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53rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Intersection, the 53rd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates24–28 August 1995
VenueSEC Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organized byWorldcon (Scotland) Ltd.
Filing statusNon-profit
WebsiteOfficial website

The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Intersection, was held on 24–28 August 1995 at the SEC Centre and the nearby Moat House Hotel in Glasgow, United Kingdom. [1] Evening social events also took place at the Central and Crest Hotels.

The organising committee was co-chaired by Vincent Docherty and Martin Easterbrook.

The convention was the first Worldcon to be held in Scotland and was also the 1995 Eurocon.

The front of the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.


Attendance was 4,173, out of 6,524 paid memberships.

Guests of Honour[edit]


The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[2] 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.[2][3]

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,[4] 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.[4][5]

1995 Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]


The British science fiction writer John Brunner died of a stroke on 25 August 1995, while attending the convention. [6]

A Channel 4 magazine programme about the event and Science Fiction in Scotland, ‘Beam Me Up, Scotty!’, was filmed at the convention and presented by Craig Charles. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "News article 'The Alien Invasion'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  3. ^ Franklin, Jon (30 October 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  5. ^ "1995 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  6. ^ "The John Brunner Archive". University of Liverpool. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Beam Me Up, Scotty!". Ganymede TV. Retrieved 1 January 2022.

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Preceded by List of Worldcons
53rd World Science Fiction Convention
Intersection in Glasgow, UK (1995)
Succeeded by