The 2021 Hugo Administration team came on board, at short notice, at the start of this year. We were committed to the words in the 12 January statement by the DisCon III chair, Bill Lawhorn: “The Hugo Awards exist to celebrate and honor all of the creators chosen by the Worldcon membership. We should have considered those creators’ needs and feelings through our policies and the messaging we used.”
It is clear that we have taken the process as far as we can, and that our input is no longer needed by the convention leadership. We are therefore resigning from DisCon III with immediate effect.
Kathy Bond, Hugo Administrator
Kat Jones, Hugo Finalist Liaison
Cassidy Riddlebarger, Hugo Administration team
Marguerite Smith, WSFS Deputy Division Head
Nicholas Whyte, WSFS Division Head