Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Hugo History Update

One of the things I try very hard to do immediately after the Hugo Awards Ceremony each year is to include the detailed breakdown of nominating and voting statistics issued by the Administrator (and required by the WSFS Constitution). That's because I know that if we don't get it up as soon as we get it, the chance of it getting lost or forgotten is pretty high. If you go back through the years, you'll find that we have fewer and fewer cases where the stats are included. Of course, when you go far back enough, one of the reasons we don't have that data is because it was on paper only, and papers get lost or buried. That happens even when you are one of the Hugo Award Administrators, as I was in 1993. Sometimes, however, someone finds one of those documents, checks the Hugo Awards web site, notes that we didn't have it, then scans and sends a PDF of the scan to me or one of the other people who manages the site. That happened recently when Ben Yalow sent me a copy of the 1993 details. I thanked him and updated the 1993 Hugo Awards page accordingly.

Note that the statistics we were required to issue were different in 1993 than they are today. We published what was required, but the amount of detail that WSFS wants from administrators has increased over the years, resulting in much longer reports.
Tags: hugo award, worldcon, wsfs

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