Hugo Award Nomination Period Is Open

LoneStarCon3 has declared the 2013 Hugo Award nomination period open. But unless you’re in such a hurry that you’ll priority mail a paper ballot, there isn’t anything much you can about the fact until LSC3 issues the necessary PINs, which will be e-mailed in the next few days.

Members of Chicon 7, and those who are or become members of LoneStarCon 3 and Loncon 3 by January 31, are all eligible to nominate.

More information is available on the LoneStarCon3 Hugo Awards page.

The full press release follows the jump.


LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention San Antonio, Texas August 29 – September 2, 2013


Postal queries to: P.O. Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is delighted to announce that the 2013 Hugo Award nomination period is now open.

Nomination ballots for the prestigious Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer will be accepted from January 1, 2013, 12:00 a.m., to Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PDT; Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:59 a.m. UTC/GMT). Members of LoneStarCon 3 and Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) who join by January 31, 2013, and all members of Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon, are invited to submit nomination ballots.

The Hugo Awards are the premier award of the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media as well as fans of the genre. 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 for nearly 60 years.

More information about the Hugo Awards, including details on how to submit a nomination ballot, is available from Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or online. Online voters will need a unique LoneStarCon 3 Personal Identification Number (PIN) to enter their ballot; these will be issued by email over the next few days and will also be distributed during January along with Progress Report 3, for those members receiving printed progress reports.

For additional information, please contact hugoadmin.


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 Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)(3) organization. For information about memberships or hotel accommodation, please visit our website at press, and send general queries to info.

"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.

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2 thoughts on “Hugo Award Nomination Period Is Open

  1. I received my Hugo PIN via email yesterday, before this was posted here, so the caveat about needing to wait to nominate may be moot (unless mine arrived anomalously early).

  2. @Morris: Don’t know about the inner workings specifically, but I don’t think they send them out all at once. I don’t have mine yet, anyway.

    Last year Chicon 7 had different people sending each press release to a separate block of recipients. Whether to avoid overloading people with assignments, or keep the a mass-email from getting shot down as spam, I could only guess.

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