36th World Science Fiction Convention

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IguanaCon II, the 36th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueHyatt Regency Phoenix, Adams House, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Location(s)Phoenix, Arizona
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 30–September 4, 1978
Filing statusnon-profit

The 36th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as IguanaCon II, was held August 30–September 4, 1978, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Adams House, Phoenix Convention Center, and Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Despite the name, this was the first "IguanaCon".

The original committee chairman was Greg Brown, who served for the first eighteen months of the convention committee's existence; he was replaced for the final six months prior to the convention and during the convention itself by Tim Kyger. Gary Farber was the de facto vice-chairman as well as director of operations during the convention.

The guests of honor were Harlan Ellison (pro) and Bill Bowers (fan). Josef Nesvadba had been announced as the European guest of honor for IguanaCon, but he could not get travel papers and did not attend. The toastmaster was F. M. Busby. Total attendance was approximately 4,700.


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.[1]

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

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Preceded by
35th World Science Fiction Convention
SunCon in Miami Beach, United States (1977)
List of Worldcons
36th World Science Fiction Convention
IguanaCon II in Phoenix, United States (1978)
Succeeded by
37th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon '79 in Brighton, UK (1979)