18th World Science Fiction Convention

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Pittcon, the 18th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Penn-Sheraton Hotel
Location(s) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Inaugurated September 3-5, 1960
Attendance 568

The 18th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pittcon, was held September 3–5, 1960, at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

The chairman was Dirce Archer. The guest of honor was James Blish. The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov.[1] Total attendance was 568.[2][3]

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.[4] Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.[5]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monahan, Kaspar (August 31, 1960). "Conclave Here To Declare War On Film BEMs; Science Fiction Fans Say 'Monster' Angle Overdone". Pittsburgh Press. p. 31. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "1960 - Pittcon". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ "1960 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
17th World Science Fiction Convention
Detention in Detroit, USA (1959)
List of Worldcons
18th World Science Fiction Convention
in Pittsburgh, USA (1960)
Succeeded by
19th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon in Seattle, USA (1961)