First: The Hugo Voter packet is all assembled and at this point all I need to do is drop in a couple of notes. Thanks to all the Hugo and Campbell nominees who are participating; Hugo voters are going to have a lot of fun reading this year.
Second: Over the weekend, the nice folks at Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon, contacted me and offered to help with the distribution of the Packet to Hugo voters, which I am delighted about, since it means a) together we’ll probably do a better job of getting the packet into the hands Worldcon members (and potential voters) and b) it’ll be less of a pain in the ass for me, since the actual Worldcon can more easily verify who is qualified to receive the Packet than I can. This is going to work better for everyone.
However, this will take a few days to set up on the back end, and we’ll want to do a few tests to make sure how we’re distributing the Hugo Voter Packet works like we want it to. So although I said I planned to start distributing the Packet today, it’ll be a few days yet before it’s ready to roll. I’m being vague about exact dates only because we’re still working out the fiddly details, but I don’t imagine it will be that long. We want to get this to you as quickly as we can.
Questions? Thoughts? Drop them into the comment thread. And in the meantime, remember that if you do want to get in on the Hugo Voter Packet action, the way to do it is by becoming a voting member of Anticipation. Which you planning to do anyway, right? Thought so.