44th World Science Fiction Convention
|ConFederation, the 44th World Science Fiction Convention|
|Dates||August 28-September 1, 1986|
|Venue||Marriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton|
|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. The convention was co-chaired by Penny Frierson and Ron Zukowski. Total attendance for the convention was reported as 5,811 members.
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. 
- Best Novel: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- Best Novella: "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai" by Roger Zelazny
- Best Novelette: "Paladin of the Lost Hour" by Harlan Ellison
- Best Short Story: "Fermi and Frost" by Frederik Pohl
- Best Non-Fiction Book: Science Made Stupid by Tom Weller
- Best Dramatic Presentation: Back to the Future
- Best Professional Editor: –––– (award declined by Lester del Rey in the name of the recently deceased Judy-Lynn del Rey)
- Best Professional Artist: Michael Whelan
- Best Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown
- Best Fanzine: Lan's Lantern, edited by George Laskowski
- Best Fan Writer: Mike Glyer
- Best Fan Artist: Joan Hanke-Woods
- Martin, Sue (September 4, 1986). "S-F Convention Proves Out of This World". Los Angeles Times. pp. 5–18. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "WorldCon attracts visitors even from Outer Indiana". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 29, 1986. p. C1. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- "1986 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2013.