Detcon1

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Detcon1
Detcon 1 logo.jpg
convention logo
Status Active
Genre Science fiction/Fantasy
Venue Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Location(s) Detroit, Michigan
Country United States
Inaugurated 2014
Filing status 501(c)(3)
Website
detcon1.org

Detcon1 is the 11th occasional North American Science Fiction Convention.[1] It will be held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 17–20, 2014, in the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. This NASFiC was scheduled because London, England, was selected as the location for the 2014 Worldcon.

Guests of honor[edit]

Information[edit]

Site selection[edit]

After "London in 2014" was selected as the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2014 (as "LonCon 3" in London, England), the WSFS Business Meeting directed that a written ballot election be held at LoneStarCon 3, the then-upcoming Worldcon in San Antonio, Texas, to select a NASFiC site for 2014.

Detroit's bid was certified as the winner with 231 votes over a Phoenix bid that garnered 210 votes.[4] Detroit needed at least 223 votes to win in the first round, based on the total of 453 valid votes cast.[5] Minneapolis, None of the Above, and Gnawbone, Indiana, each received single write-in votes.[5]

Committee[edit]

  • Chair: Tammy Coxen
  • Treasurer: Don Wenzel
  • Operations: David Stein
  • Programming: Kim Kofmel

Awards[edit]

Detcon1 announced in January 2014 that it will be hosting the Golden Duck Awards, juried awards that are presented by Super-Con-Duck-Tivity to recognize excellence in children’s and young adult science fiction. Detcon1 will also present its own Member's Choice Awards for Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction. Any member of the public can nominate for the awards; members will vote to select among the top nominees.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Long List of NASFiCs". WSFS Long List Committee. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Glyer, Mike (September 1, 2013). "DetCon 1 Names Guests". File 770. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Silver, Steven H (September 1, 2013). "Detcon 1". SF Site. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 31, 2013). "2014 NASFiC Result". File 770. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Spokane Wins 2015 Worldcon On Third Ballot; Detroit Wins 2014 NASFiC On First Round" (PDF). La Estrella Solitaria (San Antonio, TX: LoneStarCon 3). September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ DeNardo, John (January 9, 2014). "Detcon1 Announces the Detcon1 Awards for Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction". SF Site. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
10th North American Science Fiction Convention
ReConStruction in Raleigh, NC, USA (2010)
List of NASFiCs
11th North American Science Fiction Convention
Detcon1 in Detroit, MI, USA (2014)
Succeeded by
12th North American Science Fiction Convention
To Be Announced