Full record for Hugo n.

Definition any of several awards presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention for excellence in science-fiction or fantasy writing, art, publishing, etc.
OED requirements antedating 1950
Earliest cite in Science Fiction News Letter
Comment The 1950 cite refers to a convention to be held in New York in July of that year, three years before the first Hugo was awarded.

The Hugos are voted on by the membership of the annual Worldcon. More information about the Hugo awards can be found on the World Science Fiction Society website. See also the Locus Index to SF Awards for a complete list of winners and nominees.

Irene Grumman send in a quote from Isaac Asimov's 1962 "The Hugo Winners" which states that the name "Hugo" was (unofficially) adopted at the 13th WorldCon (Clevention) in 1955. We would like to obtain cites from conreports or convention materials from that WorldCon. Bill Mullins submitted a 1950 cite from the Science Fiction News Letter; we would be interested in any further information about this version of the award.

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Citations for Hugo n.

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1950 B. Tucker Big Bloodshot Eye in Sci. Fiction Newsletter July 4/2 The first annual ‘Hugo’ award will be made for literary merit in the s-f field.
1953 Fantasy Times Nov. 2 3 Hollywood, Calif., 9 Nov., (CNS) - The presentation of a ‘Hugo’ to H. J. Campbell, editor of the British mag, ‘AUTHENTIC S-F’, and popular s-f author, by Forrest J Ackerman, perhaps the best-known of all s-f personalities, was reported in detail, complete with picture, in today's issue of the newspaper, ‘BEVERLY HILLS NEWS LIFE’.
1989 Nova Express Spring 12/2 Brin dropped by for a few short minutes of derision for having the audacity for being a Hugo winner.
1990 Thrust Winter 4/3 I always enjoy looking over the full Hugo voting data.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 6/2 Haven't we have named the awards given to superior s.f. each year‥the ‘Hugos’ after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the first science fiction magazine?
2001 Locus June 12/4 Kristine Kathryn Rusch sold‥a novel version of her Hugo-nominated story.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. July 36/2 If it wasn't for the Hugos I'd be doing something else for a living today.