64th World Science Fiction Convention

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L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention
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Genre Science fiction
Venue Anaheim Convention Center
Location(s) Anaheim, California
Country USA
Inaugurated August 23-27, 2006
Attendance 5,913
Organized by Southern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI), Inc.
Filing status 501(c)(3) non-profit
Website
laconiv.org

The 64th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), styled L.A.con IV, was held in Anaheim, California, United States, from August 23-27, 2006.[1] The venue for the 64th Worldcon was the Anaheim Convention Center and the nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels.[2] The organizing committee was chaired by Christian B. McGuire.

The total registered membership of the convention, based on preliminary post-con data reported by the committee, was 6,832, of which 5,913 physically attended. The members came from 23 different countries. By far the largest contingent was from the USA, followed by Canada, UK, Australia and Japan.

Program and events[edit]

Guests of Honor[edit]

The guests of honor were:

Worldcon site selection[edit]

The members of L.A.con IV (and Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon) selected the hosting city for the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2008.

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.[3][4]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

List of participating writers[edit]

In addition to the guests of honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the program.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goffard, Christopher (September 3, 2012). "Science Fiction's Convention of the Unconventional". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Norton, Quinn (August 24, 2006). "Sci-Fi Geeks Trek to WorldCon". Wired. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2006 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Maragos, Nich (January 3, 2006). "Video Games Given Special Category in 2006 Hugos". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, UK (2005)
List of Worldcons
64th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con IV in Anaheim, USA (2006)
Succeeded by
65th World Science Fiction Convention
Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan (2007)