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
Filing statusNon-profit

The 23rd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Loncon II, was held 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. The guest of honour was Brian W. Aldiss. The toastmaster was Tom Boardman. Total attendance was approximately 350.[3]


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. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[4]

Hugo Awards[edit]

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  1. ^ Butler, Bill (3 September 1965). "Science Fiction: The Real People". The Spectator (7158). London. p. 5. Retrieved 5 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hansen, Rob. "LONCON II (1965)". THEN: A History of UK Science Fiction Fandom (1930-1980).
  3. ^ Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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Preceded by
22nd World Science Fiction Convention
Pacificon II in Oakland, United States (1964)
List of Worldcons
23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Loncon II in London, UK (1965)
Succeeded by
24th World Science Fiction Convention
Tricon in Cleveland, United States (1966)