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49th World Science Fiction Convention

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Genre  Science fiction
Location(s)  Chicago, Illinois
Attendance  5,661
Venue  Hyatt Regency Chicago
Country  United States
49th World Science Fiction Convention
Inaugurated  August 29-September 2, 1991

The 49th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon V, was held August 29–September 2, 1991, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The convention was chaired by Kathleen Meyer. Total attendance was reported as 5,661 members.



The Guests of Honor were Hal Clement, Martin H. Greenberg, and Richard Powers (pro); and Jon & Joni Stopa (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall. Notable program participants included author Clive Barker and Timothy Leary.


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. 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, are also presented each year at Worldcon.

Hugo Awards

  • Best Novel: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Best Novella: "The Hemingway Hoax" by Joe Haldeman
  • Best Novelette: "The Manamouki" by Mike Resnick
  • Best Short Story: "Bears Discover Fire" by Terry Bisson
  • Best Non-Fiction Book: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: Edward Scissorhands
  • Best Professional Editor: Gardner Dozois
  • Best Professional Artist: Michael Whelan
  • Best Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown
  • Best Fanzine: Lan's Lantern, edited by George Laskowski
  • Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
  • Best Fan Artist: Teddy Harvia
  • Other awards

  • Special Award: Andrew I. Porter for many years of excellence in editing Science Fiction Chronicle
  • Special Award: Elst Weinstein for starting up and continuing the Hugos
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Julia Ecklar
  • References

    49th World Science Fiction Convention Wikipedia

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