MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, is now accepting online Hugo nomination ballots. Also at the link are downloadable Hugo and Retro Hugo ballot forms which can be printed and used for mail-in voting.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 31.
You will need your membership number and a Hugo PIN number to nominate online. According to the committee, Hugo PINs are being emailed between January 27–February 5 to MAC II members who elected to receive electronic publications, and members of the other eligible Worldcons. They recommend that if you have not received your Hugo PIN by February 5, email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAC II members who are receiving paper publications will find their PIN on the envelope in which Progress Report 2 was mailed. The MAC II has a lookup tool for its own members (only).
PRESS RELEASE #1 – MIDAMERICON II ANNOUNCES HUGO NOMINATION PERIOD OPEN
MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention
Kansas City, MO
August 17-21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri, USA – MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is delighted to announce that the 2016 Hugo Award and 1941 Retro Hugo Award nomination period is now open.
Nomination ballots will be accepted from January 28, 2016, to Thursday, March 31, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT for the prestigious Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Members of MidAmeriCon II and Worldcon 75 (the 2017 Worldcon) who joined by January 31, 2016, and all members of Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, are invited to submit nominating ballots.
The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre’s fans. The Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables for more than 60 years.
More information about the Hugo Awards, including details about how to submit a nominating ballot, is available from http://midamericon2.org/the-hugo-awards/hugo-nominations/. Nominations may be submitted by postal mail or online.
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MidAmeriCon II is the 2016 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. MidAmeriCon II?s Guests of Honor are Tamora Pierce, Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Michael Swanwick with Toastmaster Pat Cadigan.
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