Best Meganovel

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Mar 25   01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Hilton Deansgate - Room 8&9
Tags:
Literature
Short fiction dominated the SF market in the 50s and 60s, which is why the Hugos have three awards for short fiction and only one for novels. But times have moved on, and some argue that not just novels but series are now the dominant literary form. A Hugo category for 'Best Series' has been proposed, for a work of "at least 3 volumes consisting of a total of at least 240,000 words [...] at least one of which was published in the previous calendar year". But is this practical? And if not, can the panel come up with an alternative?