Hugo Award Web Site Now Online
Date: 21 August 2007
The Hugo Awards are named for Hugo Gernsback, who, in 1926, launched Amazing Stories, the first major American science fiction magazine. First presented in 1953, the Hugo Awards are presented by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The members of each year's World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon") nominate and vote on the awards, which are presented at a ceremony which is the high point of each year's Worldcon.
Past winners of Hugo Awards include authors such as Isaac Asimov, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Anne McCaffrey, William Gibson and Neil Gaiman. Hugo Awards have also been given to movies such as Star Wars, Blade Runner and The Lord of the Rings, and TV shows such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who.
The 2007 Hugo Awards will be presented on September 1, 2007, in Yokohama, Japan, at the 65th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as "Nippon 2007". The Hugo Awards web site currently lists this year's nominees and will list the winners shortly after the conclusion of this year's Hugo Awards Ceremony.
The existing main web site of the World Science Fiction Society at http://www.wsfs.org/ remains active as a source of information about the World Science Fiction Society, its rules, and information about past and future Worldcons, while the new The Hugo Awards site will concentrate solely on the Hugo Awards. The new site was designed by a WSFS committee that was charged to undertake actions to promote and expand the visibility of the Hugo Award.
"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", and "Hugo Award" are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.