63rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention
63rd Worldcon logo.png
GenreScience fiction
VenueScottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Inaugurated4–8 August 2005
Organized byUK 2005 Ltd.

The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was called Interaction, and was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4–8 August 2005. The event was also the Eurocon. The Venue for the 63rd Worldcon was the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) with the attached Clyde Auditorium (often called "The Armadillo") and Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Hilton Hotel.

The total registered membership of the convention was 5202, of which 4115 physically attended. The members represented 35 different nationalities. By far the largest contingents were from the US and the UK. The organising committee was co-chaired by Colin Harris and Vincent Docherty.

Programme and events[edit]


Worldcon site selection[edit]

Due to the changes in the World Science Fiction Society rules, which reduced the lead-time from three to two years, no Worldcon site selection took place at the 2005 Worldcon. The site for the 2007 Worldcon was decided at the 2004 Worldcon in Boston under the old three year lead-time rule. The site selection for the 2008 Worldcon, the first under the new two year lead-time rule, took place at the 2006 Worldcon in Los Angeles.


The Clyde Auditorium with the main SECC building behind it

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.[1] [2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

List of participating writers and artists[edit]

Hugo 2005 winners

In addition to the guests of honour, notable participating science fiction and fantasy writers and artists included:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "2005 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 4 in Boston, United States (2004)
List of Worldcons
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, UK (2005)
Succeeded by
64th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con IV in Anaheim, United States (2006)