The 2018 Hugo Award Trophy

The trophy for this year’s Hugo Awards was unveiled as part of the Worldcon 76 opening ceremonies. The base design is by Sara Felix and Vincent Villafranca. Here’s a close-up of the base.

This year’s Hugo Award winners will be announced on Sunday night (California time). For details of our live coverage see here.

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Retro-Hugo Photo Update

This photograph of Worldcon 76 Chair, Kevin Roche, pictured with his husband, Andy Trembley, gives a much better view of the tower behind the rocket. The design is based on the San José Electric Light Tower.

The base of the trophy is made from cherry wood because cherries were a major crop in San José before the advent of Silicon Valley.

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The 1943 Retro-Hugo Award Trophy

This is the trophy for the 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards, the winners of which were announced this evening. The trophy design is by Kevin Roche.

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1943 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 2018 World Science Fiction Convention, Worldcon 76, announced the winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 16, 2018. 703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.

BEST NOVEL

Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)

BEST NOVELLA

“Waldo,” by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)

BEST NOVELETTE

“Foundation,” by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)

BEST SHORT STORY

“The Twonky,” by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

John W. Campbell

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Virgil Finlay

BEST FANZINE

Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker

BEST FAN WRITER

Forrest J Ackerman

The 1943 Hugo Award winners were announced at a ceremony held at Worldcon 76 on Thursday August 16th, 2018 in San Jose, California. See also the announcement on the Worldcon 76 web site and breakdown of detailed results including subsequent placements.

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2018 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

The 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM North American Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) in the McEnery Convention Center Grand Ballroom in San Jose, California. The ceremony is open to all attending members of Worldcon 76, with additional seating available in “Callahan’s Place” in the convention center Exhibit Hall.

The Hugo Awards web site will once again offer text-based coverage of the Hugo Awards ceremony via CoverItLive, suitable for people with bandwidth restrictions. For those with the bandwidth for it, Worldcon 76 San Jose plans to offer live video streaming of the Hugo Awards ceremony. Details of the live-streaming coverage will be available at the 2018 Worldcon web site.

The Hugo Awards web site coverage team of Kevin Standlee, Susan de Guardiola, and Cheryl Morgan plan to be “on the air” approximately fifteen minutes before the ceremony. You can sign up at the CoverItLive event site for an e-mail notification before the event starts. Remember that the CoverItLive text coverage is text-only, and is likely to not be in synch with the video streaming. Also, the CoverItLive team here at TheHugoAwards.org is not responsible for the video streaming coverage and cannot answer any questions about it.

If you can’t be in San Jose, we hope you’ll join us on CoverItLive or watch the ceremony online.

Coverage of the 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony on TheHugoAwards.org is made possible in part by a grant from the Utah Fandom Organization and Westercon 72, July 4-7, 2019 in Layton, Utah.

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1994 Hugo Awards Ceremony Video Published

A videotape of the 1994 Hugo Awards Ceremony held at ConAdian, the 52nd Worldcon, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has been digitized and published on the YouTube Worldcon Events channel. We are publishing it here with the permission of ConAdian A Ltd., parent organization of the 1994 Worldcon.

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2018/1943 Hugo Awards Voting Closed

Voting on the final ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards closed at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on July 31, 2018. The 2018 Hugo Awards will be announced at a ceremony on the evening of Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Worldcon 76 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Retrospective Hugo Awards will be announced during the Opening Night events at Worldcon 76 on Thursday, August 16.

Current plans call for Worldcon 76 to live-stream the Hugo Awards Ceremony, and for the Hugo Awards website to provide text-only coverage of the event through CoverItLive. More details on coverage of the Hugo Awards Ceremony will be announced closer to the day of the event.

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1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet

Worldcon 76 issued the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet on June 26, 2018. The “Retro-Hugo” packet is a collection of finalists (or links to finalists) for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.

As with the 2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet and the ballots for both the 1943 and 2018 Hugo Awards, if you experience difficulty accessing them, confirm that JavaScript is enabled in your browser and be certain that the web address you are accessing begins with https: (not http:).

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2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet Now Available

Worldcon 76 has issued the 2018 Hugo Awards Voter Packet, a collection of finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The packet is available for download from the Worldcon 76 Hugo Awards website in the “Hugo Voter Packet” section. Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued.

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1984 Hugo Awards Ceremony Video Posted

Fan history preservation group FANAC, in cooperation with SCIFI (non-profit group that ran the 1984 Worldcon) has posted video of the Hugo Awards ceremony from L.A.con II, the 1984 Worldcon, featuring Toastmaster Robert Bloch.

Thanks to File 770 for the information. We have also included a link to the video in the 1984 Hugo Awards information page.

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