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29th World Science Fiction Convention

The 29th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Noreascon I, was held September 2–6, 1971, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Noreascon I, the 29th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSheraton-Boston Hotel
Location(s)Boston, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
InauguratedSeptember 2–6, 1971
Filing statusnon-profit

The chairman was Tony Lewis. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro) and Harry Warner, Jr. (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 1,600.

The convention is mentioned in the preface to The Ringworld Engineers for the MIT students who pointed out that the Ringworld would be unstable.



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.[1]

Hugo AwardsEdit

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  1. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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Preceded by
28th World Science Fiction Convention
Heicon '70 in Heidelberg, Germany (1970)
List of Worldcons
29th World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon I in Boston, United States (1971)
Succeeded by
30th World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con I in Los Angeles, United States (1972)