53rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Intersection, the 53rd World Science Fiction Convention
53rd Worldcon logo.jpg
Genre Science fiction
Venue Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Location(s) Glasgow
Country Scotland
Inaugurated August 24-28, 1995
Attendance 6,524
Organized by Worldcon (Scotland) Ltd.
Filing status Non-profit
Website
Official website

The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Intersection, was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 24-28 August 1995. The event was also the Eurocon. The venues for the 53rd Worldcon were the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and the nearby Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Central and Crest Hotels.

The total registered membership of the convention was 6524, of which 4173 physically attended. The organising committee was co-chaired by Vincent Docherty and Martin Easterbrook.

Programme and events[edit]

The front of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow Scotland.

Guests of Honour[edit]

Other guests[edit]

Notes[edit]

The British science fiction writer John Brunner died of a stroke on 25 August 1995, while attending Intersection.

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.[1] Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
52nd World Science Fiction Convention
ConAdian in Winnipeg, Canada (1994)
List of Worldcons
53rd World Science Fiction Convention
in Glasgow, Scotland (1995)
Succeeded by
54th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A. Con III in Los Angeles, USA (1996)