Nycon II

The 1956 Worldcon and second in New York, Nycon II was held August 31-September 3 at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City. GoH: Arthur C. Clarke. Robert Bloch was Toastmaster. Chairman: David A. Kyle.

Officially known as "NEWYORCON" but — in the words of a report at the time "The fans wouldn't have it" — and it has been NYCon II since.

This is the Worldcon of the mini-Exclusion Act where "Dave Kyle says you can't sit here.". This was also the place where the Worldcon Banner was created by Dave Kyle and Jean Carroll — The convention's hotel, the Biltmore, had a flag pole outside where it would fly a banner for conventions it was holding, and Kyle thought it would be a good idea for WSFS to have one.

Competing bids: New York in 1956. See 1956 Site Selection results.

1956 Hugo Results. This was just the third time the Hugos were awarded, and chairman Dave Kyle reports that Hugo voting was "done haphazardly at the convention." 1957 Site Selection results.

Dave Kyle's reminiscence of NyCon II from the Noreascon Three PB.

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