40th World Science Fiction Convention

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The 40th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon IV, was held September 2–6, 1982 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The chairmen were Ross Pavlac and Larry Propp; Larry Smith and Bob Hillis were vice-chairmen. The guests of honor were A. Bertram Chandler (pro), Frank Kelly Freas (pro), and Lee Hoffman (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall. Total attendance was 4,275.

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

At Chicon IV, the Hugo Awards were made of a lucite rocket on a wooden base. This is the only time lucite was used for the award.

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
39th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention Two in Denver, USA (1981)
List of Worldcons
40th World Science Fiction Convention
in Chicago, USA (1982)
Succeeded by
41st World Science Fiction Convention
ConStellation in Baltimore, USA (1983)