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
Genre Science fiction
Venue Hynes Convention Center
Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts
Country United States
Inaugurated September 2–6, 2004
Attendance 6008
Organized by Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.
Filing status 501(c)(3) non-profit
Website
noreascon.org

The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Noreascon 4, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts, from September 2–6, 2004.[1] The venues for the 62nd Worldcon were Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton Boston Hotel and Boston Marriott Copley Place. The convention was organized by Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc., and the organizing committee was chaired by Deb Geisler.

The convention had 7485 members, of whom 6008 actually attended the convention.

Program and events[edit]

Guests of Honor[edit]

The guests of honor were:

Worldcon 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.

Awards[edit]

A number of notable science fiction and fantasy awards were presented at Noreascon 4.[2] 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.[3]

2004 Hugo Awards[edit]

1954 Retrospective Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

List of participating writers[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (April 14, 2004). "Arts Briefing: Sci-Fi Nominees". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "News from Noreascon 4". Locus. September 8, 2004. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2004 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
61st World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon III in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2003)
List of Worldcons
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon IV in Boston, United States (2004)
Succeeded by
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, Scotland (2005)