64th World Science Fiction Convention

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L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueAnaheim Convention Center
Location(s)Anaheim, California
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 23–27, 2006
Organized bySouthern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI), Inc.
Filing status501(c)(3) non-profit

The 64th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), styled L.A.con IV, was held in Anaheim, California, United States, from August 23–27, 2006.[1] The venue for the 64th Worldcon was the Anaheim Convention Center and the nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels.[2] The organizing committee was chaired by Christian B. McGuire.

The total registered membership of the convention, based on preliminary post-con data reported by the committee, was 6,832, of which 5,913 physically attended. The members came from 23 different countries. By far the largest contingent was from the United States, followed by Canada, UK, Australia and Japan.

Program and events[edit]

Guests of Honor[edit]

The guests of honor were:

Worldcon site selection[edit]

The members of L.A.con IV (and Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon) selected the hosting city for the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2008.


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 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[3] [4]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

List of participating writers[edit]

In addition to the guests of honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goffard, Christopher (August 27, 2006). "Science Fiction's Convention of the Unconventional". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ Norton, Quinn (August 24, 2006). "Sci-Fi Geeks Trek to WorldCon". Wired. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ Maragos, Nich (January 3, 2006). "Video Games Given Special Category in 2006 Hugos". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 10, 2010.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, UK (2005)
List of Worldcons
64th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con IV in Anaheim, United States (2006)
Succeeded by
65th World Science Fiction Convention
Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan (2007)