8th World Science Fiction Convention

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NorWesCon, the 8th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Multnomah Hotel
Location(s) Portland, Oregon
Country United States
Inaugurated September 1–4, 1950
Attendance ~400

The 8th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NorWesCon, was held September 1–4, 1950, at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland, Oregon, United States. The supporting organization was the Portland Science-Fantasy Society.[1] The chairman was Donald B. Day.[2]

The guest of honor was Anthony Boucher. The toastmaster, listed as the "Entertainment Master of Ceremonies", was Theodore Sturgeon.[2] Total attendance was approximately 400. Special note: an advance preview screening of George Pal's science fiction film Destination Moon was held at a nearby local theater for NorWesCon members.

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  1. ^ "Science-Fantasy Club Eyes World Convention". Eugene Register-Guard. September 27, 1949. p. 3. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "1950 - NorWesCon". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

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Preceded by
7th World Science Fiction Convention
Cinvention in Cincinnati, United States (1949)
List of Worldcons
8th World Science Fiction Convention
in Portland, United States (1950)
Succeeded by
9th World Science Fiction Convention
Nolacon in New Orleans, United States (1951)