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Hugo Award Nomination Period is Open

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CHICAGO – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is delighted to announce that the 2012 Hugo Award nomination period is now open.

Nomination ballots will be accepted from January 2, 2012, to Sunday, March 11, 2012, 23:59 PDT for the prestigious Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Members of Chicon 7 and LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon) who join by January 31, 2012, and all members of Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, are invited to submit nominating ballots.

The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre’s fans. The Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables for nearly 60 years.

More information about the Hugo Awards, including details about how to submit a nominating ballot, is available from www.chicon.org/hugo-awards.php. Nominations may be submitted by postal mail or online.

For additional information, contact us at [email protected].

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