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
VenueColorado Convention Center
Location(s)Denver, Colorado
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 6–10, 2008
Filing statusnon-profit

The 66th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention 3, was hosted in Denver, Colorado, USA on 6–10 August 2008, at the Colorado Convention Center and Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel). The organizing committee was chaired by Kent Bloom.[1] The attending membership at the convention was 3,751.[2]

Program and events[edit]


List of notable participants[edit]

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

Awards presented[edit]

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.[3]

Hugo Awards[edit]

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.


  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. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ "2008 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
65th World Science Fiction Convention
Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan (2007)
List of Worldcons
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, United States (2008)
Succeeded by
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Anticipation in Montréal, Canada (2009)