Press Release #15

Press Release #15, December 2008
Anticipation announces the winner of the Hugo base design competition.


Anticipation is pleased to announce that Dave Howell has won the competition to design the 2009 Hugo Award statue base. Dave Howell is an artist and fan based in Seattle and has attended Worldcons since 2001, where one could see his parking stickers, part of his “Working Wizard” art project.

Dave Howell’s winning Hugo base design will be unveiled at Anticipation’s Hugo Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 8 at the Palais des congres. Worldcons have often held an open competition for the design of its Hugo bases. Anticipation solicited artists and designers to design a base worthy of the Hugo Award instructing the designers to make the base an integral part of the design of the Hugo while incorporating an aspect relating to Montreal or Canada.

As winner of the competition, Dave Howell will receive a free, full attending membership for Anticipation and will introduce this year’s Hugo base design at it’s unveiling at the Hugo Awards Ceremony.

For samples of Dave Howell’s work, visit his website at

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 2009. More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on our web site (); you can also write to us for more information.

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What’s New

Aug 12, 2009

The convention is over; thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us! Please post links to your convention reports or photos to the Anticipation Livejournal, or let us know on Twitter. And we hope to see a lot of you at Aussiecon 4.


Aug 9, 2009

Hugo Winners Announced

The 2009 Hugo winners have been announced.


Aug 7, 2009

Anticipation to offer “Taster” memberships

Heard about World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) and think they sound cool but not sure they’re worth the money? Then Taster memberships are for you.