23rd World Science Fiction Convention

The 23rd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Loncon II, was held 27–30 August 1965 at the Mount Royal Hotel in London, United Kingdom.[1] It was the second Worldcon to be held in London, following the original Loncon in 1957.[2]

The chairman was Ella Parker. The guest of honour was Brian W. Aldiss. The toastmaster was Tom Boardman. Total attendance was approximately 350.[3]

Loncon II, the 23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 1965 London logo
GenreScience fiction
VenueMount Royal Hotel
Location(s)London
CountryEngland
Inaugurated27–30 August 1965
Attendance350
Filing statusNon-profit

Awards

The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[4]

Hugo Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ Butler, Bill (3 September 1965). "Science Fiction: The Real People". The Spectator (7158). London. p. 5. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  2. ^ Hansen, Rob. "LONCON II (1965)". THEN: A History of UK Science Fiction Fandom (1930-1980).
  3. ^ Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

External links

Preceded by
22nd World Science Fiction Convention
Pacificon II in Oakland, United States (1964)
List of Worldcons
23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Loncon II in London, UK (1965)
Succeeded by
24th World Science Fiction Convention
Tricon in Cleveland, United States (1966)
22nd World Science Fiction Convention

The 22nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pacificon II, was held September 4–7, 1964, at the Hotel Leamington in Oakland, California, United States.

Pacificon was combined with Westercon, the annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, sharing guests of honor and chairmen. The chairmen were J. Ben Stark and Al haLevy. The guests of honor were Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton (pro), and Forrest J Ackerman (fan). The toastmaster was Anthony Boucher. Total attendance was approximately 523.

24th World Science Fiction Convention

The 24th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Tricon, was held 1–5 September 1966 at the Sheraton-Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Officially, the convention was hosted by three cities in the region: Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, — hence the name "Tricon".

The three co-chairmen of that Worldcon each represented their city's fandom; they were Ben Jason of Cleveland, Howard DeVore of Detroit, and Lou Tabakow of Cincinnati. The guest of honor was L. Sprague de Camp and the toastmaster was Isaac Asimov. Total attendance at Tricon was approximately 850. Of special note: At Tricon, Gene Roddenberry premiered both pilot episodes, "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before", for his upcoming NBC TV series Star Trek.

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