45th World Science Fiction Convention

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Conspiracy '87, the 45th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Metropole Hotel and The Brighton Centre
Location(s) Brighton
Country England
Inaugurated 27 August–1 September 1987
Attendance 4,009
Filing status non-profit

The 45th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Conspiracy '87, was held 27 August–1 September 1987 at the Metropole Hotel and The Brighton Centre in Brighton, England.

The initial chairman was Malcolm Edwards, who had to scale back his involvement several months before the con, and was succeeded by Paul Oldroyd with the title of "Coordinator", later recognised as chairman. The toastmaster was Brian W. Aldiss. Total attendance was 4,009, out of 5,425 paid memberships.

Guests of honor[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. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[1]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
44th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFederation in Atlanta, US (1986)
List of Worldcons
45th World Science Fiction Convention
in Brighton, England (1987)
Succeeded by
46th World Science Fiction Convention
Nolacon II in New Orleans, US (1988)