33rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Aussiecon, the 33rd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSouthern Cross Hotel
InauguratedAugust 14–17, 1975
Filing statusnon-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. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[1]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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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)