23rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Loncon II, the 23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 1965 London logo.jpg
GenreScience fiction
Dates27–30 August 1965
VenueMount Royal Hotel
CountryUnited Kingdom
Filing statusNon-profit

The 23rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Loncon II, was held on 27–30 August 1965 at the Mount Royal Hotel in London, United Kingdom.[1] It was the second Worldcon to be held in London, following the original Loncon in 1957.[2]

The chairman was Ella Parker.


Attendance was approximately 350.[3]

Guests of Honour[edit]


The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[4] the oldest and most noteworthy award for science fiction. Selection of the recipients is by vote of the Worldcon members. Categories include novels and short fiction, artwork, dramatic presentations, and various professional and fandom activities.[4][5]

Other awards may be presented at Worldcon at the discretion of the individual convention committee. This has often included the national SF awards of the host country, such as the Japanese Seiun Awards as part of Nippon 2007,[6] and the Prix Aurora Awards as part of Anticipation in 2009. The Astounding Award for Best New Writer and the Sidewise Award, though not sponsored by the Worldcon, are usually presented, as well as the Chesley Awards, the Prometheus Award, and others.[6]

1965 Hugo Awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Butler, Bill (3 September 1965). "Science Fiction: The Real People". The Spectator. No. 7158. London. p. 5. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  2. ^ Hansen, Rob. "LONCON II (1965)". THEN: A History of UK Science Fiction Fandom (1930-1980).
  3. ^ Lynch, Richard (29 March 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  5. ^ Franklin, Jon (30 October 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Retrieved 15 March 2009.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
22nd World Science Fiction Convention
Pacificon II in Oakland, California, United States (1964)
List of Worldcons
23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Loncon II in London, UK (1965)
Succeeded by