62nd World Science Fiction Convention

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Noreascon 4, the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention
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"Lensman Family" logo for Noreascon 4
GenreScience fiction
Dates2–6 September 2004
VenueHynes Convention Center
Location(s)Boston, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
Attendance6,008
Organized byMassachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.
Filing status501(c)(3) non-profit
Websitenoreascon.org

The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon 4, was held on 2–6 September 2004 at the Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton Boston Hotel and Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[1]

The convention was organized by Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc., and the organizing committee was chaired by Deb Geisler.

Participants[edit]

Attendance was 6,008, out of 7,485 paid memberships.

Guests of Honor[edit]

Other participating writers[edit]

In addition to the guests of honor, notable science fiction writers participating to the convention included:

Awards[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]

2004 Hugo Awards[edit]

1954 Retro Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

Future site selection[edit]

The 65th World Science Fiction Convention was awarded to Nippon 2007 in the city of Yokohama, Japan. The convention was the first to be held in Asia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (2004-04-14). "Arts Briefing: Sci-Fi Nominees". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "2004 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

External links[edit]

Preceded by List of Worldcons
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 4 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2004)
Succeeded by