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The deadline for nominations for this year's Hugo Awards is March 11th, otherwise known as a week on Friday. If you're going to this year's Worldcon, or if you went to last year's Worldcon, then you're eligible to nominate, and I feel strongly that you should do so. I was shocked to find that last year only about 1 in 10 Worldcon attendees made any nominations for Best Novel, and that even less made nominations for all the other categories. For the Awards to mean anything, they need as many people's nominations as possible. It doesn't matter if there are books or stories you haven't read, or films you haven't seen: if you've seen something you think is worthy of recognition then you should nominate it. In most categories, it takes a lot fewer nominations than you might think to make the final ballot (more's the pity).

So. Over the next few days I'm going to make a series of posts, possibly as many as one per category, in an effort to (a) get people thinking about what they're going to nominate and (b) see if there's anything I should last-minute look at. OK, so it's unlikely I'll be able to acquire and read any novels, but I might be able to see films I've missed, or read some extra short stories. I'm hoping that we'll actually get some fairly substantial discussions out of this.

I plan to split the posts up between here, instant_fanzine and shortform, roughly as follows:
instant_fanzine

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Best Related Book
John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Best Novel

shortform

Best Novella
Best Novellette
Best Short Story
Best Editor

coalescent

Best Fanzine
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist and Best Professional Artist
Best Website
As I make each post, I'll link it back to this list; first posts to follow imminently.

The online ballot is here, and Cheryl Morgan's Hugo Award Voters Guide is here (and the recommendations list she keeps at Emerald City is here). And if you want to link to this entry to point out the discussion, feel free ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bah. You have to do this days after I nominated, don't you?

No coming up wih anything that I really should hve nominated but forgot about, you hear?
Sorry. Had I been about on LJ I'd have done this a few weeks ago...

No coming up wih anything that I really should hve nominated but forgot about, you hear?

No promises. :)
Bah. Bah bah bah!

I shall sulk!
Is it too late to point out that both Greasing the Pan and The Savage Pen of Onan would qualify for next year's Best Related Book?
the Hugo rec list is probably worth a link to jog people's memories of what is eligible. It's a bit short in the dramatic presentation section but good for the written and fandom awards.