66th World Science Fiction Convention

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Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 66 Denvention 3 logo.png
Genre Science fiction
Venue Colorado Convention Center
Location(s) Denver, Colorado
Country USA
Inaugurated August 6–10, 2008
Filing status non-profit
Website
fanac.org/Denvention3

The 66th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention 3, was hosted in Denver, Colorado, USA on 6–10 August 2008, at the Colorado Convention Center and Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel). The organizing committee was chaired by Kent Bloom.[1] The attending membership at the convention was 3,751.[2]

Program and events[edit]

Guests[edit]

List of notable participants[edit]

In addition to the Guests of Honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the convention program.

Awards presented[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 and the Golden Duck Award, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[3]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

Worldcon site selection[edit]

At L.A.con IV, Denver won the right to host the 66th Worldcon, on the third ballot by 12 votes in one of the closest races in Worldcon site selection history.

The members of Denvention 3 selected Melbourne as the hosting city for the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Radford, Bill (2008-07-26). "Sci-fi writers, fans gear up for Worldcon". Colorado Springs Gazette. 
  2. ^ "Denvention 3: The 66th World Science Fiction Convention". Locus (Oakland, CA: Locus Publications) 61 (4): 8. October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2008 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
65th World Science Fiction Convention
Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan (2007)
List of Worldcons
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, USA (2008)
Succeeded by
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Anticipation in Montréal, Québec, Canada (2009)