22nd World Science Fiction Convention

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Pacificon II, the 22nd World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 022 Pacificon II logo.jpg
Genre Science fiction
Venue Hotel Leamington
Location(s) Oakland, California
Country United States
Inaugurated September 4-7, 1964
Filing status Non-profit

The 22nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pacificon II, was held September 4-7, 1964, at the Hotel Leamington in Oakland, California, USA.

Pacificon was combined with Westercon, the annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, sharing guests of honor and chairmen. The chairmen were J. Ben Stark and Al haLevy. The guests of honor were Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton (pro), and Forrest J Ackerman (fan).[1] The toastmaster was Anthony Boucher. Total attendance was approximately 523.[2]

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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "They Call Her for Salty Dialogue". Los Angeles Times. December 28, 1965. p. D10. Retrieved March 7, 2011. "[Leigh Brackett] has been a pal of Ray Bradbury's for years, and with her husband was guest of honor at last year's World Science-Fiction Convention in Oakland" 
  2. ^ Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Glyer, Mike (March 28, 2014). "1964 Hugo Voting Stats Unearthed". File 770. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "AARON WYN, 69, PUBLISHER, DEAD; President of Paperback and Hardcover Concerns". The New York Times. November 5, 1967. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
21st World Science Fiction Convention
Discon I in Washington, D.C., USA (1963)
List of Worldcons
22nd World Science Fiction Convention
in Oakland, USA (1964)
Succeeded by
23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Loncon II in London, UK (1965)