31st World Science Fiction Convention

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Torcon II, the 31st World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueRoyal York Hotel
Location(s)Toronto, Ontario
CountryCanada
InauguratedAugust 31-September 3, 1973
Attendance2,900
Filing statusnon-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.

Awards[edit]

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]

The 31st Worldcon was the first one in which the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer was awarded.

See also[edit]

References[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 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ "1973 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.

External links[edit]

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
Torcon II in Toronto, Canada (1973)
Succeeded by
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)