33rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Aussiecon, the 33rd World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Southern Cross Hotel
Location(s) Melbourne
Country Australia
Inaugurated August 14–17, 1975
Attendance 606
Filing status non-profit

The 33rd World Science Fiction Convention, called Aussiecon, was held in Melbourne, Australia, August 14–17, 1975, at the Southern Cross Hotel.

The guests of honour were Ursula K. Le Guin (pro), Susan Wood (fan), Mike Glicksohn (fan), and Donald Tuck (Australian). Aussiecon was significant in the development of cohesive Australian activity around science fiction and fantasy fandom. The chairman was Robin Johnson. The toastmaster was John Bangsund. Total attendance was 606.


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.[1]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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Preceded by
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)
List of Worldcons
33rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon in Melbourne, Australia (1975)
Succeeded by
34th World Science Fiction Convention
MidAmeriCon Kansas City, United States (1976)