61st World Science Fiction Convention

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Torcon 3, the 61st World Science Fiction Convention
61st Worldcon logo.png
Genre Science fiction
Venue Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
Inaugurated August 28-September 1, 2003
Organized by Toronto World Science Fiction Convention in 2003
Filing status Non-profit
Website
torcon3.info

Torcon 3 was the 61st World Science Fiction Convention, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 28-September 1, 2003. The convention was held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as well as the Fairmont Royal York and Crowne Plaza (now the InterContinental Toronto Centre) hotels. Torcon 3 was also the site of the 2003 Canvention.

Guests[edit]

Awards[edit]

The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given 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][2] This was the first time that the 'Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form' and 'Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form' awards were presented as separate categories.

Hugo Awards[edit]

John W. Campbell Award[edit]

Prix Aurora Awards[edit]

  • Best Long-Form Work in English: Permanence by Karl Schroeder
  • Best Long-Form Work in French: Le Revenant de Fomalhaut by Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Best Short-Form Work in English: "Ineluctable" by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Best Short-Form Work in French: "La Guerre sans temps", Sylvie Bérard
  • Best Work in English (Other): Be VERY Afraid! by Edo van Belkom
  • Artistic Achievement: Mel Vavaroutsos
  • Fan Achievement (Publication): Made in Canada Newsletter, Don Bassie, ed. [webzine]
  • Fan Achievement (Organizational): Georgina Miles (Toronto Trek 16)
  • Fan Achievement (Other): Jason Taniguchi, one-man SF parody shows

Information[edit]

Site selection[edit]

Two site selection votes were held at Torcon 3.

Notable program participants[edit]

(in addition to guests of honor listed above)

Committee[edit]

  • Chair: Peter Jarvis
  • Vice-chair: Ken Smookler

Division heads[edit]

  • Programming: Terry Fong
  • Finance/Legal: Larry Hancock, Ken Smookler
  • Facilities: Murray Moore
  • Operations: Robbie Bourget
  • Events: Kathryn Grimbly-Bethke
  • Exhibits: Elaine Brennan
  • Communications: Michelle Boyce
  • Administration: Kent Bloom
  • Member Services: Lance Sibley

Board of directors[edit]

  • President: Ken Smookler
  • Directors: Peter Jarvis, Larry Hancock, Murray Moore, Jody Dix, Linda Ross-Mansfield, Hope Leibowitz

Bid[edit]

  • Bid Chair: Larry Hancock

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2003 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lee, Cynthia (August 31, 2003). "GTA writer wins sci-fi prize". Toronto Star. p. A.02. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
60th World Science Fiction Convention
ConJose in San Jose, California, USA (2002)
List of Worldcons
61st World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon 3 in Toronto, Canada (2003)
Succeeded by
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 4 in Boston, USA (2004)