Nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards, the 2014 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards are now open. These Awards are being administered by Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention in London, England. Any person who was or is a member of the 2013, 2014, or 2015 Worldcons as of January 31, 2014 is eligible to nominate for the 2014 Hugo and Campbell Awards and the 1939 Retro-Hugos. (Even if you’re a member of more than one of those three Worldcons, you may only cast one nominating ballot for each set of Awards.) If you are not a member of any of those conventions, you may join Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon or Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon before January 31, 2014 to become eligible.
If you are eligible to nominate, you may cast a nominating ballot through the Loncon 3 Hugo Awards Website. You can also vote by paper mail using the paper ballots distributed in Loncon 3 Progress Report 2. No matter which method you use to vote, Loncon 3 must receive your ballot (postmarks do not count) by Monday, March 31, 2014, 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time (April 1, 07:59 British Summer Time). (Convert to your local time here.)
If you have questions about specific procedures for the 2014 Hugo Awards, address them to the Loncon 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 Loncon 3 to all eligible members of LoneStarCon 3, Loncon 3, and Sasquan. For PIN queries, please write to Loncon 3 at hugopin@Loncon3.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.
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