79th World Science Fiction Convention

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DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention
StatusUpcoming
GenreScience fiction
Date(s)August 25-29, 2021
VenueMarriott Wardman Park
Location(s)Washington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
WebsiteDisCon III

The 79th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Discon III, will take place in Washington, D.C. in 2021.

Site selection[edit]

The site of the convention was chosen by members of the 77th World Science Fiction Convention from the set of bids for hosting it.[1] As of July 2019, the following committees have announced bids for hosting the convention:[2]

Awards[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.[4]

The awards will be announced at the convention.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Bidding". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ "Worldcon Bids". Worldcon [Official]. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  3. ^ "DC in 2021". Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
78th World Science Fiction Convention
(2020)
List of Worldcons
79th World Science Fiction Convention
(2021)
Succeeded by
80th World Science Fiction Convention
(2022)