This is me putting on my Chicon 7 Toastmaster hat to say:
Hey! You want to know who got nominated for the Hugos (and the Campbell) this year! That’s why you will be paying attention this very Saturday, at 4pm Eastern time, because that is when the Hugo slate will be announced. You can get all the details at this very handy press release that Chicon 7 has created for you. In that press release you will discover that this year broke a record for the most people nominating for the Hugos.
This is a very exciting Hugo slate for me because, in my capacity as Toastmaster for Chicon 7, I will also be the host of the Hugo Awards ceremony. No, that does not mean that I currently know who has been nominated for the Hugos this year. It does mean, however, that this year I will be able to see people who have won one lose their minds from the vantage point of the actual stage. And you know what? That’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.
So: Saturday, 4pm. Followed immediately by the sound of science fiction authors, editors and artists squealing their brains out in joy. Which will in turn be followed immediately by the sound of science fiction fans arguing pro and con about the slate! You don’t want to miss any of that. Be there for it, my friends.