Reminder Re: Hugos and Nebulas Voting
Posted on March 21, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 2 Comments
Two quick reminders for all y’all:
1. Regarding the Hugos, this is the last week you can nominate for this year’s awards, which will be presented at Renovation, this year’s Worldcon, in Reno. You can nominate for the Hugos if you were a member of last year’s Worldcon (AussieCon 4) or became a member of Renovation before the nomination eligibility cutoff.
Want suggestions for things to nominate?
Here’s a list of eligible works for this year, from authors, artists and editors.
Here are some recommendations for awards, from the readers of Whatever.
And a list of my own eligible work this year.
The 2011 Hugo nomination period is currently open until Saturday, March 26, 2011 23:59 PDT. Get on it!
2. Regarding the Nebulas, if you are SFWA Active or Lifetime Active member, you have until March 30, 2011, 11:59pm PDT to get in your vote for this year’s awards. If you’re mailing the paper ballot, you should probably do that today or tomorrow, but remember also that you can vote online.
In both cases, nominators and voters, don’t put if off voting online until the absolute last second, okay? Your Hugo and Nebula Web masters will thank you in advance for making their lives easier.
Happy nominating and voting!
Last year, you turned me onto the fact that AussieCon had negotiated successfully with the publishers to get those who registered as voters electronic access to all of the nominated material. It was both a TREMENDOUS financial deal and made me an informed voter. It was one of the best deals ever, and I was thrilled to do it.
It seems that this year, they are planning doing it again, at least according to a response to one of my emails to the organizers. I just wanted to let everyone know. The earlier you participate, once the nominations are finalized, the more time you’ll have to read those items you’ve not yet gotten to, making you an informed voter.
Not to mention, in my case, turning me on to some GREAT books I’d not heard of.
A huge win-win, and it’s likely to happen again this year.
May I also suggest the Hugo Recommend Livejournal Community where fans and fan clubs around the world file recommendations throughout the year (so you have time to read before you nominate)…