68th World Science Fiction Convention
|Aussiecon Four, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention|
|Venue||Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Inaugurated||2–6 September 2010|
|Organized by||Victorian Science Fiction Conventions Inc.|
|Filing status||Not for profit|
The 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Aussiecon Four, was held 2–6 September 2010, in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the location selected by the members of Denvention 3.
The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.
The 2010 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Nick Stathopoulos with laser etching by Lewis Morley and incorporating the Aussiecon 4 logo by Grant Gittus.
- Best Novel: (tie) The City & The City by China Miéville and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Best Novella: "Palimpsest" by Charles Stross
- Best Novelette: "The Island" by Peter Watts
- Best Short Story: "Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh
- Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I" by Jack Vance
- Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm, written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colours by Cheyenne Wright
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon, screenplay by Nathan Parker; story by Duncan Jones; directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars", written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
- Best Professional Editor, Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
- Best Professional Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow
- Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
- Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, and Cheryl Morgan
- Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
- Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith
- Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster
- John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Seanan McGuire
- Aussiecon Four Make Ready Short Story Competition Award: Helen Stubbs
Future site selection
The members of Aussiecon 4 selected Chicago, Illinois, as the host city for the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 7, to be held in 2012 in an uncontested election. With only 526 ballots cast, this election had the lowest turnout since records began to be kept in 1974. The voting breakdown was 447 votes for Chicago, 20 ballots expressed no preference, and there were 59 write-in votes for various sites.
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