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57th World Science Fiction Convention

Aussiecon Three was the 57th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Melbourne, Australia on 2–6 September 1999. The convention was held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.[1]

Aussiecon Three, the 57th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Location(s)Melbourne
CountryAustralia
Inaugurated2–6 September 1999
Filing statusNon-profit
Websiteaussiecon3.worldcon.org

Contents

Guests of honourEdit

AwardsEdit

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]

Hugo AwardsEdit

The Hugo Award ceremony was directed and hosted by Michael Jordan and Executive assistant Paula McGrath.

Other awardsEdit

InformationEdit

Site selectionEdit

San Jose won the vote for the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention in 2005 by a large majority. A hoax bid for Roswell, New Mexico was the only other bid filed.[3]

Noteworthy program participantsEdit

CommitteeEdit

ChairEdit

  • Perry Middlemiss

Division headsEdit

  • Finance: Rose Mitchell
  • Administration: Julian Warner
  • Publicity: Alan Stewart
  • Major Events: Perry Middlemiss
  • Publications: Mark Loney
  • Program Operations: Janice Gelb
  • Programming: Donna Heenan
  • Fixed Functions: Nick Price, Jason Sharples
  • Facilities: Stephen Boucher
  • WSFS: Stephen Boucher
  • InterDivisional Liaison: Michael AJ Jordan

DirectorsEdit

Stephen Boucher, Christine Dziadosz, Donna Heenan, Michael Jordan, Mark Linneman, Perry Middlemiss, and Alan Stewart

BidEdit

  • Bid chair: Alan Stewart

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1999 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "1999 Worldcon Business Meeting Minutes - APPENDIX L". World Science Fiction Society/Noreascon Four. September 1999.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
56th World Science Fiction Convention
Bucconeer in Baltimore, United States (1998)
List of Worldcons
57th World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Three in Melbourne, Australia (1999)
Succeeded by
58th World Science Fiction Convention
Chicon 2000 in Chicago, United States (2000)