60th World Science Fiction Convention

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ConJosé, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention
60th Worldcon logo.jpg
Genre Science fiction
Venue McEnery Convention Center
Fairmont San José
Hilton San José & Towers
Location(s) San José, California
Country United States
Inaugurated August 20-September 2, 2002
Filing status Non-profit
This article is about the 2004 World Science Fiction Convention, held in San José, California. For the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention, also to be held in San José, see 76th World Science Fiction Convention.

ConJosé was the 60th World Science Fiction Convention, held in San José, California on August 29-September 2, 2002.[1] The convention was held in the McEnery Convention Center, as well as the Fairmont San José and the Hilton San José & Towers.[2] ConJosé was co-chaired by Tom Whitmore and Kevin Standlee and organized under the auspices of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions.

Guests of Honor for ConJosé were writer Vernor Vinge, artist David Cherry, fans Jan and Bjo Trimble, and the imaginary Ferdinand Feghoot. Tad Williams served as toastmaster.


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. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.[2]

Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]


Site selection[edit]

Glasgow won the vote for the 65th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2005, as the only bid that filed.

Program participants[edit]

Special appearance[edit]

Patrick Stewart made a special appearance at ConJose. He talked about upcoming films Star Trek Nemesis and X-Men 2, as well as his experiences on Star Trek: The Next Generation.



  • Tom Whitmore
  • Kevin Standlee
    • Vice Chair/Controller: Cindy Scott
    • Vice Chair/Deliverables Manager: Craige Howlett

Division heads[edit]

  • Events: John Blaker
  • Exhibits: Larry Smith
  • Facilities: David Gallaher, Nancy Cobb
  • Fairy Godfather: David W. Clark
  • Hospitality: Geri Sullivan
  • Member Services: Elaine Brennan
  • Programming: Kathryn Daugherty
  • Publications: Bob Daverin, Brenda Daverin
  • Support Services: Tony Cratz


  • Kevin Standlee, bid chair

The "Coup"[edit]

In late 2001 and early 2002, some members of the SFSFC board expressed dissatisfaction about the progress made to date by convention management. It was proposed that the board remove Tom Whitmore as convention chair. The board decided to compromise by naming Tom Whitmore and Kevin Standlee as co-chairs of the convention.

Notable events[edit]

At the Hugo Awards presentation, Arthur C. Clarke gave a speech via direct video link from his home in Sri Lanka.

There was a Goth dance as well as a rock and roll dance at the convention (they took place on different nights).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'Worldcon' science fiction convention arrives in San Jose this weekend". Monterey Herald. August 29, 2002. p. GO34. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "2002 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
59th World Science Fiction Convention
Millennium Philcon in Philadelphia, USA (2001)
List of Worldcons
60th World Science Fiction Convention
ConJose in San Jose, California, USA (2002)
Succeeded by
61st World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon 3 in Toronto, Canada (2003)