49th World Science Fiction Convention

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Chicon V, the 49th World Science Fiction Convention
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GenreScience fiction
VenueHyatt Regency Chicago
Location(s)Chicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 29-September 2, 1991
Filing status501(c)(3) non-profit

The 49th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon V, was held August 29–September 2, 1991, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA.[1][2][3][4] The convention was chaired by Kathleen Meyer. Total attendance was reported as 5,661 members.


The Guests of Honor were Hal Clement, Martin H. Greenberg, and Richard Powers (pro); and Jon & Joni Stopa (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall.[5] Notable program participants included author Clive Barker and Timothy Leary.[6][7]


1991 Hugo Award

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.[8] [9]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kening, Dan (September 2, 1991). "Hugo Awards Honor Science Fiction`s Finest". Chicago Tribune. p. 10. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Brains Over Brawn Wins Hugo Award". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. September 3, 1991. p. 2A. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Kening, Dan (August 30, 1991). "Truth Is Stranger Than Science Fiction At This Convention". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Brotman, Barbara (September 2, 1991). "Universe Of The Mind: Sci-fi Convention A Party For The Misfits Who Run The World". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Kening, Dan (September 2, 1991). "Science-fiction Masqueraders Dress To Thrill". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Leurdijk, Anneke (August 30, 1991). "The World Of Science Fiction". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  7. ^ Voedisch, Lynn (August 30, 1991). "A stellar weekend: Area sci-fi fans look forward to far-out fun". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 41.
  8. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  9. ^ "1991 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  10. ^ "Bookmarks". Los Angeles Daily News. September 8, 1991. Retrieved February 10, 2010.

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Preceded by
48th World Science Fiction Convention
ConFiction in The Hague, Netherlands (1990)
List of Worldcons
49th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon V in Chicago, United States (1991)
Succeeded by
50th World Science Fiction Convention
MagiCon in Orlando, United States (1992)