2013 Hugo Deadline Nears

Eligible voters have until March 10 to nominate for the 2013 Hugo Awards.

Those who had Supporting or Attending memberships in Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), or joined LoneStarCon 3 or Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) as a Supporting, Attending, or Young Adult member by January 31, 2013 may cast a nominating ballot. Electronic voting is an option – see details here.

Ballots must be received by Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The full press release follows the jump.

PRESS RELEASE #8 – 2013 HUGO AWARDS – NOMINATION DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention

San Antonio,Texas

August 29 – September 2, 2013

press@LoneStarCon3.org

www.LoneStarCon3.org

Postal queries to:P.O. Box 27277,Austin,TX78755

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 

SAN ANTONIO,Texas  LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), today issued a reminder that the March 10 deadline for casting nominating ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is now less than two weeks away.

To be entitled to submit a nomination ballot, you must have joined LoneStarCon 3 or Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) as a Supporting, Attending, or Young Adult member by January 31, 2013, or have been a Supporting or Attending member of Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon. Nomination ballots must be received by Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PDT; Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:59 a.m. UTC/GMT).

The Hugo Awards are the premier award of the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media, as well as fans of the genre. The Hugo Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention inPhiladelphia(Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables for nearly 60 years.

More information about the Hugo Awards, including details on how to submit a nomination ballot, is available from www.LoneStarCon3.org/hugo-awards/. Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or online. Online voters will need a unique LoneStarCon 3 Personal Identification Number (PIN) to enter their ballot. These have already been issued to members by email and also distributed along with Progress Report 3, for those members receiving printed progress reports.

For additional information, please contact hugoadmin@LoneStarCon3.org. For lost or missing PINs, please contact hugopin@LoneStarCon3.org.

ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)(3) organization. For information about memberships or hotel accommodation, please visit our website at www.LoneStarCon3.org. Please send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to press@LoneStarCon3.org, and send general queries to info@LoneStarCon3.org.

“World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.