13th World Science Fiction Convention

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Clevention, the 13th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Manger Hotel
Location(s) Cleveland, Ohio
Country United States
Inaugurated September 2-5, 1955
Attendance 380
Filing status non-profit

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.[1]

Awards[edit]

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.[2] Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1955 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
12th World Science Fiction Convention
SFCon in San Francisco, USA (1954)
List of Worldcons
13th World Science Fiction Convention
in Cleveland, USA (1955)
Succeeded by
14th World Science Fiction Convention
NYCon II in New York, USA (1956)