DisCon III, the 79th Worldcon, will include a “Best Video Game” category in the 2021 Hugo Awards. DisCon III co-chair Colette Fozard said,
Since early 2020, many of us have spent more time gaming than we ever expected. This award will offer fans an opportunity to celebrate the games that have been meaningful, joyful, and exceptional over this past year. Video games draw from the same deeply creative well that has fed science fiction and fantasy writing and art for so many years. This innovative and interactive genre has brought us new ways of story-telling as well as new stories to tell and we are glad to honor them.
The Best Video Game special category is for 2021 only, though the “Hugo Study Committee is also considering Best Game or Interactive Experience as a potential permanent category.” DisCon III will be held August 25-29, 2021 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C.
For more information, see the DisCon announcement.
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