Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2012 Hugo Award winners. 1922 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.
Chicon 7 was a five day event this year, starting August 30th and ending today, September 3. WorldCon, as it is also known, takes place in a different city around the world each year. It is the premier gathering of authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more in the world science fiction community. Worldcon covers all the genres of written speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and alternate history, as well as science, media (movies, television, anime, and online), fanzines, gaming, costuming, filking, and more.
More than 5,000 attendees from more than thirty countries attended the five-day event, and unlike the almost unfathomable San Diego Comic-Con with its attendance of 150,000 annually, this convention above all others champions speculative fiction in all its forms as literature. Much of the popular media we take for granted today has its origins in the written word, so the Hugo Awards are especially significant and relevant.
The World Science Fiction Convention has been giving out Hugo Awards and setting the standard for predictive fiction since 1955.
The winners, after the break.