FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), would like to remind members that the voting deadline for the 2013 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award is Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The same deadline applies for access to the 2013 Hugo Voter Packet, which can currently be downloaded via the LoneStarCon 3 website at www.lonestarcon3.org/hugo-awards/.
Hugo Award voting, and access to the Hugo Voter Packet, is open to all Adult, Young Adult, Military, and Supporting members of LoneStarCon 3. Convention memberships can be purchased online via the LoneStarCon 3 website at www.LoneStarCon3/memberships/ . Full Adult Attending memberships currently cost $220 (rises to $240 on August 1, 2013). Young Adult amd Military Attending memberships cost $110 (rises to $120 on August 1, 2013), and Supporting memberships cost $60.
Members can submit their Hugo Award ballots online via the LoneStarCon 3 website at www.LoneStarCon3.org/hugo-awards/, or by postal mail. Postal ballots must be received before the voting deadline. Members wishing to vote online will need their unique LoneStarCon 3 PIN. Email PIN reminders will shortly be emailed to all members who have provided their email addresses to the convention.
The Hugo Voter Packet is an electronic package of nominated works graciously made available to voters by both nominees and their publishers. This year’s packet includes a wide range of fiction and nonfiction writing as well as professional and fan artwork and fan audiocasts.
ABOUT THE HUGO AWARDS
The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction and fantasy literature, media, artists, and fans. The Hugo Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia, PA (Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables annually for 60 years.
More information about the Hugo Awards is available at www.LoneStarCon3.org/hugo-awards/ .
For additional information, please contact hugoadmin@LoneStarCon3.org .
ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.
LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)(3) organization. For information about memberships or hotel accommodation, please visit our website at www.LoneStarCon3.org. Please send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, topress@LoneStarCon3.org , and send general queries to info@LoneStarCon3.org .
“World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.