52nd World Science Fiction Convention

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ConAdian, the 52nd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates1–5 September 1994
VenueWinnipeg Convention Centre
Location(s)Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Filing statusNon-profit
WebsiteOfficial website (archive)

The 52nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConAdian, was held on 1–5 September 1994 at the Crowne Plaza, Place Louis Riel, and Sheraton hotels, and the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[1]

The chairman was John Mansfield.


Attendance was approximately 3,570.

Guests of Honour[edit]



The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[3] 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.[3][4]

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,[5] 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.[5][6]

1994 Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]


ConAdian was the first Worldcon with its own official website.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calling All Aliens: Winnipeg Draws Worldwide Gathering of Sci-Fi Fans". Grand Forks Herald. 1994-08-31. p. 1A. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  2. ^ Mietkiewicz, Henry (1994-08-29). "Sci-fi novelist's efforts range far beyond Pern Anne McCaffrey visits Toronto". Toronto Star. p. C6. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "1994 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. 2009-08-09. Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  7. ^ "ConFrancisco (Worldcon 1993)". San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2011-03-05.

External links[edit]

Preceded by List of Worldcons
52nd World Science Fiction Convention
ConAdian in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1994)
Succeeded by