44th World Science Fiction Convention

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ConFederation, the 44th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Marriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia
Country United States
Inaugurated August 28-September 1, 1986
Attendance 5,811
Filing status 501(c)(3) non-profit

The 44th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConFederation, was held August 28 through September 1, 1986, at the Marriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.[1][2] The convention was co-chaired by Penny Frierson and Ron Zukowski. Total attendance for the convention was reported as 5,811 members.

Programming[edit]

The Guests of Honor were author Ray Bradbury (pro) and writer Terry Carr (fan). The toastmaster was Bob Shaw.

Awards[edit]

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.[3] Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[4]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Sue (September 4, 1986). "S-F Convention Proves Out of This World". Los Angeles Times. pp. 5–18. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "WorldCon attracts visitors even from Outer Indiana". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 29, 1986. p. C1. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1986 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Two in Melbourne, Australia (1985)
List of Worldcons
44th World Science Fiction Convention
in Atlanta, USA (1986)
Succeeded by
45th World Science Fiction Convention
Conspiracy '87 in Brighton, UK (1987)