What was previously a private nomination process for the Science Fiction Hall of Fame became a very public one this year.
The EMP Museum of Seattle, which is home to the genre’s hall of tribute, accepted nominations for this year’s class from the general public, instead of from a closed-off nomination committee, a first in the organization’s 20-year history. Participants were able to vote on their favorite science fiction and fantasy creators, including directors, actors, writers, animators and composers, as well as the creations themselves, including the genre’s finest movies, video games, books, graphic novels and more.
Although the 2016 nomination process officially closed yesterday, voting for the selected finalists opens on April 27—cast yours here. Final inductees will be chosen by a select panel of award-winning authors, artists, editors, publishers, and film professionals.