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13th World Science Fiction Convention

The 13th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Clevention, was held on September 2–5, 1955, at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Clevention, the 13th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueManger Hotel
Location(s)Cleveland, Ohio
CountryUnited States
InauguratedSeptember 2–5, 1955
Filing statusnon-profit

The chairmen were Nick and Noreen Falasca. The guests of honor were Isaac Asimov (pro) and Sam Moskowitz (mystery GoH). Total attendance was approximately 380.

This was the first convention at which the Hugo Awards were established as an annual feature; the first awards had been given out two years before, at Philcon II in 1953.[1]



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. The 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 (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[2][1]

The 11th Worldcon was the first one in which Hugo Awards were awarded. The 12th convention did not continue the tradition, but since the 13th convention, Hugo Awards have been a permanent fixture of Worldcons.

Hugo AwardsEdit


  1. ^ a b "1955 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
12th World Science Fiction Convention
SFCon in San Francisco, United States (1954)
List of Worldcons
13th World Science Fiction Convention
Clevention in Cleveland, United States (1955)
Succeeded by
14th World Science Fiction Convention
NYCon II in New York, United States (1956)