47th World Science Fiction Convention

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Noreascon 3, the 47th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Boston Park Plaza, and the Hynes Convention Center
Location(s)Boston, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 31–September 4, 1989
Attendance6,837
Filing statusnon-profit

The 47th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon 3 (or "... Three", or "... III"), was held August 31–September 4, 1989, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Boston Park Plaza, and the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[1]

The chairman was Mark L. Olson. The Guests of Honor were Andre Norton, Ian & Betty Ballantine (pro), and The Stranger Club (fan). Seven surviving members of the latter group—the first known science fiction club in the Boston area, and responsible for organizing Boskone I, New England's first science fiction convention, in 1941—attended, including Harry Stubbs (Hal Clement). Total attendance was 6,837, of 7,795 paid memberships.

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 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[2]


Hugo Awards[edit]

The 1989 Hugo Award base honored the 50th anniversary of both the 1939 New York World's Fair and the first Worldcon. The Fair's iconic Trylon and Perisphere were represented with the Hugo Award rocket taking the place of the 610 feet (190 m) tall Trylon spire.[3]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yarrow, Andrew L. (September 4, 1989). "Sci-Fi Fans Meet to Ponder Genre's Present". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 1, 2008). "How Tall Is The Hugo?". File 770. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "1989 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
46th World Science Fiction Convention
Nolacon II in New Orleans, United States (1988)
List of Worldcons
47th World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 3 in Boston, United States (1989)
Succeeded by
48th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFiction in The Hague, Netherlands (1990)