2015 Hugo Nominations Open

The Sasquan Hugo nominations webpage is now live. Eligible to nominate for the 2015 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer are —

  • Attending or supporting members of Sasquan (the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention),
  • Attending or supporting members of Loncon 3 (the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention).
  • Attending or supporting members of MidAmeriCon II (the 2016 World Science Fiction Convention), and

A PIN is required. Please read the instructions at the website for resesrching your PIN (LonCon 3 PINs are not valid there, another has been assigned).

Nominations close March 10 at 11:59PM (2359 hours) Pacific Daylight Time.

Update: The Hugo Administrator has now added a printable nominating ballot for anyone who wants to vote by post.

Update 01/17/2015: The committee issued a press release today. It follows the jump.


Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention

19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA


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Hugo Awards Nomination Period Opens

Spokane, 16 January 2015

Nominations for the Hugo Awards for material published in the SF/fantasy field in 2014 open today. Nominations may be made, either online at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/ or by printing out a form, by any attending or supporting member of either Sasquan, Loncon 3 or MidAmericon 2. Memberships must be purchased by January 31, 2015 in order to nominate. The nomination period will remain open until 11:59 pm PST on March 10, 2015.

Members of either Sasquan, Loncon 3 or MidAmericon 2 should be receiving an email or a postcard shortly with a PIN to allow online nominating.

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7 thoughts on “2015 Hugo Nominations Open

  1. I just asked them and the pins haven’t been assigned yet.

    The point of having nominations “open” when nobody can actually nominate because nobody has a pin is left as an exercise for the reader.

  2. The linked web page is also reporting two errors in the back-end PHP.
    So far, I’ve not been impressed with the eptness of the Sasquan web presence.

  3. @Jo Walton
    Welcome to the 21st Century. How soon we forget that nominations used to be done exclusively by paper ballot. And since it’s still possible to nominate that way, the committee is not incorrect in stating that nominations are open.

  4. The challenge with voting by paper ballot is that the paper ballot, while it exists (according to the Administrator), it hasn’t been published yet. That is, the PDF isn’t on the web site. It looks like the problem is one of timing; this is a busy convention weekend and many committee members (including the webmaster) are apparently traveling.

    I’m sympathetic: the alternatives were to go with what they had or wait several more days when people were already starting to complain that the ballots (which are typically available no later than January 1) hadn’t been released.

    Personally, I don’t understand why people are in such a rush to start nominating. It’s not like the hotel reservations, where there is a limited supply. You’d think people thought that nominations made on the first day or week were worth double points or something.

  5. Well, how about that! I’d been looking at the wrong page, assuming it would be added to the nominating page, not the main Hugo Award page, and I’d seen nothing about it otherwise. Thank you! I’ve now added a link to it from TheHugoAwards.org’s page about the announcement.

  6. I e-mailed and asked politely for a PIN, since I hadn’t received one, and I received a PIN and voter number the same day. The person who answered said there had been a delay sending them out, so I expect people will get them eventually even with out asking, but if you’re in a hurry, I got good results by asking for one.

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