11th World Science Fiction Convention

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Philcon II, the 11th World Science Fiction Convention
BellevueStratford.jpg
The Bellevue Stratford Hotel
Genre Science fiction
Venue Bellevue-Stratford Hotel
Location(s) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Inaugurated September 5–7, 1953
Attendance 750
Filing status non-profit

The 11th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon II, was held in September 1953 at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.[1][2] It was the first Worldcon to present the Hugo Awards. The supporting organization was the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The guest of honor was Willy Ley.[3][4] The chairman was Milton A. Rothman, replacing the late James A. Williams.[5] Isaac Asimov was toastmaster.[1][6]

Awards[edit]

Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Journey to Moon Beckons World Science Fiction Meet". The Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. September 5, 1953. p. 12. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fiction Fans Talk Science". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 6, 1953. p. 2A. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Science-Fiction Fans Meet in Philadelphia". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. September 5, 1953. p. 6. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Space Fans, Scientists To Discuss Trip to Moon". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. September 5, 1953. p. 20. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "James A. Williams". The New York Times. March 24, 1953. p. 31. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "19533 - 11th Worldcon". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ "1953 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
10th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon II in Chicago, United States (1952)
List of Worldcons
11th World Science Fiction Convention
Philcon II in Philadelphia, United States (1953)
Succeeded by
12th World Science Fiction Convention
SFCon in San Francisco, United States (1954)