40th World Science Fiction Convention

The 40th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon IV, was held September 2–6, 1982, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The chairmen were Ross Pavlac and Larry Propp; Larry Smith and Bob Hillis were vice-chairmen. The guests of honor were A. Bertram Chandler (pro), Frank Kelly Freas (pro), and Lee Hoffman (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall. Total attendance was 4,275. Other notable attendees included Muppets creator Jim Henson and actor Jeff Pomerantz.[1]

Chicon IV, the 40th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueHyatt Regency Chicago
Location(s)Chicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
InauguratedSeptember 2–6, 1982
Attendance4,275
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.[2]

Hugo Awards

At Chicon IV, the Hugo Awards were made of a lucite rocket on a wooden base. This is the only time lucite was used for the award.

Other awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "Looping Chicagoland". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL: Tribune Publishing. September 3, 1982. pp. 1–20. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ Galvan, Manuel (September 7, 1982). "Science-fiction awards given to out-of-this-world writers". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL: Tribune Publishing. pp. 1–16. Retrieved March 7, 2015.

External links

Preceded by
39th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention Two in Denver, United States (1981)
List of Worldcons
40th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon IV in Chicago, United States (1982)
Succeeded by
41st World Science Fiction Convention
ConStellation in Baltimore, United States (1983)
39th World Science Fiction Convention

The 39th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention II, was held September 3–7, 1981, at the Denver Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colorado, United States.

The chairmen were Suzanne Carnival and Don C. Thompson. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro), C. L. Moore (pro), and Rusty Hevelin (fan). Extra special guest was Robert Heinlein who had been the guest of honor at the 1941 Worldcon, the first to be held in Denver. The toastmaster was Ed Bryant. Total attendance was 3,792.

41st World Science Fiction Convention

The 41st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConStellation, was held September 1–5, 1983, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The chairman was Michael J. Walsh. Total attendance was approximately 7,000.

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