47th World Science Fiction Convention

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Noreascon 3, the 47th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, and the Hynes Convention Center
Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts
Country United States
Inaugurated August 31–September 4, 1989
Attendance 6,837
Filing status non-profit

The 47th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon 3 (or "... Three", or "... III"), was held August 31–September 4, 1989, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, and the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.[1]

The chairman was Mark L. Olson. The Guests of Honor were Andre Norton, Ian & Betty Ballantine (pro), and The Stranger Club (fan). Seven surviving members of the latter group attended, including Harry Stubbs (Hal Clement). Total attendance was 6,837, of 7,795 paid memberships.

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.[2]

The 1989 Hugo Award base honored the 50th anniversary of both the 1939 New York World's Fair and the first Worldcon. The Fair's iconic Trylon and Perisphere were represented with the Hugo Award rocket taking the place of the 610 feet (190 m) tall Trylon spire.[3]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yarrow, Andrew L. (September 4, 1989). "Sci-Fi Fans Meet to Ponder Genre's Present". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 1, 2008). "How Tall Is The Hugo?". File 770. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1989 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
46th World Science Fiction Convention
Nolacon II in New Orleans, USA (1988)
List of Worldcons
47th World Science Fiction Convention
in Boston, USA (1989)
Succeeded by
48th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFiction in The Hague, Netherlands (1990)