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The 1955 Worldcon held September 2-5 at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland. GoH: Isaac Asimov, FGoH: Sam Moskowitz (mystery GoH). Anthony Boucher was Toastmaster.

Co-chairmen: Nick Falasca and Noreen Falasca.
Treasurer: Ben P. Jason
General Services: Stephen F. Schultheis
Secretary: Honey Wood
Banquet Chairman: Frank S. Andrasovsky
And "any and all members of the Terrans"

The Special Mystery Guest was chosen by a poll of convention members — right on the Hugo ballot, there was an extra line to nominate a Mystery Guest. The winner of the Special Mystery Guest was not revealed (even to the honoree) until the first night of the convention. The Program book noted that "Mr. Boucher [the Toastmaster] will make the presentation of the Achievement Awards and identify the Mystery Guest."

The Clevention claimed a "first" by being the first Worldcon to have custom souvenirs, a commissioned Virgil Finlay drawing. In addition, a rotation plan, discussed in PR 3, was proposed to the WSFS Business Meeting.

This was also the year when the Hugos (still called the "Achievement Awards") were resurrected after the 1954 Worldcon, SFCon, had declined to run them. There was an expensive article on them in PR 2. See 1955 Hugo Results

See 1956 Site Selection results.

Bids: Cleveland in '55. See 1955 Site Selection results.

Sam Moskowitz' Clevention reminiscence from the Noreascon Three PB

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Hugos Bidding File770 Ansible Files (IA) Website

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