The Hugo Awards, one of the most prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy works, has opened voting for this year’s nominees. Voting for nominees requires a supporting membership for Chicon 7, which is hosting the Hugo Awards this year. Supporting memberships are only available for purchase until January 31st. Any person who was or is a member of the 2011, 2012, or 2013 Worldcons as of January 31, 2012, is already eligible to nominate for the 2012 Hugo Awards. The voting itself closes at midnight (Pacific time) on March 11. Check out the full rules here. If you’re already a supporting member, you can download nomination forms here.
Chicon 7 will be held in Chicago, IL from August 30th through September 3rd 2012. Details on their site here.
Additionally, voting for the Nebula Award nominees is still open. The Nebula Awards are voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA for short). Nebula nominations are open through Wednesday, February 15, and the form is here; you must be a SFWA member, and logged in, to nominate. Here is a detailed description of how the voting works.
Several Tor.com stories are eligible for nomination for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards this year. Click here for a full list.
Go forth and nominate!