28th World Science Fiction Convention

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Heicon '70, the 28th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Stadthalle Heidelberg
Location(s) Heidelberg
Country West Germany
Inaugurated 20–24 August 1970
Attendance 620
Filing status non-profit

The 28th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Heicon '70, was held 20–24 August 1970 at the Stadthalle Heidelberg in Heidelberg, West Germany.

Manfred Kage eventually became Heicon's convention chairman, the last of more than a dozen fans who briefly held the position during the convention's rocky organizational period. The professional guests of honor were E. C. Tubb (UK), Robert Silverberg (US), and Herbert W. Franke (Germany). Elliot K. Shorter, the 1970 Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, was the fan guest of honor. The toastmaster was John Brunner. Total attendance was approximately 620.


The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented at Worldcon 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.[1]

Hugo Awards[edit]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 

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Preceded by
27th World Science Fiction Convention
St. Louiscon in St. Louis, United States (1969)
List of Worldcons
28th World Science Fiction Convention
Heicon '70 in Heidelberg, Germany (1970)
Succeeded by
29th World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon I in Boston, United States (1971)