Online Voting Begins for Hugo Awards

Loncon 3 has opened online voting for the 2014 Hugo Awards. A membership number and PIN are required for use.

The voting page for the 2014 Hugo Awards is located here.

The voting page for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards is located here.

Those pages also include links to printable ballots which can be filled out and mailed in.

The deadline for voting is July 31 at 12 Midnight PDT.

Votes cast online can be changed right up to the deadline.

Loncon 3 reports that the Hugo Voter Packet for the 2014 Hugo Awards, available since last week, has been updated to include new material in the following categories: Fan Artist, Related Work, Short Story, Novelette and Novella. A similar packet for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards will be released shortly.

The full press release follows the jump.

Media release: Online voting begins for Hugo Awards

MEDIA RELEASE #25

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

14-18 August 2014 at ExCeL London

http://www.loncon3.org

media@loncon3.org

Online voting begins for Hugo Awards

London, 6 June 2014 – Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) taking place at ExCeL London from 14-18 August 2014, is pleased to announce that online voting pages for the Hugo Awards are now available through the Loncon 3 website.

The Hugo Awards are the leading awards for achievement in science fiction and fantasy, and are voted on by the Worldcon membership.

The voting page for the 2014 Hugo Awards is located at http://www.loncon3.org/hugo_vote/hugo_vote_form.php.
The voting page for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards is located at http://loncon3.org/hugo_vote/retro_hugo_vote_form.php.

Those pages also include links to printable ballots which can be filled out and mailed in.

The deadline for voting is midnight PDT on 31 July. The online voting pages will close at that time, and any paper ballots mailed in will need to have been received by then also.

Voters will be reminded shortly of their Loncon 3 Membership Numbers and Hugo PINs. Votes can be changed right up to the deadline – but it is advised that voters do not wait until the last moment, as the website will be very busy in the final hours of voting.

The Hugo Voter Packet for the 2014 Hugo Awards, available since last week, has been updated to include new material in the following categories: Fan Artist, Related Work, Short Story, Novelette and Novella. A similar packet for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards will be released shortly.

Full details of the Hugo Awards are available at the Loncon 3 web site: http://www.loncon3.org/hugo_awards.php.

For information on how to join the more than 7,000 fans of science fiction and fantasy who have already signed up to attend Loncon 3, visit http://www.loncon3.org/memberships/.

ENDS

For more information please contact media@loncon3.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 the Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

Loncon 3 is the trading name of London 2014 Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England, company number: 7989510. Registered Office: 176 Portland Road, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1DJ, UK.

“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”,

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

 

4 thoughts on “Online Voting Begins for Hugo Awards

  1. It’s good that they are correcting problems in missing materials in the original Hugo packet, but it’s bad in that that many people may not bother to repeatedly download the packet to make up for Loncon’s problems. (Assuming that Loncon is actually sending out email to all the members *telling* them there are new items available. Several people have indicated that they found out about the availability of the packet through other people posting to social media rather than through an official email from Loncon.)

  2. Yeah — wherever these press releases are going, they are not coming to me (a member from day one) by email or any other way. Do they plan to tell their members any of this directly or just let us hear it by happenstance?

  3. While I don’t know what avenues Loncon 3 is using to distribute announcements to their members, I do know that you can get announcements from the Hugo Awards web site (which included the announcements about the voter packet and online voting) by subscribing to the site’s RSS and Twitter feeds. Links to those are along the right side of the main page of the Hugo site.

    The Hugo Awards web site is not directly fed from any Worldcon, but when we get announcements about the Hugo Awards from Worldcons, we post them as well.

  4. While it is great that some non-affiliated site is making it easier for people who happen to know about that non-affiliated site, and who bother to subscribe to its RSS and Twitter feeds (and I don’t even know what that means!), IMHO it is Loncon’s responsibility to notify its members of updates.

    (Yes,I know the packet is not an official publication of London’s. But since they are the distributor, and since you get it through their web site, it is their responsibility. Again, IMHO, of course.)

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