67th World Science Fiction Convention

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Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention
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Genre Science fiction
Venue Palais des congrès de Montréal
Location(s) Montréal, Québec
Country Canada
Inaugurated 6–10 August 2009
Filing status non-profit

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Anticipation, was hosted in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 6–10 August 2009, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.[1] The organising committee was co-chaired by René Walling and Robbie Bourget.[2]

Official guests of the 67th Worldcon were:[2]

Anticipation was the fifth Worldcon to be held in Canada and the first one to be held in an officially French-speaking city.[5][6]

Anticipation also incorporated the annual Canvention, including the presentation of the Prix Aurora Awards.

Anticipation was the first Worldcon to include a category for graphic story on the Hugo ballot. The category filled with six nominations due to a tie for fifth place.

Awards presented[edit]

A number of notable science fiction and fantasy awards were presented at Anticipation.[7]

Hugo Awards[edit]

The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.[3][8] The 2009 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Seattle-based artist Dave Howell.[9]

Prix Aurora Awards[edit]

The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, and fan activities from that year, and are awarded in both English and French.[10]

  • Best Long Form: Marseguro, by Edward Willett[11]
  • Meilleur livre: Les vents de Tammerlan, by Michèle Laframboise
  • Best Short Form: "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta", by Randy McCharles
  • Meilleure nouvelle: Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire, by Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Other, in English: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, editor
  • Meilleur ouvrage (autre): Solaris, Joël Champetier
  • Fanzine: The Original Universe, Jeff Boman, editor
  • Fan (Organizational): Randy McCharles (Chair of World Fantasy 2008)
  • Fan (Other): Joan Sherman for Heather Dale Concert (organizer)
  • Artistic Achievement: Looking for Group, by Lar deSouza

Sidewise Awards[edit]

The Sidewise Award for Alternate History recognizes the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.

Future site selection[edit]

The members of Anticipation selected Reno, Nevada, as the host city for the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, Renovation, to be held in 2011, and Raleigh, North Carolina, as the host city for the 10th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), ReConStruction, to be held in 2010, in uncontested elections.[12] The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association selected Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the location of Canvention 2010 and the 30th Prix Aurora Awards.


  1. ^ "Alien-loving humans invade Montreal!". CTV Montreal. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Olson, Christopher (9 June 2009). "The wait for Worldcon: World Science Fiction convention highlights Canadian SF". The Link. Retrieved 8 September 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b Flood, Alison (11 August 2009). "Neil Gaiman wins Hugo award". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Lalumière, Claude (8 August 2009). "People at Anticipation". The Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Surridge, Matthew (31 July 2009). "Anticipating Gaiman: science fiction fans to gather in Montreal for Worldcon". The Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Jessica (8 August 2009). "Canadian science fiction writers taking their place on the world stage". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Glyer, Mike (31 July 2009). "Anticipation's Cavalcade of Awards". File 770. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Thill, Scott (10 August 2009). "2009 Hugo Awards Honor Gaiman, Dr. Horrible, More". Wired. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  9. ^ Lalumière, Claude (10 August 2009). "The Hugo Awards". The Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 13 August 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  10. ^ Lalumière, Claude (8 August 2009). "Anticipation, day 2: From editors to Auroras and beyond". The Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Edward Willett wins sci-fi award". Canwest News Service. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  12. ^ Silver, Steven H (11 August 2009). "Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011". SF Site. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, United States (2008)
List of Worldcons
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Anticipation in Montréal, Canada (2009)
Succeeded by
68th World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Four in Melbourne, Australia (2010)