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37th World Science Fiction Convention

The 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Seacon '79, which was held in Brighton, United Kingdom, 23–26 August 1979 at the Metropole Hotel.[1]

Seacon '79, the 37th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueMetropole Hotel
CountryUnited Kingdom
Inaugurated23–26 August 1979

The Guests of Honour of the 37th Worldcon were Brian Aldiss (UK), Fritz Leiber (U.S.), and Harry Bell (fan). The convention committee was chaired by Peter Weston. The toastmaster was Bob Shaw. There were 3,114 registered members of the convention who attended.



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]

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  1. ^ "World Science Fiction Convention". Time Out of Mind. BBC Two. 1979. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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Preceded by
36th World Science Fiction Convention
IguanaCon II in Phoenix, United States (1978)
List of Worldcons
37th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon '79 in Brighton, UK (1979)
Succeeded by
38th World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon Two in Boston, United States (1980)