The Hugo Awards
The 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony
On Sunday 17 August at 8PM Loncon 3 will host the presentation of the 2014 Hugo Awards in the ICC Auditorium at ExCeL. The ceremony is open to all full attending members of Loncon 3 and holders of day admissions for Sunday. The event will be streamed via Ustream.
The ceremony will also include the presentation of the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This Award is traditionally included in the Hugo Ballot and voted on by Worldcon members, although it is given by Dell Magazines and is not a Hugo.
The presentation will be hosted by Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman.
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Justina Robson has been described by The Guardian as “one of the very best of the new British hard SF writers” and is the author of the five Quantum Gravity books and several other novels.
Her debut novel Silver Screen was shortlisted for both the Arthur C Clarke Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award in 2000. Her second novel Mappa Mundi won the 2000 Amazon.co.uk Writer's Bursary and was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2001. In 2004, her third novel Natural History was shortlisted for the BSFA Award, and came second in the John W Campbell Memorial Award.
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Geoff Ryman has won 15 awards for his short stories, play adaptations, novels and anthologies. His novel Air (2005), won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Arthur C Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Jr Award, the Canadian Sunburst Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. ‘What We Found’, set in Nigeria, won the Nebula Award for best Novelette in 2011, and his novel Was has been turned into both a play and a musical.
He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester, sharing the MA prose workshop with Jeanette Winterson. In 2011, he helped set up creative writing programmes at Benue State University, Makurdi, and Taraba State University, Jalingo, both in Nigeria, and he organises ARG!, African Reading Groups, in both London and Manchester.