Formal news this week – none. We’ve not yet managed to replenish the coffers with interesting tidbits.
Of informal note however is – Voting for the Hugo Award Finalists has begun. If you are eligible to vote and have not yet received notification, please contact the appropriate folks on the committee over at Worldcon75.
It’s going to be interesting this year as we gauge the effects that EPH have/will have.
Many of us have already determined that in addition to EPH – which appears to have worked largely as advertised – we still need to implement 3SV, the adjustment to nomination that allows all voters to look at the top 15 nominees in each category and determine whether they are each works worthy of inclusion on the final ballot.
Given the continuing presence of…mmmm…problematic… works on the final ballot this year, it seems self-evident that we need the ability to move “No Award” further forward in the process, if only to prevent unworthy items from forever being enshrined as a nominee.
One more year folks. If 3SV is ratified in Helsinki this year, this will be the last year we will have to put up with puppy shenanigans at this level. Fingers crossed.