The Hugo Awards nomination process ends at 11:59 pm, March 31st, 2016.
There are a lot of great things to consider, a lot of hard choices to make. Over the next few days I’m finalizing my own selections.
MidAmericon2 encourages everyone eligible to nominate. Even if the extent of your participation is placing one work in one category – please do so. The Hugo Awards are supposed to be about what we all collectively as fans (who are members of the World Science Fiction Society*) choose to honor. The greater the participation, the better the award’s reflection of the collective zeitgeist of the field. (This is one reason why slate voting is so potentially damaging to the awards: it directly interferes with that collective zeitgeist concept.)
MidAmericon2 also strongy suggests that you test your login well before the last minute to avoid potential problems. Don’t disenfranchise yourself. Test your login now.
For those who may not be all that familiar with the Hugo Awards – where they came from, what their purpose is, why they’re considered one of, if not the most prestigious award in the field, who created them and why. Well, this is fandom. We’re all obsessives to one degree or another and compulsives to one degree or another. It should be no surprise that there are plentiful resources at your fingertips.
Below, a series of links to many of those resources. You should check them out. The Hugo Awards did not arrive from nowhere and they are intimately connected to the culture that is fandom.
The main site – The Hugo Awards
History of the Awards (all the results from 1951 on).
The Awards themselves – pictorial history.
The Rules and how nominations and voting is conducted.
Membership in the society
Past history of Worldcons
The Long List of Worldcons (has location, attendance & etc. information)
*In order to nominate and vote, you must be a member of WSFS. ANYONE who wishes to join WSFS may do so.