33rd World Science Fiction Convention

The 33rd World Science Fiction Convention, called Aussiecon, was held in Melbourne, Australia, August 14–17, 1975, at the Southern Cross Hotel.

The guests of honour were Ursula K. Le Guin (pro), Susan Wood (fan), Mike Glicksohn (fan), and Donald Tuck (Australian). Aussiecon was significant in the development of cohesive Australian activity around science fiction and fantasy fandom. The chairman was Robin Johnson. The toastmaster was John Bangsund. Total attendance was 606.

Aussiecon, the 33rd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSouthern Cross Hotel
InauguratedAugust 14–17, 1975
Filing statusnon-profit


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.[1]

Hugo Awards

Other awards

See also


  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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Preceded by
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)
List of Worldcons
33rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon in Melbourne, Australia (1975)
Succeeded by
34th World Science Fiction Convention
MidAmeriCon Kansas City, United States (1976)
30th World Science Fiction Convention

The 30th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was L.A.con I, which was held in Los Angeles, California, US from 1 to 4 September 1972. The venue for 30th Worldcon was the International Hotel. The organising committee was co-chaired by Charles Crayne and Bruce Pelz.

The convention had 2,007 members, breaking the previous record of 1,600 set only one year earlier. The record was broken again a year later.

32nd World Science Fiction Convention

The 32nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Discon II, was held August 29–September 2, 1974, at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States.

The official co-chairmen were Jay and Alice Haldeman; Ron Bounds was the vice-chairman. The guests of honor were Roger Zelazny (pro) and Jay Kay Klein (fan). The toastmaster was Andrew J. Offutt. Total attendance was 3,587.

34th World Science Fiction Convention

The 34th World Science Fiction Convention carried the official name MidAmeriCon (abbreviated as MAC) and was held September 2–6, 1976, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, at the Radisson Muehlebach Hotel and nearby Phillips House hotel. The convention committee was chaired by Ken Keller, who had also chaired the "KC in '76" bid. There were 4200 registered members of the convention, of which 3014 actually attended.


Aussiecon is the name of several World Science Fiction Conventions held in Melbourne, Australia:

The 33rd World Science Fiction Convention, known as Aussiecon, or retrospectively as Aussiecon I, was held in 1975

The 43rd World Science Fiction Convention, known as Aussiecon Two, was held in 1985

The 57th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Aussiecon Three, was held in 1999

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Aussiecon Four, was held in 2010

Leigh Blackmore

Leigh (David) Blackmore (born 1959) is an Australian horror writer, critic, editor, occultist, musician and proponent of post-left anarchy. He was the Australian representative for the Horror Writers of America (1994–95) and served as the second President of the Australian Horror Writers Association (2010–2011). His work has been nominated four times for the Ditmar Award, once for fiction and three times for the William Atheling Jr. Award for criticism. [1]. He has contributed entries to such encyclopedias as S.T. Joshi and Stefan J. Dziemianowicz (eds) Supernatural Literature of the World (Greenwood Press, 2005, 3 vols) and June Pulliam and Tony Fonseca (eds), Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend (ABC-Clio, 2016).

According to The Melbourne University Press Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, "His name is now synonymous with Australian horror," and a Hodder & Stoughton press release stated that, "Leigh Blackmore is to horror what Glenn A. Baker is to rock and roll." [2].He has also been recognised as "one of the leading weird poets of our era," and has been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award.

Mike Glicksohn

Michael David Glicksohn, better known as Mike Glicksohn (May 20, 1946 – March 18, 2011) was a Canadian high school math teacher and the co-editor of the science fiction fanzine Energumen with his then-wife Susan Wood (Glicksohn). Energumen won the 1973 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, after having been nominated the two previous years Glicksohn was nominated for an individual Hugo in 1977.He was born May 20, 1946 in Portsmouth, England, and died March 18, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. He was a Guest of Honor at Aussiecon 1, the 33rd World Science Fiction Convention, in 1975.

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