Chicon 2000 Hugo Ceremony
The Chicon 2000 Hugo Ceremony will take place on the Saturday evening
of Chicon at 8:00 p.m. in the Fairmont Hotel's
Imperial Ballroom, on
the lower level of the hotel. The
Fairmont is directly south of the Hyatt Regency, across a narrow street
with little traffic.
We'll even have a human chain of gophers pointing the way.
The Hugo and Campbell Award winners will be published in a special
edition of the
Chicon 2000 Daily Newsletter and
to our web site
immediately after the ceremony.
Hugo Ceremony Gophers
We're looking for help directing people to the Hugos on Saturday, from
6:30 to 8:00 pm. It's easy duty -- you just stand in one place and when
people come up to you, you point towards the next gopher down the line.
Please write to Leann Runyanwood, at
and tell her you saw the notice on the Hugo Web Page.
Hugo Voting has ended.
Hugo Badge Ribbons
Show your pride in helping to select this year's Hugo and Campbell
Awards. At Chicon, I will have "Hugo Awards Voter" badge ribbons for
everyone who participated in the Hugo and Campbell Awards nomination or
voting process. Check the daily newsletter to find out how to pick up
your ribbon during Chicon.
Hugo Ceremony Volunteers
People wishing to join Team Hugo (the folks in Chicon's Events
Division running the Hugo Ceremony) should submit a Chicon 2000
volunteer form. Select "Hugo Award Ceremony" under areas of
2000 Hugo Award Nominees and Ballots
The list of the 2000 Hugo Award nominees is now online.
Hugo voting ended 31-Jul-2000. Ballots, for the curious, are still
posted on our Forms and PDF Page.
The final ballot count was 1,101 475 of the ballots were
submitted electronically. Thirty ballots were eliminated because they
were not signed, were submitted after the deadline, or because the
voter did not have a valid Chicon 2000 membership.
Hugo Awards Update
Michael Nelson, Hugo Administrator, 21-Aug-2000.
The ballot counting has been completed and the engraved brass plates
for the awards have been ordered. I've been told by Team Hugo
that I'm hosting the Hugo Ceremony if Harry Turtledove doesn't show up.
I hope they were kidding... but I better go out and shop for a tux this
It's been a lot of fun administrating the Hugo Awards this year. I'm
looking forward to attending the Hugo Awards Ceremony on September 2nd
and meeting the nominees in person.
If you have any comments on the Hugo Awards system, I suggest you plan
to attend this panel:
Revamping the Hugos
You can also send your comments to Saul Jaffe, next year's Hugo
Administrator, care of the 2001 Worldcon, the
Millennium Philcon, at
Thursday - 17:30 to 18:45 Room: Regency B
Participants: Leah Zeldes Smith (M), Steve Miller, Vince Docherty,
Michael Nelson, Chris Barkley
Do the Hugos need to be revamped for the coming 21st century?
Panelists give their opinions.
Alexandra Digital Literature [www] will
be discontinuing their Hugo nominee story package after Chicon 2000.
See you in Chicago!
A Few Hugo Award Links
These web sites will provide many additional links to past Hugo Award
winners and information on works published in 1999. Suggestions for
links to be included on this page may be sent to the Chicon
Hugo Awards Administrator,
The Center for Voting and Democracy has an amusing demonstration of
what they term Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) using the Muppets. This
demo describes the same sort of voting method used for the Hugo and
John W. Campbell Awards.
George Flynn has an article on past Worldcon Hugo voting statistics.
Locus Magazine has a new Index to Science Fiction Awards with some
interesting Hugo nominee data.
The Hugo Awards are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society
and administered by the committee of the World Science Fiction
(Worldcon) held that year.
The John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award Eligible Author web site is
The John W. Campbell
Award for Best New Writer is nominated and voted in the same manner
on the same ballots as the Hugo Awards. The site covers past winners,
general background on voting procedures, and lists several dozen
the site author considers eligible for the Campbell Award.
Chicon 2000 must state that the listing of potential nominees at the
are unofficial, and the final determination of eligibility rests
the Hugo Awards Subcommittee of Chicon 2000.
AwardWeb is a collection of lists of literary award winners maintained
by Laurie Mann. The emphasis of this site is science fiction awards,
you'll also find other literary awards.
The Science Fiction Resource Guide is maintained by Chaz Boston Baden,
Chicon's own Webmaster.
SF-Lovers has been on the Internet since 1979. Saul Jaffe, the host of
SF-Lovers, is committed to providing information of interest to fans of
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and related genres.
Locus Magazine, "the newspaper of the science fiction field" since
is a monthly magazine covering science fiction publishing. The
and editor-in-chief is Charles N. Brown.
The Science Fiction Chronicle website, the online home of the Hugo
Award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Newsmagazine published by
The Hugo award was named after Hugo Gernsback,
publisher of the first science fiction magazine,
Amazing Stories. Mr. Geinsback also published
an annual Forecast booklet. First published in
1951, Forecast was sent only to friends and
associates each December. The Forecast web site has
information on Hugo Geinsback and copies of his
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