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67th World Science Fiction Convention

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Genre  Science fiction
Country  Canada
Filing status  non-profit
Location(s)  Montréal, Québec
Inaugurated  6–10 August 2009
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Venue  Palais des congrès de Montréal

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Anticipation, was hosted in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 6–10 August 2009, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The organising committee was co-chaired by René Walling and Robbie Bourget.


Official guests of the 67th Worldcon were:

  • Neil Gaiman (Guest of Honour)
  • Elisabeth Vonarburg (Invitée d'honneur)
  • Taral Wayne (Fan Guest of Honour)
  • David Hartwell (Editor Guest of Honour)
  • Tom Doherty (Publisher Guest of Honour)
  • Julie Czerneda was Master of Ceremonies.
  • Anticipation was the fifth Worldcon to be held in Canada and the first one to be held in an officially French-speaking city.

    Anticipation also incorporated the annual Canvention, including the presentation of the Prix Aurora Awards.

    Anticipation was the first Worldcon to include a category for graphic story on the Hugo ballot. The category filled with six nominations due to a tie for fifth place.

    Awards presented

    A number of notable science fiction and fantasy awards were presented at Anticipation.

    Hugo 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. The 2009 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Seattle-based artist Dave Howell.

  • Best Novel: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Best Novella: "The Erdmann Nexus" by Nancy Kress
  • Best Novelette: "Shoggoths in Bloom" by Elizabeth Bear
  • Best Short Story: "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang
  • Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998–2008 by John Scalzi
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: WALL-E, story by Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter; screenplay by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon; directed by Andrew Stanton (Pixar/Walt Disney)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, written by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, directed by Joss Whedon
  • Best Professional Editor, Long Form: David G. Hartwell
  • Best Professional Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow
  • Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
  • Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal
  • Best Fanzine: Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima
  • Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan
  • Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
  • Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, color by Cheyenne Wright
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (not a Hugo Award): David Anthony Durham
  • Prix Aurora Awards

    The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, and fan activities from that year, and are awarded in both English and French.

  • Best Long Form: Marseguro, by Edward Willett
  • Meilleur livre: Les vents de Tammerlan, by Michèle Laframboise
  • Best Short Form: "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta", by Randy McCharles
  • Meilleure nouvelle: Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire, by Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Other, in English: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, editor
  • Meilleur ouvrage (autre): Solaris, Joël Champetier
  • Fanzine: The Original Universe, Jeff Boman, editor
  • Fan (Organizational): Randy McCharles (Chair of World Fantasy 2008)
  • Fan (Other): Joan Sherman for Heather Dale Concert (organizer)
  • Artistic Achievement: Looking for Group, by Lar deSouza
  • Sidewise Awards

    The Sidewise Award for Alternate History recognizes the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.

  • Long form: Chris Roberson, The Dragon's Nine Sons
  • Short form: Mary Rosenblum, "Sacrifice"
  • Future site selection

    The members of Anticipation selected Reno, Nevada, as the host city for the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, Renovation, to be held in 2011, and Raleigh, North Carolina, as the host city for the 10th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), ReConStruction, to be held in 2010, in uncontested elections. The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association selected Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the location of Canvention 2010 and the 30th Prix Aurora Awards.


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