65th World Science Fiction Convention

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Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 65 Nippon 2007 logo.png
GenreScience fiction
VenuePacifico Yokohama Convention Center
InauguratedAugust 30-September 3, 2007
Organized byJapanese Association for Science Fiction International Communication
Filing statusregistered non-profit
(English-language site)

Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and the 46th Annual Nihon SF Taikai, was held in Yokohama, Japan from 30 August - 3 September 2007, at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center and adjoining hotels. The organising committee was chaired by Hiroaki Inoue. The attendance at the convention totaled 2,788, including 1,578 Japanese members, and 1,210 foreign members.[1]

Nippon 2007 was the first Worldcon held in Asia.

Program and events[edit]

Guests of Honor[edit]

Guests of Honor at Nippon 2007 were:

Worldcon site selection[edit]

The members of Nippon 2007 selected Montreal as the hosting city for the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2009.[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. 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]

The base of the 2007 Hugo Award included a silhouette of Mount Fuji as a backdrop and a statue of the Japanese superhero Ultraman standing just taller than the iconic Hugo Award rocket.[5]

The Hugo Award nominations were announced on 28 March 2007.[6] A correction was issued a few days later when award officials were notified that a computing error had resulted in the film Pan's Labyrinth being left off the nomination list for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.[7]

Other awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Nippon 2007: The First Worldcon in Japan". Locus. Oakland, CA: Locus Publications. 59 (5): 7. November 2007.
  2. ^ Olson, Christopher (June 9, 2009). "The wait for Worldcon: World Science Fiction convention highlights Canadian SF". The Link. Retrieved September 8, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ "Hugo Awards für beste Science Fiction 2007 vergeben". Der Standard (in German). September 14, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
  5. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 1, 2008). "How Tall Is The Hugo?". File 770. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.nippon2007.us/hugo_nominees.php
  7. ^ http://www.nippon2007.us/hugo_correction_press_release.html

External links[edit]

Preceded by
64th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con IV in Anaheim, United States (2006)
List of Worldcons
65th World Science Fiction Convention
Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan (2007)
Succeeded by
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, United States (2008)