66th World Science Fiction Convention

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Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 66 Denvention 3 logo.png
GenreScience fiction
Dates6–10 August 2008
VenueColorado Convention Center
Location(s)Denver, Colorado
CountryUnited States
Attendance3,751
Filing statusnon-profit
Websitefanac.org/Denvention3

The 66th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention 3, was held on 6–10 August 2008 at the Colorado Convention Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, United States.

The organizing committee was chaired by Kent Bloom.[1]

Participants[edit]

Attendance was 3,751.[2]

Guests of Honor[edit]

[1]

Other participants[edit]

In addition to the Guests of Honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the convention program.

Awards[edit]

The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[3] the oldest and most noteworthy award for science fiction. Selection of the recipients is by vote of the Worldcon members. Categories include novels and short fiction, artwork, dramatic presentations, and various professional and fandom activities.[3][4]

Other awards may be presented at Worldcon at the discretion of the individual convention committee. This has often included the national SF awards of the host country, such as the Japanese Seiun Awards as part of Nippon 2007,[5] and the Prix Aurora Awards as part of Anticipation in 2009. The Astounding Award for Best New Writer and the Sidewise Award, though not sponsored by the Worldcon, are usually presented, as well as the Chesley Awards, the Prometheus Award, and others.[5]

2008 Hugo Awards[edit]

[6]

Other awards[edit]

Worldcon site selection[edit]

At L.A.con IV, Denver won the right to host the 66th Worldcon, on the third ballot by 12 votes in one of the closest races in Worldcon site selection history.

The members of Denvention 3 selected Melbourne as the hosting city for the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2010.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Radford, Bill (2008-07-26). "Sci-fi writers, fans gear up for Worldcon". Colorado Springs Gazette. Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  2. ^ "Denvention 3: The 66th World Science Fiction Convention". Locus. Oakland, CA: Locus Publications. 61 (4): 8. October 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "2008 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

External links[edit]

Preceded by List of Worldcons
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, Colorado, United States (2008)
Succeeded by