Hugo, I go, We All Go to WorldCon !
August 17, 2011 9:07 AM Subscribe
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The 69th Worldcon
(world science fiction convention) starts today ! Worldcon is the yearly convention at which the Hugo awards
are voted upon by the membership.
Worldcon has a tradition of alternating between North America and various other places
throughout the world and this year it is being held in Reno, Nevada (my current hometown - yay!). Everyone
who's anyone in science fiction media gather at this yearly convention to see and be seen (and hopefully win a Hugo!.
The Hugo awards were named for controversial publisher Hugo Gernsback
who in the mid-20th century pretty much helped put pulp magazine science fiction into the public eye in a big way. In 1960 he received a special Hugo Award as "The Father of Magazine Science Fiction. Love him or hate him, many of the most recognized writers credit him to a degree for giving them a platform leading to their their eventual fame.
This year's Hugo award nominees
include James Patrick Kelly, James Patrick Kelly and Doctor Who !