44th World Science Fiction Convention

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ConFederation, the 44th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates28 August–1 September 1986
VenueMarriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton
Location(s)Atlanta, Georgia
CountryUnited States
Filing status501(c)(3) non-profit

The 44th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConFederation, was held on 28 August–1 September 1986 at the Marriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[1][2]

The convention was co-chaired by Penny Frierson and Ron Zukowski.


Attendance was 5,811.

Guests of Honor[edit]


The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[3] the oldest and most noteworthy award for science fiction. Selection of the recipients is by vote of the Worldcon members. Categories include novels and short fiction, artwork, dramatic presentations, and various professional and fandom activities.[3][4]

Other awards may be presented at Worldcon at the discretion of the individual convention committee. This has often included the national SF awards of the host country, such as the Japanese Seiun Awards as part of Nippon 2007,[5] and the Prix Aurora Awards as part of Anticipation in 2009. The Astounding Award for Best New Writer and the Sidewise Award, though not sponsored by the Worldcon, are usually presented, as well as the Chesley Awards, the Prometheus Award, and others.[5][6]

1986 Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martin, Sue (1986-09-04). "S-F Convention Proves Out of This World". Los Angeles Times. pp. 5–18. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ "WorldCon attracts visitors even from Outer Indiana". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1986-08-29. p. C1. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  3. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "1986 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2013-10-11.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Two in Melbourne, Australia (1985)
List of Worldcons
44th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFederation in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1986)
Succeeded by