Talk:Hugo Award

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Hood Ornament Returned[edit]

Previously the article claimed that the original, 1953 Hugo was based on the hood ornament of a 1953 Oldsmobile Here's a picture of the 1953 Hugo trophy [1]

Here are images of the the Olds Rocket 88 hood ornament from circa 1950 [2]

This gives specific years [3]

The hood ornament, for most years looks nothing like the 1953 Hugo, except for the 1951 model. There the base looks a fair amount like it, but the fins are quite different. They are larger and there are fewer of them on the hood ornament. Presuming that Oldsmobile had the same hood ornament on all of its cars that year, the Hugo was unlikely to have been based after it.

Mike Glyer, the publisher of File 770, gives this story on a Polish website. It is based on an article by Ben Jason, ScientiFiction, Winter 1994. In 1955, Nick and Noreen Falasca wanted to bring back the Hugo for the 1955 Cleveland Worldcon. They hoped that Jack McKnight might make the Hugo, but he did not reply to their letters. Nick Falasca suggested that they use am Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" model hood ornament. That is probably where the idea came from that those ornaments were used. The problem wsa that they had a hollow underside, and the idea had to be rejected. Instead, Ben Jason made the rounds of machine shops looking for a way to make affordable Hugos. Finally, someone advised him to make a picture of it. Eventually, Hoffman Bronze Company prepared a pattern from it, and made six chrome plated replicas from it. This first batch was too flawed to be used as Hugos. However, the second was lathed to remove surface pits and fissures, and proved satisfactory. Today's Hugos are based on that design. [4]

Rich Dengrove 4 May 2008(UTC)

A question about the prize[edit]

The Nebula Award article states that there is no cash prize associated with that award. Is it also the case with the Hugo? It would be helpful if the article clarified this. Thanks.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); August 17, 2012; 19:19 (UTC)

Who is David French?[edit]

Here is David French's self-identification page on National Review. It's possible he's notable enough for his own article. I doubt anyone cares about his opinion regarding science fiction in general, I think the point of its inclusion here is that Puppygate has attracted the attention of people with a political/social axe to grind. Choor monster (talk) 18:43, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Is it really a surprise that a right-wing commentator, writing an opinion piece in a right-wing magazine, thinks the opponents of the right-wing group he supports are slanderous leftists? I fail to see how this quote has any value to this article whatsoever. -- Scjessey (talk) 22:52, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Now removed as a part of condensing the paragraph to make room for the results. --PresN 23:06, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
This is correct. So far as "Hugo Award" is concerned, Puppygate is small potatoes, and the finer details should be WP:10YTed. If/when Puppygate becomes its own separate article, the right-wing take becomes significant in that article. Choor monster (talk) 10:59, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I see we already have Sad Puppies. Never mind. Choor monster (talk) 11:02, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Sad Puppies could use a few more eyes on it, given (eg) the credulous acceptance of the claim that the Puppy movements are unrelated, which we've disposed of here. Pinkbeast (talk) 18:56, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Is there reliable sourcing that they're related? Kelly hi! 21:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
There's none that they're unrelated (which is why we don't say it). Pinkbeast (talk) 01:03, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Wired on the Awards[edit]

Check out this article: Wired. Of particular note was Martin handed out "Alfies", a new prize to sidestep the slate voting. Choor monster (talk) 21:27, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Also the Wall Street Journal.[5] Kelly hi! 17:24, 24 August 2015 (UTC)