Worldcon

The World Science Fiction Convention is the principal annual gathering of science fiction fandomfandom's family reunion. Officially sponsored by the the World Science Fiction Society, it bestows the Hugo Awards.

The Worldcon has been held each year since 1939 (except during 1942–1945 World War II), and moves to a different city each year. While most of the conventions occur in the United States, the event has also been hosted by Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and the Netherlands.

It is an entirely volunteer-run effort.

# Name Dates Location Attendance (attending/total)
1 Nycon I 2-4 July 1939 New York 200
2 Chicon I 1-2 Sep 1940 Chicago 128
3 Denvention I 4-6 Jul 1941 Denver 90
War years 1942-1945
4 Pacificon I 30 Aug-1 Sep 1946 Los Angeles 130
5 Philcon I 30 Aug-1 Sep 1947 Philadelphia 200
6 Torcon I 3-5 Jul 1948 Toronto 200
7 Cinvention 3-5 Sep 1949 Cincinnati 190
8 NorWesCon 1-4 Sep 1950 Portland 400
9 Nolacon I 1-3 Sep 1951 New Orleans 190
10 Chicon II 30 Aug-1 Sep 1952 Chicago 870 / 1,175
11 11th Worldcon 5-7 Sep 1953 Philadelphia 750
12 SFCon 3-6 Sep 1954 San Francisco 700
13 Clevention 2-5 Sep 1955 Cleveland 380
14 NyCon II 31 Aug-3 Sep 1956 New York 850
15 Loncon I 6-9 Sep 1957 London 268
16 Solacon 29 Aug-1 Sep 1958 Los Angeles 322 / 601
17 Detention 4-7 Sep 1959 Detroit 371
18 Pittcon 3-5 Sept 1960 Pittsburgh 568
19 Seacon 2-4 Sep 1961 Seattle 300
20 Chicon III 31 Aug-3 Sep 1962 Chicago 730 / 830
21 Discon I 31 Aug-2 Sep 1963 Washington, D.C. 600
22 Pacificon II 4-7 Sep 1964 Oakland 523
23 Loncon II 27-30 Aug 1965 London 350
24 Tricon 1-5 Sep 1966 Cleveland 850
25 Nycon 3 31 Aug-4 Sep 1967 New York 1,500
26 Baycon 29 Aug-2 Sep 1968 Berkeley 1,430
27 St. Louiscon 28 Aug-1 Sep 1969 St. Louis 1,534
28 Heicon '70 20-24 Aug 1970 Heidelberg, Germany 620
29 Noreascon I 2-6 Sep 1971 Boston 1,600
30 L.A.Con I 1-4 Sep 1972 Los Angeles 2,007
31 Torcon II 31 Aug-3 Sep 1973 Toronto 2,900
32 Discon II 29 Aug-2 Sep 1974 Washington, D.C. 3,587
33 Aussiecon One 14-17 Aug 1975 Melbourne 606
34 MidAmeriCon 2-6 Sep 1976 Kansas City 3,014 / 4,200
35 SunCon 2-5 Sep 1977 Miami Beach 3,240
36 IguanaCon II 30 Aug-4 Sep 1978 Phoenix 4,700
37 Seacon '79 23-26 Aug 1979 Brighton 3,114
38 Noreascon Two 29 Aug-1 Sep 1980 Boston 5,850
39 Denvention Two 3-7 Sep 1981 Denver 3,792
40 Chicon IV 2-6 Sep 1982 Chicago 4,275
41 ConStellation 1-5 Sep 1983 Baltimore 6,400
42 L.A.con II 30 Aug-3 Sep 1984 Los Angeles 8,365 / 9,282
43 Aussiecon Two 22-26 Aug 1985 Melbourne 1,599
44 ConFederation 28 Aug-1 Sep 1986 Atlanta 5,811
45 Conspiracy '87 27 Aug-1 Sep 1987 Brighton 4,009 / 5,425
46 Nolacon II 1-5 Sep 1988 New Orleans 5,300
47 Noreascon 3 31 Aug-4 Sep 1989 Boston 6,837 / 7,795
48 ConFiction 23-27 Aug 1990 The Hague 3,580
49 Chicon V 29 Aug-2 Sep 1991 Chicago 5,661
50 MagiCon 3-7 Sep 1992 Orlando 5,319 / 6,368
51 ConFrancisco 2-6 Sep 1993 San Francisco 6,602 / 7,725
52 ConAdian 1-5 Sep 1994 Winnipeg 3,570
53 Intersection 24-28 Aug 1995 Glasgow 4,173/ 6,524
54 L.A.con III 29 Aug-2 Sep 1996 Los Angeles 6,703
55 LoneStarCon 2 28 Aug-1 Sep 1997 San Antonio 4,634 / 5,614
56 BucConeer 5-9 Aug 1998 Baltimore 6,572
57 Aussiecon Three 2-6 Sep 1999 Melbourne 1,548 / 2,872
58 Chicon 2000 31 Aug-4 Sep 2000 Chicago 5,794 / 6,574
59 The Millennium Philcon 30 Aug-3 Sep 2001 Philadelphia 4,840 / 6,269
60 ConJosé 29 Aug-2 Sep 2002 San Jose 5,162 / 5,916
61 Torcon 3 28 Aug-1 Sep 2003 Toronto 3,834 / 4,986
62 Noreascon 4 2-6 Sep 2004 Boston 6,008 / 7,485
63 Interaction 4-8 Aug 2005 Glasgow 4,115 / 5,202
64 L.A.con IV 23-27 Aug 2006 Los Angeles 5,738 / 6,291
65 Nippon 2007 30 Aug-3 Sep 2007 Yokohama 3,348 / 5,149
66 Denvention 3 6-10 Aug 2008 Denver 3,752 / 4,854
67 Anticipation 6-10 Aug 2009 Montreal 3,925 / 4,499
68 Aussiecon 4 2-6 Sep 2010 Melbourne 2,101 / 3,462
69 Renovation 17-21 Aug 2011 Reno 4,112 / 5,526
70 Chicon 7 30 Aug-3 Sep 2012 Chicago 4,743 / 6,197
71 LoneStarCon 3 29 Aug-2 Sep 2013 San Antonio 4,832 / 6,130
72 Loncon 3 14-18 Aug 2014 London 6,946 / 10,718
73 Sasquan 19-23 Aug 2015 Spokane 5,077 / 11,742
74 MidAmeriCon 2 Aug 17-21 2016 Kansas City 4,719 / 7,740
75 Helsinki Aug 9-13 2017 Helsinki
76 Worldcon 76 Aug 16-20 2018 San Jose
77 Dublin 2019 Aug 15-19 2019 Dublin

See also: Worldcon Proceedings.

External links:
http://www.worldcon.org
http://www.smofinfo.com/LL/TheLongList.html
http://fanac.org/worldcon/


The one, the only, annual world science fiction convention at which the Hugos are given out. As a service mark "Worldcon" should always be capitalized. Technically it may not be necessary for Worldcons held before it was made a service mark, but why split hairs?

Dr. Gafia

Tag Cloud: See also the Fancyclopedia 3 tag cloud for Worldcon.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
The chief annual gathering of fans is usually designated as an "International Convention."

See Convention.