50th World Science Fiction Convention

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The 50th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as MagiCon, was held 3–7 September 1992 at the Peabody Hotel and The Clarion Hotel, and the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The chairman was Joe Siclari; Becky Thomson was vice-chairman. The Guests of Honor were Jack Vance (pro), Vincent Di Fate (artist), and Walter A. Willis (fan). The toastmaster was Spider Robinson; Mike Resnick acted as Toastmaster for the Meet-the-Pros party. Total attendance was 5,319, of 6,368 paid memberships.


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]

The 1992 Hugo Award base included a black stone backdrop featuring an astronomical scene hand-painted by base designer Phil Tortoricci. The base included orange grating from Cape Canaveral's Pad 29, launch site of America's first successful space satellite, Explorer I.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 1, 2008). "How Tall Is The Hugo?". File 770. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1992 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 

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Preceded by
49th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon V in Chicago USA (1991)
List of Worldcons
50th World Science Fiction Convention
in Orlando, USA (1992)
Succeeded by
51st World Science Fiction Convention
ConFrancisco in San Francisco, USA (1993)