56th World Science Fiction Convention

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BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention
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Bucky, official convention mascot
Genre Science fiction
Venue Baltimore Convention Center
Location(s) Baltimore, Maryland
Country United States
Inaugurated August 5–9, 1998
Filing status 501(c)(3) non-profit
Website
bucconeer.worldcon.org

BucConeer was the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, on August 5–9, 1998.[1] The convention was held in the Baltimore Convention Center, as well as the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, the Omni Inner Harbor Baltimore (now the Wyndham), and the Baltimore Hilton and Towers.[2] The convention was chaired by Peggy Rae Pavlat.[3]

Guests of Honor[edit]

Special Guest[edit]

Information[edit]

Site selection[edit]

Philadelphia won the vote for the 59th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2001.

Program participants[edit]

Forrest J. Ackerman
Roger MacBride Allen
Kevin J. Anderson
Rebecca Moesta Anderson
Catherine Asaro
Pierce Askegren
Wayne Barlowe
William Barton
Stephen Baxter
Greg Bear
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
eluki bes shahar
Kent Brewster
David Brin
Charles N. Brown
Edward Bryant
Jim Burns
Pat Cadigan
Jack L. Chalker
David Cherry
Richard Chwedyk
Hal Clement
Brenda Clough
John Clute
Glen Cook
John G. Cramer
Julie E. Czerneda
Jack Dann
Ellen Datlow
Colleen Doran
Gardner Dozois
Andy Duncan
Julia Ecklar
Scott Edelman
Laurie Toby Edison

George Alec Effinger
Bob Eggleton
Jane Fancher
David Feintuch
Leslie Fish
Michael Flynn
Frank Kelly Freas
Esther Friesner
Craig Shaw Gardner
James Alan Gardner
Richard Garfinkle
Mike Glyer
Alexis Gilliland
Lee Gold
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Joe Haldeman
Elizabeth Hand
David G. Hartwell
Teddy Harvia (David Thayer)
Peter Heck
Howard V. Hendrix
P. C. Hodgell
Peter Jackson
Steve Jackson
Kij Johnson
Robert Jordan
James Patrick Kelly
John Kessel
Thomas Kidd
Lee Killough
Edward Kramer
Nancy Kress
David Kyle
Geoffrey A. Landis
Paul Levinson

Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Barry B. Longyear
Don Maitz
Barry N. Malzberg
George R. R. Martin
Shawna McCarthy
Wil McCarthy
Maureen F. McHugh
Ron Miller
Steve Miller
Elizabeth Moon
Chris Moore
James Morrow
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Larry Niven
Jody Lynn Nye
Kevin O'Donnell
Jerry Oltion
Fred Patten
Frederik Pohl
Andrew I. Porter
Jerry Pournelle
Melanie Rawn
Robert Reed
Laura Resnick
Mike Resnick
Jennifer Roberson
John Maddox Roberts
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Robert J. Sawyer
Darrell Schweitzer
Melissa Scott
Mark Shepherd

Josepha Sherman
Sharon Shinn
Susan Shwartz
Steven H Silver
Robert Silverberg
Joan Slonczewski
Dean Wesley Smith
Kristine Smith
Henry Spencer
Mary Stanton
Allen Steele
Sean Stewart
S. M. Stirling
Michael Swanwick
Cecilia Tan
Karen E. Taylor
Bjo Trimble
Harry Turtledove
Mary A. Turzillo
Gordon Van Gelder
James Van Pelt
Vernor Vinge
Lawrence Watt-Evans
Len Wein
Toni Weisskopf
Peter Weston
Ted White (author)
Sheila Williams
Walter Jon Williams
Jack Williamson
Connie Willis
John C. Wright
Janny Wurts
J. Steven York
Sarah Zettel

Committee[edit]

  • Convention Chair: Peggy Rae Pavlat

Division heads[edit]

  • Member Services: Michelle Smith-Moore
  • Facilities: Marty Gear
  • Programming: John Pomeranz
  • Events: Kent Bloom
  • Operations: Tom Veal
  • "Contents of Tables": Kathryn Daugherty
  • Exhibits: Barbara Lynn Higgins
  • Public Relations: Sam Lubell
  • "Strange Fannish Stuff": Marc Gordon

Bid[edit]

  • Chair: Hal Haag (1990–1991), Lance Oszko (1991–1993), Covert Beach (1993–1995)

Corporation[edit]

  • President: Covert Beach
  • Vice-Presidents: Lance Oszko, Marty Gear
  • Comptroller: Bob Macintosh
  • Treasurer: Thomas Horman
  • Recording Secretary: Thomas McMullan
  • Corresponding Secretary: Jul Owings

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. 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, are also presented each year at Worldcon.[1][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1998 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cowherd, Kevin (August 7, 1998). "A space for us; WorldCon science-fiction conventioneers bristle at the geeky stereotype". The Baltimore Sun. p. 1E. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Streitfeld, David (August 10, 1998). "Next Stop, Twilight Zone?". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
55th World Science Fiction Convention
LoneStarCon 2 in San Antonio, United States (1997)
List of Worldcons
56th World Science Fiction Convention
Bucconeer in Baltimore, United States (1998)
Succeeded by
57th World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Three in Melbourne, Australia (1999)