5th World Science Fiction Convention

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Philcon I, the 5th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Penn-Sheraton Hotel
Location(s) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Inaugurated August 30 - September 1, 1947
Attendance ~200

The 5th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon I, was held 30 August – 1 September 1947 at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The chairman was Milton Rothman. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. L. Jerome Stanton served as Toastmaster.[1] Total attendance was approximately 200.


  1. ^ "1947 - Philcon I". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
4th World Science Fiction Convention
Pacificon I in Los Angeles, United States (1946)
List of Worldcons
5th World Science Fiction Convention
in Philadelphia, United States (1947)
Succeeded by
6th World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon I in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1948)