36th World Science Fiction Convention

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The 36th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as IguanaCon II, was held 30 August – 4 September 1978 at the Hyatt Regency, Adams House, Phoenix Convention Center & Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The original committee chairman was Greg Brown, who served for the first eighteen months of the convention committee's existence; he was replaced for the final six months prior to the convention and during the convention itself by Tim Kyger. Gary Farber was the de facto vice-chairman as well as director of operations during the convention.

The guests of honor were Harlan Ellison (pro) and Bill Bowers (fan). Josef Nesvadba had been announced as the European guest of honor for IguanaCon, but he could not get travel papers and did not attend. The toastmaster was F. M. Busby. Total attendance was approximately 4,700.

Despite the name, this was the first "IguanaCon".


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. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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Preceded by
35th World Science Fiction Convention
SunCon in Miami Beach, USA (1977)
List of Worldcons
36th World Science Fiction Convention
in Phoenix, USA (1978)
Succeeded by
37th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon '79 in Brighton, UK (1979)