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
Organized byMassachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.
Filing status501(c)(3) non-profit

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.


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. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[2] [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]


  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. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ "2004 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.

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Preceded by
61st World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon 3 in Toronto, Canada (2003)
List of Worldcons
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 4 in Boston, United States (2004)
Succeeded by
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, UK (2005)