| Science fiction|
September 5–7, 1953
| United States|
| Bellevue-Stratford Hotel|
The 11th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon II, was held in September 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the first Worldcon to present the Hugo Awards. The supporting organization was the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The guest of honor was Willy Ley. The chairman was Milton A. Rothman, replacing the late James A. Williams. Isaac Asimov was toastmaster.
The convention was held in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the hotel that became famous in 1976 as the site of infection for Legionnaires' disease.
11th World Science Fiction Convention Wikipedia
Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction:Best Novel: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester [Galaxy January, February, March 1952; Shasta, 1951]
Best Professional Magazine: (tie)
Astounding Science Fiction edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Galaxy Science Fiction edited by H. L. Gold
Best Cover Artist: (tie)
Best Interior Illustrator: Virgil Finlay
Excellence in Fact Articles: Willy Ley
Best New SF Author or Artist: Philip José Farmer
#1 Fan Personality: Forrest J. Ackerman