32nd World Science Fiction Convention

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Discon II, the 32nd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSheraton Park Hotel
Location(s)Washington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 29–September 2, 1974
Filing statusnon-profit

The 32nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Discon II, was held August 29–September 2, 1974, at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States.

The official co-chairmen were Jay and Alice Haldeman; Ron Bounds was the vice-chairman. The guests of honor were Roger Zelazny (pro) and Jay Kay Klein (fan). The toastmaster was Andrew J. Offutt. Total attendance was 3,587.


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 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  2. ^ "Briefs On The Arts". The New York Times. September 11, 1974. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 'Sleeper' Comedy Gets Hugo Award Woody Allen's "Sleeper," a comedy set 200 years in the future, has won the Hugo Award as the best film presentation of 1973.

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Preceded by
31st World Science Fiction Convention
Torcon II in Toronto, Canada (1973)
List of Worldcons
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)
Succeeded by
33rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon One in Melbourne, Australia (1975)