44th World Science Fiction Convention

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ConFederation, the 44th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
DatesAugust 28-September 1, 1986
VenueMarriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton
Location(s)Atlanta, Georgia
CountryUnited States
Attendance5,811
Filing status501(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. 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.[3] [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. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ "1986 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2013.

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, USA (1986)
Succeeded by
45th World Science Fiction Convention
Conspiracy '87 in Brighton, UK (1987)