Hugo Nomination Period Open

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, to be held August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel, London Docklands, has announced that the 2014 Hugo Award nomination period will open January 8, 2014 at 8 a.m. GMT.

[This post has been revised, as earlier information indicated the nominations were already open.]

 Nomination ballots will be accepted until March 31, 2014 11:59 p.m. PDT (7.59 am BST on Tuesday 1 April – UK time) for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Members of Loncon 3 who have Attending, Young Adult Attending, or Supporting memberships by January 31, 2014, and all equivalent members of LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon) and Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon) by that date, are also invited to submit nominating ballots.

More information about the Hugo Awards, including details about how to submit a nominating ballot, is available at For additional information, contact

Loncon 3’s Guests of Honor are Iain M. Banks (in memoriam), John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan Talbot. For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit