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42nd World Science Fiction Convention

The 42nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as L.A.con II, was held August 30–September 3, 1984, at the Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, United States.

L.A.con II, the 42nd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueAnaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center
Location(s)Anaheim, California
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 30–September 3, 1984
Filing statusnon-profit

The chairmen were Craig Miller and Milt Stevens. The Guests of Honor were Gordon R. Dickson (pro) and Dick Eney (fan). Robert Bloch was the Toastmaster for the Hugo Ceremony, and Jerry Pournelle was the Master of Ceremonies for the Other Awards Ceremony. Total attendance was 8,365, a record and the largest to date.



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

Other awardsEdit

Notable eventsEdit

At the convention Robert Heinlein appeared, continuing his campaign to encourage science fiction fans to make blood donations.

A.E. Van Vogt appeared at the convention.

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

Preceded by
41st World Science Fiction Convention
ConStellation in Baltimore, United States (1983)
List of Worldcons
42nd World Science Fiction Convention
L.A.con II in Anaheim, United States (1984)
Succeeded by
43rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Two in Melbourne, Australia (1985)