41st World Science Fiction Convention

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ConStellation, the 41st World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Baltimore Convention Center
Location(s) Baltimore, Maryland
Country United States
Inaugurated September 1–5, 1983
Attendance 7,000
Filing status non-profit

The 41st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConStellation, was held September 1–5, 1983, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.[1] The chairman was Michael J. Walsh. Total attendance was approximately 7,000.[1]


The guests of honor were John Brunner (pro) and David A. Kyle (fan). The toastmaster was Jack L. Chalker. As part of the promotion for the film The Right Stuff, test pilot Chuck Yeager, astronaut Gordon Cooper, plus actors Veronica Cartwright, Scott Glenn, and Dennis Quaid appeared at ConStellation.


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.[1] Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Isaac Asimov Novel Wins a Hugo Award". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 6, 1983. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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Preceded by
40th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon IV in Chicago, United States (1982)
List of Worldcons
41st World Science Fiction Convention
in Baltimore, United States (1983)
Succeeded by
42nd World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con II in Anaheim, United States (1984)