Bob Kane and Neil Gaiman Among Winners at Worldcon 2016!

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Last weekend,  MidAmeriCon II hosted the 2016 Worldcon, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Every year, the big gala is the Hugo Awards banquet. What makes the Hugos different from other awards is that it is voted on by fans, specifically those who have purchased memberships to Worldcon. The members vote on the nominees, usually receive […]

Dissecting Puppies: The 2015 Hugo Awards, Voting Slates, and Graphic Novels

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Before we get into it… Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt, was awarded the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, besting: Saga Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)) Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery, […]

Ms. Marvel wins Hugo Award amid controversy

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The Hugo Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, were presented this weekend surrounded by a nebula of controversy. Amy Wallace has a lengthy write-up at Wired explaining everything, but the short version is… Well, there is no short version. The award nominations, which are open to attendees and supporters of the annual WorldCon, became […]

2015 Hugo Award Finalists Announced: Where There Is Voting, Politics Are Sure To Follow

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One of the privileges of attending WorldCon, the World Science Fiction Convention, is that you get to nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards.  Awarded since the 1950s, the Hugo Award is one of the most prestigious awards in Science Fiction.  The finalist for 2015 have been announced, and controversy erupted.  But before we get to the […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Exit the Batwoman… Creators

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Batwoman, J. H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman […]

2013 Hugo Award nominees announced

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Awards season rolls on, unstoppable. The Hugos—given to the best in SF—have announced the 2013 nominees and here’s the comics category: Best Graphic Story (427 nominating ballots cast) Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape) Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel […]

The 2012 Hugo Awards will be livestreamed

By Steve Morris Tonight, Chicago will see the presentation of The 2012 Hugo Awards, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom. With categories for comics, television, novellas, fanzines and more, the only medium apparently not represented this year will be websites. Hmph! That aside, the Hugos are one of the more prestigious sci-fi awards available, having […]