Sasquan, this year’s Worldcon, has announced the opening of the Hugo nomination period. Anyone who was a member of Loncon 3, or is a member of Sasquan or MidAmeriCon II by January 31, may nominate in each of the Hugo categories. The nomination period runs through March 10.
The Hugo Awards were presented at Loncon 3 on August 17. The winners are listed below.
- Best Novel: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
- Best Novella: “Equoid,” by Charles Stross
- Best Novelette: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
- Best Short Story: “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere,” by John Chu
- Best Related Work: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative,” by Kameron Hurley
- Best Graphic Story: “Time,” by Randall Munroe
- Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón
- Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere.” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter
- Best Editor – Short Form: Ellen Datlow
- Best Editor – Long Form: Ginjer Buchanan
- Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon
- Best Semiprozine: Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki
- Best Fanzine: A Dribble of Ink, edited by Aidan Moher
- Best Fancast: SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester
- Best Fan Writer: Kameron Hurley
- Best Fan Artist: Sarah Webb
- The John W. Campbell Award: Sofia Samatar
Loncon 3 hosted the annual Worldcon masquerade on the evening on August 16. The following were the winners in each division.
Young Fan Division:
- Best Time Traveler: Alberta Gear, by Tali Semo
- Most Beautiful and Coolest: Elsa, by Nicole Keller
- Special Judge’s Award: Elsa, by Nicole Keller
- Most Original and Creative: Lost and Found, by Olivia and Eleah Flockhart
- Most Creepy: The Slender Man, by Andrew Wishart
- Best Recreation: 70s Doctor Who Monsters, by Christine Halse and Joseph Halse
- Honourable Mention for Fabric Manipulation: Fish Pond, by Emma Roberts
- Best Workmanship: Puff & Perry on the Other Side of Boring, by Petra Kufner and Antje Brand
- Best Presentation: Tribal, by Rebecca Lale
- Best In Class, Group: Puff & Perry on the Other Side of Boring, by Petra Kufner and Antje Brand
- Best In Class, Solo: Tribal, by Rebecca Lale
- Judge’s Favourite: Life is a Dream, by Loretta and Tim Morgan
- Best Workmanship: A Glamorous Evening of Galactic Domination, by Jennifer Skwarski
- Best Presentation: A Message from the Ministry of Magic, by Sabine Furlong
- Best In Class: Coliseum, by Peter Westhead
- Most Beautiful: The Odyssey Dress, by Miki Dennis
- Workmanship and Attention to Detail: We Dance, by Laura Hunt
- Best Workmanship: Aratalindale, by Maggie and Mike Percival
- Best Presentation: Aratalindale, by Maggie and Mike Percival
- Best In Show: Aratalindale, by Maggie and Mike Percival
The winners of the 2014 Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction were announced at LonCon 3 in London, on August 16.
- Picture Book: Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown
- Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grade: Hello Nebulon and Journey to Juno, by Ray O’Ryan
- Hal Clement Award for Young Adult: The Planet Thieves, by Dan Krokos
Kansas City defeated Beijing for the right to host the 2016 Worldcon, which will be called MidAmeriCon II. MidAmeriCon II will take place on the 40th anniversary of MidAmeriCon, which helped create the modern Worldcon. The convention will be chaired by Ruth Lichwardt, Jeff Orth, and Diane Lacey. The Guests of Honor will include Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick and Teresa Nielson Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick, with Pat Cadigan serving as toastmaster. MidAmeriCon II will take place from August 17-21 2016.
The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners were announced at LonCon 3 in London on August 16.
- Short Form: “The Weight of the Sunrise,” by Vylar Kaftan
- Long Form: (tie) The Windsor Faction, by D. J. Taylor; Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? by Bryce Zabel
The Chesley Awards, for artwork produced in 2013, were presented at Loncon 3 on the evening on August 15. The awards are presented by ASFA.
- Best Cover (Hardback): A Natural History of Dragons, by Todd Lockwood
- Best Cover (Paperback): The Scroll of Years, by Kerem Beyit
- Best Cover (Magazine): Fables #136, by Dan Dos Santos
- Best Interior Illustration: “Walking Your Octopus,” by Brian Kessinger
- Best Color Unpublished: “Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin,” by Donato Giancola
- Best Monochrome Unpublished: “The Descent of Persephone,” by Ruth Sanderson
- Best Three Dimensional Art: “Cecaelia, Queen of the Ocean,” by Devin Dorrity
- Best Gaming Related Illustration: “The Last Stand of Thorin Oakenshield,” by Lucas Graciano
- Best Product Illustration: “Jeannie’s Kitten,” by Julie Bell/Boris Vallejo
- Best Art Director: Irene Gallo
- Lifetime Achievement: Jim Burns
During the Retro Hugo Ceremony, several other awards were presented.
- The First Fandom Hall of Fame Award: John Clute
- First Fandom Posthumous Hall of Fame Awards: John “Ted” Carnell and Walter H. Gillings
- The Sam Moskowitz Archive Awards: Mike Ashley
- The Forrest J Ackerman Big Heart Award: Vincent Docherty
The Retro-Hugos were presented at Loncon 3 on the evening of August 14 at a ceremony hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman. The Retro-Hugo base, designed by Marina Gélineau, had a depiction of the Chrysler Building in New York next to the traditional rocket. Other awards presented during the ceremony are listed here
- Best Novel: The Sword in the Stone, by T. H. White
- Best Novella: “Who Goes There?,” by Don A Stuart (a.k.a. John W. Campbell, Jr.)
- Best Novelette: “Rule 18,” by Clifford D. Simak
- Best Short Story: “How We Went to Mars,” by Arthur C. Clarke
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells. Written by Howard Koch & Anne Froelick; Directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)
- Best Editor, Short Form: John W. Campbell, Jr.
- Best Professional Artist: Virgil Finlay
- Best Fanzine: Imagination!, edited by Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo, and T. Bruce Yerke
- Best Fan Writer: Ray Bradbury
- Special Committee Award: Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster for the introduction of Superman in Action Comics #1
Loncon 3 has announced that Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman will co-host this year’s Hugo Awards ceremony. The retro Hugo Awards will be presented by Mary Robinette Kowal and Robert Shearman as has previously been announced. Robson and Ryman replace Jonathan Ross, who resigned following outcry over his appointment.