31st World Science Fiction Convention

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Torcon II, the 31st World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Royal York Hotel
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
Inaugurated August 31-September 3, 1973
Attendance 2,900
Filing status non-profit

The 31st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Torcon II, was held August 31–September 3, 1973, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

The chairman was John Millard. The guests of honor were Robert Bloch (pro) and William Rotsler (fan). The toastmaster was Lester del Rey. Total attendance was approximately 2,900.


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, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coming Events". The Financial Post. July 28, 1973. p. 13. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1973 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 

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Preceded by
30th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.Con I in Los Angeles, United States (1972)
List of Worldcons
31st World Science Fiction Convention
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1973)
Succeeded by
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)