Please Read These Instructions Carefully
Before Casting Your Ballot
Eligibility to Nominate
You may nominate for the Hugo and Campbell Awards if you
||were an attending or supporting member of L.A.con
IV (the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention); or
||are an attending or supporting member of Nippon
2007 (the 2007 World Science Fiction Convention) before January 31,
In order to Nominate using this website, you must have
received a mailing containg a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This
PIN, in conjunction with other identifying information will positively
identify you as an eligible nominator.
All ballots must be received by Midnight (2400hrs),
Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, March 3, 2007.
How to Nominate
||You may nominate up to five persons or works in
each category. However, you are permitted (and even encouraged) to
make fewer nominations or none at all if you are not familiar with
the works that fall into that category. The nominations are equally
weighted: the order in which you list them has no effect on the outcome.
||"No Award" will appear automatically in
every category on the final ballot - there is no need to include that
choice in the nominations
||Please include source information whenever possible.
This is not mandatory, but does make it easier for us to identify
the work you intend to nominate. For the Fiction Categories, Dramatic
Presentation Categories, Related Book, and Best Professional Artist,
space has been provided for this. In the remaining categories there
is less room, but if your nominee is not well-known we would appreciate
your writing in a source where his or her 2006 work in that category
may be found.
||The five top vote getters in each category (more
in case of ties, fewer if not many nominations are cast in that category)
will appear on the final Hugo Awards ballot, which will be distributed
in conjunction with the Nippon 2007 PR #5 scheduled for publication
April, 2007. Only members of Nippon 2007 (including those who join
after January 31, 2007) will be eligible to vote on the final ballot.
If you have any questions, feel free to pass them on
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Works published in 2006 for the first time anywhere or
for the first time in English are eligible for the Hugo Awards being awarded
in 2007. Books are considered to have been published on the "publication
date" which usually appears with the copyright information on the back
of the title page. If there is no stated publication date, the copyright
date will be used instead. A dated periodical is considered to have been
published on the cover date, regardless of when it was placed on sale
or copyrighted. Serialized stories or dramatic presentations are eligible
in the year in which the last installment appears.
The 2006 WSFS Business Meeting, as authorized by section 3.2.3 of the WSFS
Constitution, passed a resolution providing that works originally published
outside the United States of America and first published in the United States
of America in 2006 shall also be eligible for the 2007 Hugo Awards, unless they
have already appeared on a final Hugo Award ballot.
Other rules of eligibility are given with the specific categories.
Exclusions: The Nippon 2007 Committee has irrevocably
delegated all Hugo Administration authority to a subcommittee. Therefore,
only Joyce Hooper, Hiroaki Inoue, John Pomeranz, and Peggy Rae Sapienza
are ineligible for the 2007 Hugo Awards.
Reproduction and distribution of this ballot is permitted
and encouraged, provided that it is reproduced verbatim (including voting
instructions), with no additional material other that the name of the
person or publication responsible for the reproduction.
Here is a downloadable PDF version of the Nominating Ballot
if you would prefer to submit your ballot in a hardcopy form.
This ballot must be received
by midnight (2400hrs) Pacific Standard Time,
Saturday, March 3, 2007
"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS",
"World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFIC", and "Hugo Award"
are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated
Nippon 2007 Hugo Awards
Please enter your PIN plus either your Nippon 2007 Membership number
(if you are an attending or supporting member of Nippon 2007), or your Last Name, City, and
Postal/Zip Code (if you were a member of L.A.CON IV, but are not a member
of Nippon 2007). These last three items will be used to authenticate you using the information
provided when you registered for L.A.CON IV.
The Information should appear on the mailing label
attached to your paper copy of the Nippon 2007 Hugo Nominating ballot which was mailed to you
in January of 2007.