Retro-Hugo

Hugo awards given out retroactively, along with the regular Hugos, to works and people eligible 50 or 75 years prior to a current World SF Convention, and of course for years in which the regular Hugos were not given out. Retro Hugos have thus far been awarded four times – in 1996 at L.A.Con III for works and people eligible in 1945 (but awarded for 1946); in 2001 (at the Millennium Philcon for works and people eligible in 1950 (but awarded for 1951), in 2004 at Noreascon 4 for works and people eligible in 1953 (but which would have been awarded in 1954), and in 2014 at Loncon 3 for works and people eligible in 1938 (but which would have been awarded in 1939). The first actual Hugos were awarded at the 1953 Worldcon for works and people eligible in 1952, but the next set was not given out until the Worldcon two years later, so the last retro Hugos filled in the blank. See Hugo.

The next year eligible to award a Retro-Hugo will be the 2015 Worldcon which will be eligible to award Hugos for the 75th anniversary of 1940.

Contributors: Dr. Gafia

See Hugos, List of Hugo Results.