43rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Aussiecon Two, the 43rd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSouthern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels
Inaugurated22–26 August 1985
Filing statusnon-profit

The 43rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Aussiecon Two, was held 22–26 August 1985 at the Southern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels in Melbourne, Australia. The convention was chaired by David Grigg. Total attendance was reported as 1,599 members.

The Guests of Honor were Gene Wolfe (pro) and Ted White (fan).


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.
  2. ^ Mehren, Elizabeth (November 3, 1985). "The Book Trade". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Fox, Margalit (November 14, 2006). "Jack Williamson, 98, an Author Revered in Science Fiction Field, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2010. In 1985, Mr. Williamson received a Hugo Award for his memoir, “Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction” (Bluejay Books, 1984).

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Preceded by
42nd World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con II in Anaheim, United States (1984)
List of Worldcons
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Two in Melbourne, Australia (1985)
Succeeded by
44th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFederation in Atlanta, United States (1986)