39th World Science Fiction Convention

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Denvention II, the 39th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Denver Hilton Hotel
Location(s) Denver, Colorado
Country United States
Inaugurated September 3–7, 1981
Attendance 3,792
Filing status non-profit

The 39th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention II, was held September 3–7, 1981, at the Denver Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colorado, United States.

The chairmen were Suzanne Carnival and Don C. Thompson. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro), C. L. Moore (pro), and Rusty Hevelin (fan). Extra special guest was Robert Heinlein who had been the guest of honor at the 1941 Worldcon, the first to be held in Denver. The toastmaster was Ed Bryant. Total attendance was 3,792.


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]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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Preceded by
38th World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon Two in Boston, United States (1980)
List of Worldcons
39th World Science Fiction Convention
in Denver, United States (1981)
Succeeded by
40th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon IV in Chicago, United States (1982)