Hugo Award Recognized by Guinness

The Guinness Book of World Records has announced that they have recognized the Hugo Awards as the longest running science fiction award. The Hugo Awards were initially given out in 1953 at Philcon II. The awards were not presented the following year, but have been presented every years since 1955, when they were presented at Clevention, in Cleveland. The 64th Hugo Awards will be presented later today at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki.

Game of Thrones in Guinness Book

Actor Roy Dotrice has achieved an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest number of characters voiced in an audio book. Dotrice created and maintained voices for 224 distinct characters in his record of the 28-disc unabridged Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin. Dotrice was scheduled to appear as Grand Master Pycelle in the HBO series based on Game of Thrones. He has previously appeared in Babylon 5, Sliders, and as Jacob Wells in Beauty and the Beast and Zeus in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

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