Ellen AsherCharles N. Brown (in memoriam)
Tim PowersBoris Vallejo
Special guests: Tricky Pixie, Bill Willingham


Welcome to the home page of Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. On this site you'll find everything you need to know about the convention, including our guests, program, events, exhibits and of course how to register and where to stay while you're in town.

2011 Hugo Award Winners

2100 valid voting ballots were counted, 2086 electronic and 14 by postal mail.

Best Novel
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

Best Novella
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Best Novelette
“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

Best Short Story
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

Best Related Work
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Best Graphic Story
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Best Editor, Short Form
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form
Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist
Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Best Fanzine
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Best Fan Writer
Claire Brialey

Best Fan Artist
Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Lev Grossman

You can also download a PDF with the Nominating and Final Ballot statistics.

If you missed the live stream, you can see the recorded stream at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16783348.

Convention Newsletter

You can now download our Convention Newsletter, "High Space Drifter", in PDF format (files are about 1.5 MB each):

Social Networks and More

You can easily follow us online. We've also provided standard tags for Twitter and Flickr - please use them to help share your convention experience.

  • We have a number of Twitter feeds:

  • We encourage you to use the following Twitter hashtags when talking about us:
    • #renosf is the main hashtag for Renovation - please use it!
    • #worldcon is a broader tag for Worldcon in general
    • #hugos specifically for Hugo comments and chat.

  • You can find us on Facebook and on LiveJournal.

Get in Touch

You can contact us by mail Renovation, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278, USA or by email at info@renovationsf.org. We also have a range of specific contact addresses for particular departments - see our contacts page for the full list.

Guess Who?
"There was the time I stayed up pretty much all night and watched an amazing light-show of a lightning storm on the horizon going on for hours on end while having some seriously intense and very funny conversations with some tired, slightly drunk writers and fans."

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Latest News

Aug 18, 2011 - You can now download our Convention Newsletter, "High Space Drifter", in PDF format, from the web site home page.

Aug 14, 2011 - read more about our gaming activities, including a Dominion tournament and Summit Arcane: a LARP set in the world of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.

Aug 14, 2011 - confirmed the schedule for Artist Alley.

Aug 14, 2011 - the Program Grid can now be downloaded.

Aug 14, 2011 - confirmed video streaming arrangements for the Hugo Award Ceremony.

Aug 14, 2011 - meet authors, artists and other professionals at our kaffeeklatsches and literary beers.

Aug 13, 2011 - check out the confirmed guest list for Stroll with the Stars, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. every morning during the convention.

Aug 10, 2011 - read more about some of the musicians who will be taking part in Music Night!

Aug 9, 2011 - WSFS Business Meeting materials are now available.

Aug 8, 2011 - Renovation to preview new feature film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Radio Free Albemuth, supported by Q&A with writer/director John Alan Simon.

Aug 8, 2011 - Renovation Announces Record Hugo Awards Voter Turnout!

Aug 6, 2011 - our Mobile app is now available for Android devices, version 2.1 and up.

Aug 5, 2011 - we've announced more details of our projected media, including our anime and cartoon showings.

Check here for a full site update and news history.