23rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Loncon II, the 23rd World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 1965 London logo.jpg
Genre Science fiction
Venue Mount Royal Hotel
Location(s) London
Country England
Inaugurated 27–30 August 1965
Attendance 350
Filing status Non-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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Butler, Bill (3 September 1965). "Science Fiction: The Real People". The Spectator (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 (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. 
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

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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
in London, U.K. (1965)
Succeeded by
24th World Science Fiction Convention
Tricon in Cleveland, United States (1966)