27th World Science Fiction Convention

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St. Louiscon, the 27th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueChase Park Plaza Hotel
Location(s)St. Louis, Missouri
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 28-September 1, 1969
Organized byOzark Science Fiction Association
Filing statusnon-profit

The 27th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as St. Louiscon, was held August 28–September 1, 1969, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, under the auspices of OSFA, the Ozark Science Fiction Association.

The chairpersons were Ray Fisher and Joyce Fisher. The guests of honor were Jack Gaughan (professional) and Eddie Jones (fan artist). Jones, the Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, replaced Ted White. The toastmaster was Harlan Ellison. Total attendance was 1,534 from a registration exceeding 2,001, making it the largest Worldcon to that point in both regards.[1]


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 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ "The Long List of Hugo Awards, 1969". New England Science Fiction Association. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.

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Preceded by
26th World Science Fiction Convention
Baycon in Oakland, United States (1968)
List of Worldcons
27th World Science Fiction Convention
St. Louiscon in St. Louis, United States (1969)
Succeeded by
28th World Science Fiction Convention
Heicon '70 in Heidelberg, Germany (1970)