The Hugo Award is the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. The Hugos are awarded each year by the World Science Fiction Society, at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). They were first presented in 1953.
Voting for the Hugo Awards takes place in two stages. The first stage, nomination, is open to anyone who has an Attending or Supporting membership in the previous, current, or following year’s Worldcon at 31 January.
For Loncon 3, this means eligible members of LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon), Loncon 3 itself, and Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon).
This will be the 72nd Worldcon, and the first to be held in London since 1965. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the very first Worldcon held in New York in 1939 – something we will be celebrating within our programme and events.
Nominations for both the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards opened in January 2014. All Attending Adult, Young Adult, and Supporting members of Loncon 3 who joined before the end of January are eligible to nominate, along with full members of the 2013 and 2015 Worldcons.
The 2014 Hugo Awards :
Jonathan Ross has withdrawn from hosting science fiction’s biggest awards ceremony, the Hugos, after authors and fans were outraged at the news that he would be presenting the prizes at the World Science Fiction Convention in London this summer.
Following are the categories for which Hugos are presented every year:
|Best Novel (40,000 words or more)|
|Best Novella (17,500 to 40,000 words)|
|Best Novelette (7,500 to 17,500 words)|
|Best Short Story (up to 7,500 words)|
|Best Related Work|
|Best Graphic Story|
|Best Dramatic Presentation “Short Form” (less than 90 minutes)|
|Best Editor Short Form|
|Best Editor Long Form|
|Best Professional Artist|
|Best Fan Writer|
|Best Fan Artist|
By tradition, the Hugo voting process also includes the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The Campbell Award is not a Hugo Award, and the rules governing it are determined by the award sponsor, Dell Magazines. However, the award is traditionally selected through the Hugo Awards voting process and presented at the Worldcon Hugo Awards Ceremony.