LoneStarCon 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: While this is a “nominating ballot,” and we say that you “nominate” people or works for a Hugo Award when you write them on the nominating ballot, only those people or works that appear on the final Hugo Award ballot later in the year are the actual “Hugo Award Nominees.” Merely writing a work in on your nominating ballot does not make that work a “Hugo Award Nominee” unless the work receives enough nominations from other Worldcon members to make the final ballot.