53rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Intersection, the 53rd World Science Fiction Convention
53rd Worldcon logo.jpg
GenreScience fiction
Dates24–28 August 1995
VenueSEC Centre
Location(s)Glasgow
CountryScotland
Attendance6,524
Organized byWorldcon (Scotland) Ltd.
Filing statusNon-profit
WebsiteOfficial website

The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Intersection, was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 24–28 August 1995. The event was also the Eurocon. The venues for the 53rd Worldcon were the SEC Centre and the nearby Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Central and Crest Hotels.

The total registered membership of the convention was 6,524, of whom 4,173 physically attended. The organising committee was co-chaired by Vincent Docherty and Martin Easterbrook.

Programme and events[edit]

The front of the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Guests of Honour[edit]

Other guests[edit]

Notes[edit]

The British science fiction writer John Brunner died of a stroke on 25 August 1995, while attending Intersection.

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 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[1] [2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "1995 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
List of Worldcons
53rd World Science Fiction Convention
Intersection in Glasgow, UK (1995)
Succeeded by
54th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con III in Los Angeles, United States (1996)