Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hugo Voting Deadline Looms

The Hugo Awards voting deadline is approaching quickly -- July 7th, to be exact. I already turned in my ballot, but if anyone's still working on theirs, check out this site -- Spontaneous Derivation. Pretty cool -- they've got rundowns on all of the Hugo Awards categories, and for anyone making last-minute decisions, this could come in handy.


Anonymous Arachne Jericho said...

Hi John! Thanks for linking to my site. :)

Yes, I'm still working away at mine. I'm trying to turn in my vote (slightly) early, in case teh Internets decide to hate me on July 7th. My goal is an informed vote, and it's been very fun to get the information. And a bit tiring at times, but overall it's been worth it.

10:22 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Arachne --

Yeah, I ran through your category rundowns and really appreciated the effort there. I thought long and hard about my ballot before turning it in, but your site would've been a big help if I would've known about it while I was deliberating. I'm sure it'll be a big help to lots of last-minute voters. :) Next year, I'll know to visit early and often.

10:43 AM  
Blogger ces said...

I wish i could vote . . .

5:49 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christine --

I think it may be too late for non-Worldcon members to register to vote for this year. However, if you're still interested next year, it is possible to buy a supporting membership ($40, I think?) and you have the right to cast a Hugo ballot, even if you don't physically attend the convention, which is in Montreal in '09.

Have a good 4th over there in Seattle!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Arachne Jericho said...

Thanks, John!

I plan to do the Nebulas and the Hugos next year. And do them as soon as the final nominee lists come out, so people will have the information earlier.

It's partly so late because I started taking a more serious interest in science fiction about... uh... a few months after the final nominees were announced. That was also when I filed for the sort-of absentee vote registration too.

Next year, earlier for me too! It's been a great learning experience in multiple ways.

6:00 PM  

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