Filipino First: Chicago Fil-Am Michi Trota wins Hugo Award

Another Filipino first: Filipina Editor Michi Trota wins Hugo Award

This year's Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine went to Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky. With Uncanny Magazine's win, Chicagoan Michi Trota became the first Filipino or Filipina to win a prestigious Hugo Award.

Michi Trota is all smiles at 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo Credit @geekmelange

Watch 'Uncanny Magazine' editors win the 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Semiprozine

Michi Trota's acceptance speech is on her website  The full list of this year's winners are on

From Wikipedia:
The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and were officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards until 1992. Organized and overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, the awards are given each year at the annual World Science Fiction Convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention, and have been awarded every year since 1955. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently Hugo Awards are given in more than a dozen categories, and include both written and dramatic works of various types.

One of the most prestigious science fiction awards, the Hugo Awards have been termed as "among the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing".  Works that have won have been published in special collections, and the official logo of the Hugo Awards is often placed on the winning books' cover as a promotional tool.  The 2016 Hugos were presented at the 74th Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II, in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 20, 2016. (Read more...)

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