Town Hall Event: Hugo, Lodestar and Astounding Awards Glasgow 2024

Glasgow 2024, the 2024 Worldcon in Glasgow, Scotland, has announced a 2024 Hugo Awards Town Hall event on Saturday, April 20 from 11am – 12:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7) featuring key members of the Hugo Admin and WSFS team from Glasgow 2024 who will be discussing the Glasgow 2024 awards process and timeline.

The event will be moderated taking questions in advance. If you wish to submit a question for consideration please do so below. There may not be enough time to cover all questions. You can submit questions for consideration ahead of time.

The registration for event is free and will be also be live streamed on the Glasgow 2024 YouTube channel.

The event falls under the Glasgow 2024 Code of Conduct.

This event is organized by the 2024 Glasgow Worldcon, not the Hugo Awards website. Direct any questions about this event to the 2024 Glasgow Worldcon.

2024 Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Finalists Announced

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Glasgow 2024, the 82nd World Science Fiction Convention, announced on March 29, 2024 the finalists for the 2024 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The full list of finalists is on the 2024 Hugo Awards page.

1720 valid nominating ballots were received and counted from the members of the 2023 and 2024 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2024 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open during April 2024.

Only Glasgow 2024 members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners for the 2024 Awards. The 2024 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award, and the Astounding Award will be presented on Sunday evening, August 11, 2024, at a formal ceremony at Glasgow 2024.

More information about the Hugo Awards is available at https://glasgow2024.org/hugo-awards/. Questions about the Hugo Awards process should be directed to hugo-help@glasgow2024.org. Please do not submit questions to the Hugo Awards website, as we do not administer the Hugo Awards and can only pass your questions on to the award administrators.

Glasgow 2024 Announces Designers for the 2024 Hugo and Lodestar Award Trophies

Glasgow 2024 has announced that the 2024 Hugo Award Base will be designed by Iain J. Clark. The trophy for the 2024 Lodestar Award for Best YA Book will be designed by Sara Felix. The final base designs will be revealed as part of the convention’s Opening Ceremony in Glasgow on 8th August. The 2024 Hugo Awards and Lodestar Award will be presented in a ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on the evening of Sunday, 11th August.

The Hugo Award trophy consists of a rocket design by Jack McKnight and Ben Jason as refined by Peter Weston. Each Worldcon committee can design the base of the trophy presented by their Worldcon. Each Worldcon committee also selects he trophy design for the Lodestar Award. Each year’s Hugo Awards are administered by that year’s Worldcon. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards website. For questions about the 2024 Hugo Awards, contact the 2024 Hugo Award Administrators.

For further details about the 2024 Hugo Award and Lodestar Award trophies, including information about the artists, see the announcement from Glasgow 2024 on their website.

2024 Hugo Award Nominations Closed March 9

Nominations for the 2024 Hugo Awards, The Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed on March 9. The finalists in each category will be announced on Friday, March 29, at Levitation, the UK National Convention (Eastercon) taking place in Telford, UK. Details of the final ballot process will be announced during April 2024.

Each year’s Hugo Awards are administered by that year’s Worldcon. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards website. For questions about the 2024 Hugo Awards, contact the 2024 Hugo Award Administrators.

Nominations Open for the 2024 Hugo Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Direct all questions about the 2024 Hugo Awards to the 2024 Hugo Award Administrators.

The 2024 Hugo Awards are administered by the 2024 Worldcon. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards website. For more information, see the 2024 Worldcon’s announcement on their website and reproduced below.

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2023 Nominating and Final Ballot Statistics Published

The voting statistics for the 2023 Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award Nominating and Final Ballot are now available. To see them, click here (PDF).

As is usual practice, the administration of the awards was delegated to the Hugo Administration subcommittee of the 2023 Chengdu Worldcon, and any inquires should be directed to them.

The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards. If you send questions regarding the 2023 Hugo Awards to us, we can only forward them to the current year’s Hugo Award Administrators.

Update, 1/20/2024 15:30 PST: A cut-and-paste error in the originally-posted statistics listed “Turing Food Court” twice. One of the two occurrences should have been for “Upstart.” We have updated the document. You may need to reload the page to see the corrected version of the document.

2023 Hugo Awards, Astounding Award and Lodestar Award Voting Open

Voting opened on July 10, 2023 for the final ballot of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

Eligible members of Chengdu 2023, the 81st World Science Fiction Convention, can vote on the Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards. For information about how to cast a ballot, see the Chengdu Worldcon’s 2023 Hugo Awards page. If you are not yet a member of Chengdu 2023, you can purchase a membership on the convention’s Membership Page. A WSFS (World Science Fiction Society) membership, which includes voting rights, costs US$50.

The Chengdu Worldcon must receive your ballot by September 30, 2023, 23:59 Hawaiian Standard Time (UTC -10). You can update and change your ballot as often as you like before that deadline.

The Chengdu Worldcon committee is preparing the Hugo Voter Packet, containing the items made available to voters by Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award nominees and their publishers, and will announce when it is available. They will make the Hugo Voter Packet available to all eligible members of Chengdu 2023 through the close of voting.

Please direct all questions about the 2023 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards to the 2023 Hugo Award Administrators. The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by the that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards. If you send questions regarding the 2023 Hugo Awards to us, we can only forward them to the current year’s Hugo Award Administrators.

The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Chengdu, China.