Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, has disqualified two finalists from the 2015 Hugo Award finalists due to eligibility issues and clarified the status of two other finalists.
In the Best Novelette category, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House) was originally published online in 2013 prior to its appearance in that collection. It has been replaced by “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2014).
In the Best Professional Artist category, Jon Eno was replaced by Kirk DouPonce.
In the Best Novella category, both Big Boys Don’t Cry and One Bright Star to Guide Them were previously published in much shorter versions, and were significantly expanded to novella-length in their 2014 publication. Following previous precedents, for the purposes of the 2015 Hugos they are designated as new works. Both works remain as finalists in this category.
In the Best Fancast category, he original Hugo Award finalist announcement did not include the full name of Adventures in SciFi Publishing.
The full revised and corrected list of finalists is on the 2015 Hugo Awards page.
A list of the top 15 nominees in each category, along with the number of nominations received by each, will be released after the Hugo Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 22 August, 2015 at Sasquan.
Direct administrative questions about the 2015 Hugo Awards to the Sasquan Hugo Administrators. Please do not send administrative questions about the current Hugo Awards to TheHugoAwards.org, as we are not the ones who actually administer the Awards, and it will slow the answer to your query while we forward to the current Administrators.
Sasquan plans to release the final Hugo voting ballot to members of Sasquan online and by mail sometime in late April 2015. Only supporting and attending members of Sasquan are eligible to vote on the final ballot.
Full details of how to become a member of Sasquan are available on the Sasquan web site Registration page.
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