Chicon 7, the 70th (!) annual World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Hugo Awards. George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire lands in two very different categories, while a certain Doctor scores three nominations just like he did last year.
As awesome as they can be to receive, awards like the Hugos can be mysterious affairs, the processes by which they're deliberated and given out obscured by decades of tradition. So, as the voting for the Hugo Awards is underway, it's nice to have a primer like this to answer those pesky questions.
Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the nominees for this year's Hugo Awards, and they included Connie Willis, Lois McMaster Bujold, Inception, Doctor Who (times three), and that woman who blew our minds with her NSFW song about Ray Bradbury.
The 2010 Hugo Awards were handed out this morning (well, last night for them) in Australia and included a rare tie in the Best Novel category. The double honor went to China Mieville for The City and The City, and Paolo Bacigalupi for The Windup Girl, while Doctor Who and Moon also picked up rocket trophies.