Voter Packet a Few Bricks Shy of a Load

The 2012 Hugo Voter Packet as of this hour still lacks the samples in four publication categories — Graphic Story, Editor – Short Form, Semiprozine, and Fanzine.

The Chicon 7 committee’s May 21 press release publicizing the 2012 Hugo Voter Packet neglected to address the continuing unavailability of the samples or say when the technical problems are expected to be fixed. Items from all other categories have been online since May 18 or before.

The full press release follows the jump.

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,

Chicago, IL – August 30 to September 3, 2012

press@chicon.org

www.chicon.org

Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has released the 2012 Hugo Voter Packet, an electronic package of nominated works graciously made available to voters by Hugo nominees and their publishers.

The 2012 Hugo Voter Packet is available to Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Chicon 7 to help inform them about the works under consideration before voting. The packet is available until voting closes on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

For more information and to access the 2012 Hugo Voter Packet, please visit www.chicon.org/hugo-packet.php.

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 Hugo 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 annually for nearly 60 years.

More information about the Hugo Awards is available from www.chicon.org/hugo-awards.php.

For additional information, contact us at hugoadmin@chicon.org.

ENDS

Chicon 7 is the 2012 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. Chicon 7’s Guests of Honor are five-time Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7’s Toastmaster is John Scalzi.

For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit www.chicon.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the Chicon 7 press release mailing list, to press@chicon.org. Send general queries to info@chicon.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.