Online Hugo Online Ballot Up; More Stuff Added to Hugo Voter Packet

Two notes of reasonable importance to sf/f fans and Hugo voters:

1. The online Hugo ballot is now up at:

And online voting for the Hugos will continue from now through midnight (2359hrs.) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) July 3. Which is to say you have six weeks to catch up on all your Hugo reading and make an informed vote. Which rather conveniently brings us to the next note:

2. Just in time for the online ballot, the Hugo Voters Packet has been expanded, with the addition of a whole bunch of new material. In addition to the original contents of the Hugo Voters Packet, the following Hugo-nominated stuff has been added:

Best Novel
Mobi ebook version of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)

Best Novella
“The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)

Best Novelette
“The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s Feb 2008)

Best Professional Artist
Bob Eggleton
Daniel Dos Santos
Donato Giancola

Best Fanzine
Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III

This means, incidentally, that all the Hugo nominees for Novella, Novelette, Short Story, and all the nominees for the Campbell Award are now available in the packet for your perusal.

BUT: to get at the Hugo Voters Packet — and to vote for the Hugos, remember, that’s important, too — you have to be a member of Anticipation. And how do you become a member of Anticipation? By clicking on this link here and registering. Go on, you know you want to come to Montreal and hang out with Teh GheeX0r.

Remember that even if you can’t physically attend Anticipation (which would be a shame, because we are gonna have so much damn fun), you can still vote for the Hugos, and get access to the Hugo Voters Packet, by picking up a Supporting Membership for just $50 US (or $55 Canadian/Australian, 30 pounds, 35 euros or 6,000 yen, take your pick). The retail value of the Hugo Voters Packet is a multiple of that — indeed, it’s just about the value of an attending membership — so you’re kind of getting a massive deal here. Plus you get to vote for the Hugos, which is awesome. I can’t believe I still have to sell this to you, frankly.

In any event, remember to read, remember to vote, and thanks.

16 Comments on “Online Hugo Online Ballot Up; More Stuff Added to Hugo Voter Packet”

  1. Has Banana Wings been added to the fanzine category as well, then? It was listed, but not included in the initial download. If it hasn’t been added, then the fanzine category isn’t complete.

  2. Lovely.

    (But I don’t suppose the Anticipation web folks are reading this and are willing to put together a new-stuff-only zip? Would save their servers, I bet.)

  3. Thank you very much, John!
    I’ve we’ve already downloaded Packet 1.0, are we allowed to download it again to get the updates?

  4. I’ll have to grab the new one. I’ve got a lot of reading ahead of me. (Though I’ve read all the novels already.)

    The novel category is amazingly strong this year.

    I don’t know what to do about the graphic novels. I’ve only read one and don’t feel comfortable voting without having read at least most of the entries.

    But yeah, this is an amazingly good deal from a pure monetary standpoint. Five ebook novels alone would run you more than $50 and these are the ones considered best of the year. (Though I personally already bought and paid for 4 of the 5. Poor Charlie Stross loses out to my procrastination and fears of wifely mockery at the cover.)

  5. Woohoo! Been working my way up from the short stories and novelettes, taking a side detour into the semi-pro zines right now. I’ll be done by voting time, I promise!

    Incidentally, this is why I less than three the booklet-making function on our photocopier at work. Conviently metro-sized reading.

  6. I got it specifically for the mobi version of _The Graveyard Book_, but it seems to have some kind of DRM on it. Does anyone know the PID for unlocking the DRM? Or another way to read it without that?

  7. Guy H. Lillian III? No…it can’t be…or is it???

    Went to UNC-Greensboro many, many years ago (ok, ’73-74-ish) and knew (and occassionally dated) a Guy Lillian that was a grad student and doing fanzines back then.

    Printed them on mimeo machines… hmmmm…mimeo ink…helped him get a few editions out. Hung out at the student publication offices with the rest of us geeks a good bit too.

    Amazingly small world if it is one and the same and I’ve run across him on Whatever!

    Hi Guy! Good Luck!!

  8. Thanks for the update!
    I’m like MasterThief @10 more than halfway through the package. Which does’t make some voting decisions any easier… (just thinking of the Novels section)

    (And John: It’s my first time to vote for the Hugos and Your efforts to give us most of the works for consoderation is a big help and joy at the same time)

  9. Hello, Wendy! Grand to hear from your sweet self again! We’ve been reliving some of our UNC-G laughs in private e-mail. (Don’t worry, it’ll stay private.) Let’s see, that was 1973. Gee, almost five years ago. KEEP IN TOUCH!

  10. Hi John,
    This is my first time voting for the Hugo and the compiled packet is a godsent! I would have had a rough time getting all the material togather.
    As it is, I am still not sure where to get Banana Wings – any suggestions on that would be greatly appreciated.
    (ps, LOVED Joe’s Tale :) )

  11. I’m definitely picking up a Supporting Membership next year in Australia, Aussiecon 4. Argh! I should have listened to Scalzi way back in May . . .

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