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63rd World Science Fiction Convention

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Genre  Science fiction
Country  Scotland
Attendance  4115
Location(s)  Glasgow
Inaugurated  4–8 August 2005
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Venue  Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was called Interaction, and was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4–8 August 2005. The event was also the Eurocon. The Venue for the 63rd Worldcon was the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) with the attached Clyde Auditorium (often called "The Armadillo") and Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Hilton Hotel.

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The total registered membership of the convention was 5202, of which 4115 physically attended. The members represented 35 different nationalities. By far the largest contingents were from the USA and the UK. The organising committee was co-chaired by Colin Harris and Vincent Docherty.

Guests

  • Guests of Honour:
  • Greg Pickersgill
  • Christopher Priest
  • Robert Sheckley
  • Lars-Olov Strandberg
  • Jane Yolen
  • Special guests
  • Alan Lee
  • Professor David Southwood.
  • Worldcon site selection

    Due to the changes in the World Science Fiction Society rules, which reduced the lead-time from three to two years, no Worldcon site selection took place at the 2005 Worldcon. The site for the 2007 Worldcon was decided at the 2004 Worldcon in Boston under the old three year lead-time rule. The site selection for the 2008 Worldcon, the first under the new two year lead-time rule, took place at the 2006 Worldcon in Los Angeles.

    Awards

    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.

    Hugo Awards

  • Best Novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Best Novella: The Concrete Jungle by Charles Stross
  • Best Novelette: The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link
  • Best Short Story: Travels with My Cats by Mike Resnick
  • Best Related Book: The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Incredibles, written & directed by Brad Bird
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: "33", Battlestar Galactica
  • Best Professional Editor: Ellen Datlow
  • Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns
  • Best Semiprozine: Ansible, edited by David Langford
  • Best Fanzine: Plokta, edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott
  • Best Fan Writer: David Langford
  • Best Fan Artist: Sue Mason
  • Best Web Site: SciFiction (SciFiction), edited by Ellen Datlow. Craig Engler, general manager
  • Other awards

  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Elizabeth Bear
  • Special Interaction Committee Award: David Pringle
  • List of participating writers and artists

    In addition to the guests of honour, notable participating science fiction and fantasy writers and artists included:

  • Brian Aldiss
  • Iain M. Banks
  • Stephen Baxter
  • Terry Brooks
  • Jim Burns
  • Susanna Clarke
  • Jonathan Clements
  • John Clute
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Greer Gilman
  • Simon Green
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Peter F. Hamilton
  • Harry Harrison
  • Robin Hobb
  • P. C. Hodgell
  • James P. Hogan
  • Tanya Huff
  • Ellen Kushner
  • Alan Lee
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Ian McDonald
  • Ken MacLeod
  • George R. R. Martin
  • China Miéville
  • Elizabeth Moon
  • Richard Morgan
  • John Picacio
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Robert Rankin
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • Justina Robson
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Delia Sherman
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Michael Swanwick
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Connie Willis
  • Frank Wu
  • References

    63rd World Science Fiction Convention Wikipedia


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