43rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Aussiecon Two, the 43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Southern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels
Location(s) Melbourne
Country Australia
Inaugurated 22–26 August 1985
Attendance 1,599
Filing status non-profit

The 43rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Aussiecon Two, was held 22–26 August 1985 at the Southern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels in Melbourne, Australia. The convention was chaired by David Grigg. Total attendance was reported as 1,599 members.

The Guests of Honor were Gene Wolfe (pro) and Ted White (fan).


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, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[1]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mehren, Elizabeth (November 3, 1985). "The Book Trade". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Fox, Margalit (November 14, 2006). "Jack Williamson, 98, an Author Revered in Science Fiction Field, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2010. In 1985, Mr. Williamson received a Hugo Award for his memoir, “Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction” (Bluejay Books, 1984). 

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Preceded by
42nd World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con IV in Anaheim, USA (1984)
List of Worldcons
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
in Melbourne, Australia (1985)
Succeeded by
44th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFederation in Atlanta, USA (1986)