38th World Science Fiction Convention

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Noreascon Two, the 38th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Sheraton-Boston Hotel and Hynes Civic Auditorium
Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts
Country United States
Inaugurated August 29–September 1, 1980
Attendance 5,850
Organized by Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.
Filing status non-profit

The 38th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon Two, was held August 29–September 1, 1980, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel and Hynes Civic Auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The supporting organization was Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.

The chairman was Leslie Turek. The guests of honor were Damon Knight (pro), Kate Wilhelm (pro), and Bruce Pelz (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg.[1] Total attendance was approximately 5,850.


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]

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  1. ^ Ettlin, David Michael (September 4, 1980). "A Close Encounter With Sci-Fi Fans". Los Angeles Times. p. I5. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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Preceded by
37th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon '79 in Brighton, UK (1979)
List of Worldcons
38th World Science Fiction Convention
in Boston, United States (1980)
Succeeded by
39th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention Two in Denver, United States (1981)