Non-US Fandom Survey: Perspectives on the Hugo Awards
This survey is intended to gather opinions from non-US sf/f readers and fans about the Hugo Awards and their perception abroad. Any non-US sf/f reader may take this survey, whether they are deeply aware of the Awards or have a passing knowledge. All perspectives are of value. Please be as detailed as you like.
This survey is anonymous. Please only take the survey if you're a non-US fan. Feel free to share it with other non-US fans.
Two quick additions for transparency:
1) This survey was created by Shaun Duke, one of the hosts on The Skiffy and Fanty Show (which was nominated for a Hugo last year).
2) The information discovered through this survey will be used for a write-up (the location of which has yet to be determined; either Shaun's personal blog, The Skiffy and Fanty Show blog, or an sf/f online magazine such as Strange Horizons, assuming their interest). The intent is informative: to figure out what non-US sf/f fans think about the Hugo Awards, its structure, its importance in the sf/f field, and its controversies. This information may also be referenced in an academic paper that Shaun is working on with a colleague at the University of Florida (based on data analysis of Twitter since the Hugo ballot was released).
What is your country of origin?
If your national identity is more complicated than a simple one-word answer, feel free to provide a brief explanation.
How did you hear about the Hugo Awards?
Do you nominate/vote for the Hugo Awards?
Do you think the Hugo Award is primarily an American award?
If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please explain your position here.
Do works nominated for the Hugo Awards reflect sf/f as you see it?
Do you think the make-up of the Hugo Award voters reflects sf/f fandom as you see it?
Do you think others in your area share your opinion? Feel free to elaborate if necessary.
How do you view the current controversy regarding the Sad Puppies / Rabid Puppies and slate-based voting? Do SP/RP proponents (or opponents) represent fandom as you see it?
Do you feel drawn to certain Hugo categories more than others? If so, please explain.
Are there SF/F awards that you find more relevant?
If "yes," name them and explain why.
Is there anything else you would like to add? Feel free to use this space for additional thoughts!
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.
Terms of Service