Thursday, 28 January 2021

Gratuitous Hugo Self Promotion Post 2021

It's that time of year again. Nominations are open for the 2021 Hugo Awards, to be held at WorldCon 2021 in Washington, DC*. 

I am eligible in the category of Best Fan Writer. After several years on the longlist, I made it onto the shortlist last year, which was very nice, even if I didn't have a chance of winning (as proved to be the case). The Wertzone and Atlas of Ice and Fire are both eligible for Best Fanzine, but again the majority of my work is here on The Wertzone.

To nominate, you must have been a virtually-attending or supporting member of the New Zealand WorldCon last year, and either be a supporting or attending member at this year's WorldCon in DC. The nomination form can be found here. This, of course, also allows you to nominate for all of the Hugo Awards, including Best Novel, Best Editor, Best Dramatic Presentation and so on.

You can join WorldCon 2021 here, although I don't believe you can register and nominate immediately (happy to be proven wrong there).

Please check out some of the work by other bloggers in the field: Paul Weimer, Foz Meadows and Aidan Moher are among those whose work is well worth checking out, along with last year's winner, Bogi Takács, who has recused emselves from the Hugos this year (but read eir blog anyway!).

Some of my articles last year which might be worth a look (ranging from the trivial to the long):

Good luck to everyone and hopefully there'll be an actual WorldCon to go to this year!

* Although it's not yet certain if this will be a virtual or walk-in convention, or if it will be held in August or December, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.


Andy said...

Um, I don't mean to disparage anyone, but I went with eager anticipation to check out the other SFF blogs you recommended, but none of them hold a candle to the Wertzone, including last year's Hugo winner. Frankly, you do a much better job of staying on top of and keeping us informed about the genre, which is way too much for anyone person to follow casually. Thanks for your hard work it is appreciated.

Aidan Moher said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Adam! I expect (and hope!) you're going to earn another well-deserved place on the ballot this year. :D

Laura said...

You have my vote!

Needed to be signed up by the end of 2020 to nominate this year. (Members of CoNZealand or those who did sign up for DisCon III by then, should have gotten an email about nominating.) There's a proposal in the works to move the deadline to the end of Jan. So next year, there might be an extra month to get in on it. Signing up now will allow you to vote on the finalists this year and nominate next year.

Your fellow fan writer finalist from last year, Cora Buhlert, is doing a Fanzine Spotlight project interviewing the people behind eligible fanzines. Maybe get in touch with her if you haven't already.

mffanrodders said...

Congratulations and good luck, Adam.

I've only been following your blog for six months, or so but i have found your writing to be very fluid and eloquent and the Wertzone is a nice place to be. :)