So, here's the thing. Last year I bought a Worldcon Membership in order to vote for the Hugos. It was a really cool experience - John Scalzi put together a "voter package" which included a lot of the nominess, so I felt qualified for voting even though I'd read exactly one of the nominated works before.
What I didn't know:
As a member of Anticipation, the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention, you are able to nominate works for the 2010 Hugo Awards which will be presented in Melbourne, Australia at Aussiecon 4.
My problem: Though I'm reading a lot more Fantasy and SF than oh, two years ago (when I didn't read any at all), I still don't know a lot of recent works I could nominate. I don't read the magazines, I don't know more than three authors (who are well-known enough that I don't feel the need to nominate them), though I know some fan-writing, I'm sure there's so much I don't see...
So: Tell me what to nominate! I can nominate up to five works/people in every category, so don't be shy! Works are eligible if they were first published in 2009 or, for works in languages other than English, first published in English in 2009. (Works don't have to be published in English to be eligible.)( The Hugo Categories )
Last year I did two posts on some nominees and what I thought about them. You can find them here
if you want to know what I liked and didn't like. Apart from that - I'd like to nominate some fannish stuff, stuff by women, stuff by minorities, stuff that might be overlooked by the "general" fantasy / SF audience, stuff that's just cool, ...
If you can think of anything, please let me know! I like a lot of different genres, and I need new things to read / watch all the time.
P.S.: Anyone know where I could crosspost this?