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Chicon 7 Press Release 7 - Hugo Award Nomination Period is Open

Leane
lverhulst
Group Organizer
Brookfield, IL
Post #: 49
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,
Chicago, IL - August 30 to September 3, 2012

press@chicon.org
www.chicon.org

Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA - 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 hugoadmin@chicon.org.

ENDS

Chicon 7 is the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon").
The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons
have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was
no event due to World War II. Chicon 7's Guests of Honor are five-time
Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and
collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair
Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7's
Toastmaster is John Scalzi.

For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships,
visit www.chicon7.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed
from the Chicon 7 press release mailing list, to press@chicon.org.
Send general queries to info@chicon.org. "World Science Fiction
Society," "WSFS," "World Science Fiction Convention," "Worldcon,"
"NASFiC," "Hugo Award," and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award
Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an
unincorporated literary society.
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