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, was open to anyone who had a Supporting or Attending membership in the previous, current, or following year’s Worldcon as of January 31, 2015. For Sasquan, this means members of Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon), Saquan itself, and MidAmericon II (the 2016 Worldcon). During this stage (which closed on March 10, 2015) members could nominate any eligible work or person. The 2015 Hugo and John W. Campbell Award finalists were announced on April 4 at Norwescon.
The second stage of voting is the final ballot. This stage opens after nominations are closed and tallied, and will be open only to Sasquan members. In the final ballot, members choose between the finalists in each category.
There is a Hugo Award Base Design Competition for each Worldcon. Sasquan received six design entries from very qualified artists, and we are pleased to announce that Matthew Dockery’s design was selected as the base for the 2015 Hugo Award tropies. The winning base will be unveiled at the opening ceremony of Sasquan and will be on display throughout the run of the convention.
The Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award will be presented at a formal ceremony at Sasquan on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The Awards are a Worldcon feature, and we hope to be able to stream it live via the Internet.
Voting for the Hugo Awards – VOTING HAS CLOSED
You can vote online using your voting number and personal Hugo PIN to validate your vote. The Hugo PINs and voting numbers will be sent out via email (in batches) to everyone who is eligible to vote and printed on the mailing label for those receiving a printed progress report. Eligible voters who have lost their PIN, or haven’t received one can look up their information at Hugo Pin Lookup. If you still have a problem, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will be provided when Hugo voting opens.
The on-line ballot can be found at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/voting/.
If you wish to vote by mail instead of on-line, you may download the PDF version of the ballot here: Hugo Ballot.
The Hugo Awards Ceremony
The 2015 Hugo Awards ceremony promises to be one of the most memorable in years. Come be a part of history on Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. in the INB Performing Arts Center. Your Masters of Ceremony will be Sasquan Guest of Honor David Gerrold and Tananarive Due, and they’ve both promised an entertaining ceremony. This event is free to all Sasquan members, and seating is first-come, first-served, except for the nominees, their guests, our GOHs and those volunteers who are working up to the last minute. For those who won’t be making the trek to Sasquan but watching the Hugo Awards live via UStream, we are bookending the 2015 Hugo Awards with “The Road to the Hugos”, a livestreamed Internet pre-and-post Hugo broadcast featuring hosts Stephen Schapansky and Warren Frey of Radio Free Skaro. It will start one hour before and end one hour after the 2015 Hugo Awards. Additionally, the Hugo Awards website will provide live text-only coverage as a lower-bandwidth alternative to the live video streaming.
Don’t miss out!