29th World Science Fiction Convention

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Noreascon I, the 29th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Sheraton-Boston Hotel
Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts
Country United States
Inaugurated September 2–6, 1971
Attendance 1,600
Filing status non-profit

The 29th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Noreascon I, was held September 2–6, 1971, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

The chairman was Tony Lewis. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro) and Harry Warner, Jr. (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 1,600.

The convention is mentioned in the preface to The Ringworld Engineers for the MIT students who pointed out that the Ringworld would be unstable.


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. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.[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
28th World Science Fiction Convention
Heicon '70 in Heidelberg, Germany (1970)
List of Worldcons
29th World Science Fiction Convention
in Boston, United States (1971)
Succeeded by
30th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.Con I in Los Angeles, United States (1972)