Noreascon

The 1971 Worldcon, and first in Boston, Noreascon was held September 2-6 at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. GoH: Clifford D. Simak, FGoH: Harry Warner, Jr. Robert Silverberg was Toastmaster. Chaired by Tony Lewis.

As a gesture of friendship to Canadian fans, Noreascon translated the Hugo ballot into French and sent that to all Canadians. There was also a Russian version of the ballot.

Bidders: Boston in 71. See 1971 Site Selection results (note that this was the first Worldcon chosen with a 2-year lead time.)

1971 Hugo results, 1973 Site Selection results.

Read Tony Lewis' reminiscence of the convention.

The banquet was recorded and Bill Desmond produced a pair of vinyl records from them. The contents have been digitized and are available:

http://www.mcfi.org/noreascon1/N1HugoBanquetside1.mp3 (IA) part 1

* Initial Introduction by Tony Lewis
* Remarks by Toastmaster Robert Silverberg
* First Fandom Hall of Fame Award presented by Lester del Rey to John W. Campbell, accepted by his daughter Philinda Campbell Hammond

http://www.mcfi.org/noreascon1/N1HugoBanquetside2.mp3 (IA) part 2

* TAFF Delegate Mario Bosnyak
* BoSh Fund Delegate Bob Shaw
* Pat Terry Award presented by Gordon Dickson to Ron Goulart, accepted by Terry Carr
* Big Heart Award presented by Forrest J. Ackerman to C. L. Barrett, accepted by Lou Tabakow
* Remarks by Robert Silverberg

http://www.mcfi.org/noreascon1/N1HugoBanquetside3.mp3 (IA) part 3

* Fan Guest of Honor Harry Warner, Jr.
* Pro Guest of Honor Clifford D. Simak

http://www.mcfi.org/noreascon1/N1HugoBanquetside4.mp3 (IA) part 4

* 1971 Hugo Awards, presented by Isaac Asimov

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