46th World Science Fiction Convention

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Nolacon II, the 46th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates1–5 September 1988
VenueMunicipal Auditorium
Location(s)New Orleans, Louisiana
CountryUnited States
Filing statusnon-profit

The 46th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Nolacon II, was held on 1–5 September 1988 at the Marriott, Sheraton, and International Hotels, and the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

The chairman was John H. Guidry.


Attendance was approximately 5,300.

Guests of Honor[edit]


The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[1] 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.[1][2]

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,[3] 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.[3][4]

1988 Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "1988 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2012-07-20.

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Preceded by List of Worldcons
46th World Science Fiction Convention
Nolacon II in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1988)
Succeeded by