42nd World Science Fiction Convention

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L.A.con II, the 42nd World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center
Location(s) Anaheim, California
Country United States
Inaugurated August 30–September 3, 1984
Attendance 8,365
Filing status non-profit

The 42nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as L.A.con II, was held August 30–September 3, 1984, at the Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA.

The chairmen were Craig Miller and Milt Stevens. The Guests of Honor were Gordon R. Dickson (pro) and Dick Eney (fan). Robert Bloch was the Toastmaster for the Hugo Ceremony, and Jerry Pournelle was the Master of Ceremonies for the Other Awards Ceremony. Total attendance was 8,365, a record and the largest to date.

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]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

  • Special Award:
    • Larry T. Shaw for lifetime achievement as a science fiction editor
    • Robert Bloch for fifty years as a science fiction professional

Notable events[edit]

At the convention Robert Heinlein appeared, continuing his campaign to encourage science fiction fans to make blood donations.

A.E. Van Vogt appeared at the convention.

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
41st World Science Fiction Convention
ConStellation in Baltimore, USA (1983)
List of Worldcons
42nd World Science Fiction Convention
in Anaheim, USA (1984)
Succeeded by
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Two in Melbourne, Australia (1985)