2018 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

The 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM North American Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) in the McEnery Convention Center Grand Ballroom in San Jose, California. The ceremony is open to all attending members of Worldcon 76, with additional seating available in “Callahan’s Place” in the convention center Exhibit Hall.

The Hugo Awards web site will once again offer text-based coverage of the Hugo Awards ceremony via CoverItLive, suitable for people with bandwidth restrictions. For those with the bandwidth for it, Worldcon 76 San Jose plans to offer live video streaming of the Hugo Awards ceremony. Details of the live-streaming coverage will be available at the 2018 Worldcon web site.

The Hugo Awards web site coverage team of Kevin Standlee, Susan de Guardiola, and Cheryl Morgan plan to be “on the air” approximately fifteen minutes before the ceremony. You can sign up at the CoverItLive event site for an e-mail notification before the event starts. Remember that the CoverItLive text coverage is text-only, and is likely to not be in synch with the video streaming. Also, the CoverItLive team here at TheHugoAwards.org is not responsible for the video streaming coverage and cannot answer any questions about it.

If you can’t be in San Jose, we hope you’ll join us on CoverItLive or watch the ceremony online.

Coverage of the 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony on TheHugoAwards.org is made possible in part by a grant from the Utah Fandom Organization and Westercon 72, July 4-7, 2019 in Layton, Utah.

10 thoughts on “2018 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

  1. Wow, the ceremony is at 11 pm EST and the middle of the night in Europe. Would have been really nice to have it start earlier for the benefit of the rest of the world, the way it usually has in the past.

    1. The Hugo Awards ceremony usually starts around 8 PM local time at the host site, regardless of where that host site is.

    2. The 2017 Hugo ceremony took place in the middle of a weekday when most people in the US had to be at work. It’s not realistic to expect any given Worldcon to be able to hold the Hugo Ceremony at a time which is convenient for every other place in the world.

  2. Good Luck to my son Matt FN Wallace and Mighty Mur on their Podcast Nomination!

  3. Good luck to The Good Place, with 2 nominees (Michael’s Gambit, The Trolley Problem) in Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). Could be the first broadcast network winner of this award ever.

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