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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hugo Awards Will Be Rebroadcast on Sunday via Ustream

Chicago, Illinois, USA - Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is pleased to announce that the 2012 Hugo Awards Ceremony will be re-broadcast in its entirety and ad-free via Ustream on Sunday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT) at

Chicon7 Press Release on the Hugo Awards
The original live broadcast of the ceremony was interrupted on Sunday, September 2 when an automated infringement system detected content in the stream that it deemed copyright infringement. Although the material was cleared for Chicon 7 use, the feed could not be restored before the ceremony concluded, meaning that fans around the world were unable to enjoy the remainder of the show. 
 The broadcast shut down right in the middle of Neil Gaiman's speech. (1)   You could hear the cyber howls all over the internet.
The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre's fans. The Hugo Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables annually for nearly 60 years.
More information about the Hugo Awards, including a list of the 2012 winners, is available from
This re-broadcast comes amid some controversary.  For more on that, read

 How Copyright Enforcement Killed the Hugo Awards. 

Enjoy the broadcast everyone, 


Art:  Courtesy of BBC Website which writes: 
Neil Gaiman, Suranne Jones and Matt Smith on the set of the award-winning The Doctor’s Wife.

The 2012 Hugo Awards were presented earlier this week and The Doctor’s Wife triumphed in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.

The episode was written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Richard Clark and its success at the awards makes it the sixth Hugo won by Doctor Who since its return in 2005.
Neil Gaiman collected his award and later wrote, ‘I flew back to Albany, while my Hugo was taken home without me in a TARDIS-blue car with the license plate IDRIS. Can anything be more appropriate?’

Congratulations to Neil Gaiman and everybody involved in The Doctor’s Wife. You can enjoy clips from the adventure and watch videos of Neil discussing the episode now!

(1) Those of you who were at NADWCon 2011 will remember the wonderful talk on stage with Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Mr. Gaiman and the Dr. Who team for this award. 

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