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10th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 10th World Science Fiction Convention was held on Labor Day weekend from August 30 - September 1, 1952 at the Morrison Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Unlike most Worldcons before or since, it never had an official name other than "10th World Science Fiction Convention," as both the convention's issued membership card and program book clearly stated. Of all Worldcons to date, only the 11th in Philadelphia, 1953, shared this same lack of a formal convention title. The phrases "Tenth Anniversary World Science Fiction Convention" (TAWSFiC) and "Tenth Anniversary Science Fiction Convention" (TASFiC, likely a simple linotype error, as "World" is missing) were each used in some of this Worldcon's pre-convention materials; but the phrase's acronyms "TAWSFiC" and "TASFiC" were never used officially by Chicago at that time. However, the 10th Worldcon was frequently referred to by many of its members as Chicon II, so dubbed for the previous Chicago Worldcon, Chicon, held in 1940; this nickname proved so popular that the convention became known by that unofficial name in science fiction fandom's lore and written histories. The convention chair was Julian C. May (later also known as Judy
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11th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 11th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon II, was held in September 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the first Worldcon to present the Hugo Awards. The supporting organization was the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The guest of honor was Willy Ley. The chairman was Milton A. Rothman, replacing the late James A. Williams. Isaac Asimov was toastmaster. The convention was held in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the hotel that became famous in 1976 as the site of infection for Legionnaires' disease. Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction:
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12th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 12th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as SFCon, was held September 3-6, 1954, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA. The chairmen were Lester Cole and Gary Nelson. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding magazine. Total attendance was approximately 700.
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13th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 13th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Clevention, was held on September 2–5, 1955, at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The chairmen were Nick and Noreen Falasca. The guests of honor were Isaac Asimov (pro) and Sam Moskowitz (mystery GoH). Total attendance was approximately 380. This was the first convention at which the Hugo Awards were established as an annual feature; the first awards had been given out two years before, at Philcon II in 1953. 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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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14th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 14th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NyCon II or NEWYORCON, was held August 31–September 3, 1956, at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, New York, USA. The chairman was David A. Kyle. The Guest of Honor was Arthur C. Clarke. The toastmaster was Robert Bloch. Total attendance was approximately 850. 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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. It was at this Worldcon that a group of fans (including Bob Tucker, Boyd Raeburn, Dick Eney, Ron Ellik and Ted White) who had not paid the $7 fee for the convention banquet chose to sit in the balcony and listen to the Guest of Honor speeches. Convention chair Kyle had a messenger tell the "Balcony Insurgents" that Kyle had said they could not sit there. Since almost every fan who wrote about the convention reported the incident, "Dave Kyle Says You Can't Sit Here" became a fannish catchphrase. The primary bid for the 15th World Science Fiction Convention was for London. This would be the first Worldcon outside North America, and
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15th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 15th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Loncon I, was held 6–9 September 1957 at the King's Court Hotel in London, England. It was the first Worldcon held outside North America. The chairman was Ted Carnell. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding magazine. Total attendance was 268. Events included a "fancy dress ball" on the evening of Friday, September 6th. 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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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16th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 16th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Solacon, was held August 29–September 1, 1958, at the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA. Solacon was physically in Los Angeles, but (by mayoral proclamation) technically in South Gate, California, to fulfill their bid slogan of "South Gate in '58." Superfan Rick Sneary had a cardboard sign at this convention that read "We'll do it again in 2010" that he carried to numerous future Worldcons. His death in 1990 laid that dream to rest and the 2010 Worldcon happened in Melbourne, Australia. The chairman was Anne S. Moffatt. The guest of honor was Richard Matheson. The toastmaster was Anthony Boucher. Total attendance was 322. 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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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17th World Science Fiction Convention

  • Part of conference series: Worldcon
The 17th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Detention, was held September 4–7, 1959, at the Pick Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The chairmen were Roger Sims and Fred Prophet. The guests of honor were Poul Anderson (pro) and John Berry (fan). The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov "...with the assistance of Robert Bloch". Total attendance was 371. 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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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