The Chengdu Worldcon began accepting Hugo nominations on February 28 from members and others eligible to vote (such as 4,500 members of Chicon 8). The login link is here.
The verification process at the host site does not require that one has already received an email from the committee.
[Via Camestros Felapton and Chris Barkley.]
I was able to log into the ballot by following the on-site prompts even though I have not yet gotten an email announcement from the committee.
No email announcement for me either, not in the Junk email folder either. The email log in process worked though but I did need to retrieve it from the Junk email folder.
In making my first nominations I discovered the system would not save them unless I made entries in all columns — such as in the Best Fan Writer category, including an example title of the person’s work in the middle column. Leaving the title blank triggered an error. Once I filled something in the entry would save.
And I have now received an acknowledgement email with a copy of what I entered on my ballot. So that’s good.
(Mine landed in my inbox, not the spam folder, unlike Camestros.)
So, effectively it’s pointless to nominate without a complete set of nominees to enter? At least one in every category?
I sincerely hope I’m misunderstanding.
Lis Carey: You do not have to fill in all available nominee blanks. (I tested that in another category.) But on the line where you are entering a nominee if it calls for Name, Example, and Title (where item appeared) you need to enter something in each of those slots to avoid an error message.
Ah, thank you! That makes a lot more sense.
Woo hoo! Made my first nominations and very quickly received a confirmation email.
I also had no email from the committee. Did anyone? In compiling my nomination list, I have found Lady Business’ crowd sourced list of eligible items to be beyond price in determining what is counted as a novella, novelette or short story. I’ve had some surprises and now have to rework my nomination list.
Looks like they just announced on social media and their website within the last couple hours.
No announcement for me, either; thanks for posting this here so I’d know it was open. Now to get my scattered notes together….
Yes, The Lady Business Spreadsheet is a great boon
Could someone post the link to this year’s Lady Business eligibility spreadsheet? My search skills are failing me for some reason. Thanks!
2023 Hugo spreadsheet
Of possible interest: I have a few blog posts with links out to the work of Astounding-eligible authors of short fiction.
Is anyone else having trouble with the confirmation codes? It only allows 60 seconds to receive the code and enter it, but I haven’t received the code I requested 10 minutes ago yet…
I put in my email and asked for a code but didn’t get one.
Did you check your spam folder for the code email?
I’m also not getting a verification code – neither in my inbox nor in spam
I never got the email about nominations being open.
I had received some previous emails like PR 1.
When I select send code, it says “Success”, but nothing comes through either in my inbox or in my spam folder.
Haven’t heard of anyone getting an email about nominations opening. People just saw the one of the online announcements here or elsewhere.
I was able to make nominations last night, but can’t get a new code now.
Was there any good Chinese SFF published in English translation last year?
Emailed Chengdu about not being able to get back into the nomination page. Got this answer:
Went back in today and was successful!
Yay! I had checked earlier and got an error message. But now I can get back in too.
The Descriptions for Best Dramatic Long Form and Short Form are switched around.
It’s worth mentioning that there is a deadline for Hugo nominations noted on the Chengdu Worldcon website at https://en.chengduworldcon.com/news3_35_95_32_66_76_50/102.html, “Nominations for the awards will remain open until 11:59 pm Hawaiian time on April 30th, 2023.”
Brian, here’s what I was able to find poking around the internet:
Superman from Earth by James Edin (space opera)
Barefoot Doctor by Can Xue (magical realism)
Mystery Train by Can Xue (new weird-ish)
Nine Color Deer by Kailin Duan (children’s fantasy)
Ticket to Tomorrow: Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories
New Voices in Chinese Science Fiction
Managed to submit all of mine now thankfully!
Read the 7000-word summary from the eponymous website! Nothing quite that dry has been nominated in decades. (Well, I guess some Cixin Liu is, slightly, like that.)
I like magical realism with lush prose, and this seems a bit blocky and possibly not to my taste. But surely worth consideration. I wonder, do Chinese Hugo voters consider it genre enough to nominate.
This looks promising.
It is not clear to me whether Andrew Yeh’s collection of 1980s short stories Green Monkey Syndrome had an English language print publication (if so, I am not seeing it). Or if an English translation has not yet found a print publisher. An English language audiobook published by Blackstone in 2022 is available on Amazon.
That audiobook is certainly worth a listen. If eligible, its nomination might not be appreciated given its politics? But you gotta love the idea of a “pharmaceutical offensive designed to take advantage of the enemy’s patriarchal culture”:
More generally, I wonder if any Taiwanese are participating this year.
I can’t find a English language print publication, either. It looks like Blackstone only acquired the audio rights. It does appear to be eligible, though, thanks to a recent-ish change in the Hugo rules:
3.2.6: The categories of Best Novel, Novella, Novelette, and Short Story shall be open to works in which the text is the primary form of communication, regardless of the publication medium, including but not limited to physical print, audiobook, and ebook.
Finally got an email from Chengdu in the wee hours of this morning about nominations being open.
I got one too.