In response to the nomination, Harriet said:
Wow! What an honor and pleasure to learn of the Hugo nomination for The Wheel of Time! I am delighted and grateful. Thanks to all who voted for this nomination! Warmest regards to all, Harriet
Brandon’s message is especially important. The Hugo’s, along with other awards such the Gemmell Legend Awards
, are an important part of the SF/F community. It’s important that we treat them with respect, and participate in the spirit for which they’re intended. That means reading all of the nominated works, and voting in as many categories as possible for the nominees you feel are best, even if it’s something other than The Wheel of Time
Here are some FAQ’s asked by fans:
Who votes for the Hugos?
The Hugo Awards are voted upon by the members of WorldCon. This means anybody who attends the WorldCon convention that year, as well as “supporting” members who cannot attend but have paid the supporting membership fee. Information on how to attend, or how to become a supporting member can be found here.
Can I vote for the Hugos?
YES. In fact, we invite and encourage you to do so. But please read all of the nominated works and vote for your favorite, even if it turns out that it’s not the Wheel of Time. Like Jenn posted earlier on our Twitter feed
: “Don’t be a #wheeloftime fanboy. Be a Hugo voter. Read everything & vote in every category you feel confident in. & sign up to do it again.”
What’s the cost to vote?
Please see the WorldCon webpage
for specific information on becoming a member. A Supporting membership allows you to vote without attending the convention and costs US $40.
What do I get for signing up to vote?
You get to contribute to a prestigious part of the SF/F community and help determine the recipients of one of the genre’s highest honors. In addition, all voting members receive a digital packet which contains ebooks of all the nominated works, including The Wheel of Time.
Wait, did you just say that for $40 we can get the entire Wheel of Time saga in ebook format?
Yes. That, as well as all of the other nominated books, short stories, novellas, etc.
Best. Deal. Ever.
What’s the voting period? When will the winners be announced?
The ballot will be available online soon and voting will end in July. The awards will be announced August 17th at LonCon, the 72nd WorldCon and will be livestreamed for those of us who can’t attend.