Hugo Administrators Apologise for Nomination Error

The 2019/1944 Hugo Award Administrators have announced that Guteto, edited by Morojo (Myrtle R. Douglas), has been added to the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Award ballot, and that Fantasy News, edited by William S. Sykora, has been removed.

The full text of the Administrator’s announcement is below.

The Hugo Administrators have discovered an error in their tally of the nominations for the 1944 Retro Hugo for Best Fanzine.

In fact, Guteto, edited by Morojo (Myrtle R. Douglas) received enough votes to qualify for the final ballot; and Fantasy News, edited by William S. Sykora, did not.

We have accordingly revised the online ballot, and the downloadable ballot form, to reflect that Guteto is a finalist in this category, and that Fantasy News has been disqualified. Write-in votes for Guteto on previously printed hard copy versions of the ballot will be accepted.

We apologise to voters, and to the estates of Myrtle R. Douglas and William S. Sykora, for the inconvenience.

The deadline for votes on the Hugo final ballot is 11.59 pm, Pacific Daylight Time, on 31 July.

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