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53rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Genre  Science fiction
Country  Scotland
Attendance  6,524
Location(s)  Glasgow
Inaugurated  August 24–28, 1995
53rd World Science Fiction Convention

Venue  Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Intersection, was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 24–28 August 1995. The event was also the Eurocon. The venues for the 53rd Worldcon were the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and the nearby Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Central and Crest Hotels.


The total registered membership of the convention was 6524, of which 4173 physically attended. The organising committee was co-chaired by Vincent Docherty and Martin Easterbrook.

Guests of Honour

  • Samuel R. Delany (Writer)
  • Gerry Anderson (Media)
  • Les Edwards (Artist)
  • Vin¢ Clarke (Fan)
  • Other guests

  • Mike Jittlov was Special Guest.
  • Diane Duane and Peter Morwood were Toast Mr & Mrs (the Toastmaster role).
  • Awards

    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: Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Best Novella: "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" by Mike Resnick
  • Best Novelette: "The Martian Child" by David Gerrold
  • Best Short Story: "None So Blind" by Joe Haldeman
  • Best Non-Fiction Book: I.Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: "All Good Things..." - Star Trek: The Next Generation Written by Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga and directed by Winrich Kolbe
  • Best Professional Editor: Gardner Dozois
  • Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns
  • Best Original Art Work: Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Brian Froud and Terry Jones
  • Best Semiprozine: Interzone edited by David Pringle
  • Best Fanzine: Ansible edited by Dave Langford
  • Best Fan Writer: David Langford
  • Best Fan Artist: Teddy Harvia
  • Other awards

  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Jeff Noon
  • References

    53rd World Science Fiction Convention Wikipedia