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68th World Science Fiction Convention

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Aussiecon Four, was held 2–6 September 2010, in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the location selected by the members of Denvention 3.[1][2][3]

Aussiecon Four, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention
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GenreScience fiction
VenueMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Location(s)Melbourne, Victoria
Inaugurated2–6 September 2010
Organized byVictorian Science Fiction Conventions Inc.
Filing statusNot for profit

Guests of honour were author Kim Stanley Robinson, fan Robin Johnson, and artist Shaun Tan. The co-chairs were Perry Middlemiss and Rose Mitchell.


Awards presentedEdit

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.[4]

Hugo AwardsEdit

The 2010 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Nick Stathopoulos with laser etching by Lewis Morley and incorporating the Aussiecon 4 logo by Grant Gittus.[5]

Other awardsEdit

Future site selectionEdit

The members of Aussiecon 4 selected Chicago, Illinois, as the host city for the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 7, to be held in 2012 in an uncontested election. With only 526 ballots cast, this election had the lowest turnout since records began to be kept in 1974. The voting breakdown was 447 votes for Chicago, 20 ballots expressed no preference, and there were 59 write-in votes for various sites.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Sci-fi fans coming to Melbourne in 2010". The Age. 14 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Australia to host science fiction convention Aussiecon 4". The Australian. 15 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009.
  3. ^ Blair, Alan Stanley (3 January 2010). "Nominations Open For Hugo Awards; Winners will be revealed at Aussiecon 4". Airlock Alpha.
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "2010 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards official site. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Chicago in 2012 Confirmed in Early Returns". File 770. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  7. ^ "It's Chicon 7". File 770. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Anticipation in Montréal, Canada (2009)
List of Worldcons
68th World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Four in Melbourne, Australia (2010)
Succeeded by
69th World Science Fiction Convention
Renovation in Reno, United States (2011)