2nd World Science Fiction Convention

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Chicon I, the 2nd World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Hotel Chicagoan
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois
Country United States
Inaugurated September 1-2, 1940
Attendance 128

2nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Chicon I, which was held September 1-2, 1940, at the Hotel Chicagoan in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The event had 128 participants.[1]

The guest of honor at the second Worldcon was E. E. "Doc" Smith. Also attending were Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, and Forrest J Ackerman. The event was chaired by Mark Reinsberg with Erle Korshak (secretary) and Bob Tucker (treasurer) as equal partners.[2] It was organized by fans Russ Hodgkins, T. Bruce Yerke, and Walt Daugherty.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Long List of World Science Fiction Conventions". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "1940 - Chicon I". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Frederik Pohl autobiography The Way the Future Was.

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Preceded by
1st World Science Fiction Convention
Nycon I in New York, USA (1939)
List of Worldcons
2nd World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon I in Chicago, USA (1940)
Succeeded by
3rd World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention I in Denver, USA (1941)