About Nippon 2007
Facilities / Maps
F A Q
Guests of Honor
Newsletters (At Con)
Program - Western
Program - Japanese
Site Selection 2009
Tour with Fans
World S F Society
Nippon Bid Site
Archon 31 (NASFiC)
2008 Denvention 3
The Hugo Awards
The Hugo® is the top award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Hugos are presented each year at the World Science Fiction Convention, by the World Science Fiction Society. All Worldcon members are entitled to nominate and vote for their favorites.
2007 Hugo Ceremony
The Nippon 2007 Hugo Presentation Ceremony will be held in the convention center on September 1st at 18:00 hours (6 pm). We are honored to have a special co-host for the ceremony this year - George Takei, who will also be premiering a new production of "Star Trek New Voyages."
This Star Trek New Voyages episode stars George Takei and has won the TV Guide Award for Best SF Internet show, and has been nominated for the 2008 Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.
The Nippon 2007 trophy features Japan's Ultraman and Mount Fuji, along with the traditional Hugo Rocket. The base was designed by Kinoshita Takashi of Kaiyoda.
Past Hugo WinnersLooking for something to read? worldcon.org has an excellent listing of all Hugo winners. And what would a Hugo bookshelf look like?
Hugo CategoriesHugos are presented every year in the following categories:
Each Worldcon may also create its own additional Hugo category, which is awarded through the same process as the ongoing categories. Nippon 2007 did not choose to do this. See the Worldcon Constitution for details.
A full list of the current award categories with definitions is available at the Emerald City web site.
Hugo Nomination and VotingVoting for the Hugo Awards took place in two stages.
Campbell Best New Writer AwardThe John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award isn't a Hugo (i.e. no rocket trophy), but nomination and balloting are done along with the Hugos, and the Award is presented at Worldcon. Writertopia has the Campbell Award page on their web site with details.
Hugo DesignThe basic Hugo design is a chrome rocket ship, created by Jack McKnight and Ben Jason. Each Worldcon designs its own base for the rocket, so every year's Hugos look different.
More Hugo Information