79th World Science Fiction Convention

The 79th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as DisCon III, was held on 15–19 December 2021 in Washington, D.C., United States.

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates15–19 December 2021
VenueOmni Shoreham Hotel
Location(s)Washington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Organized byMary Robinette Kowal, Chair
WebsiteDisCon III

Participants edit

Guests of Honor edit

Special Guests edit

Awards edit

The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards,[1] the oldest and most noteworthy award for science fiction. Selection of the recipients is by vote of the Worldcon members. Categories include novels and short fiction, artwork, dramatic presentations, and various professional and fandom activities.[1][2]

Other awards may be presented at Worldcon at the discretion of the individual convention committee. This has often included the national SF awards of the host country, such as the Japanese Seiun Awards as part of Nippon 2007,[3] and the Prix Aurora Awards as part of Anticipation in 2009. The Astounding Award for Best New Writer and the Sidewise Award, though not sponsored by the Worldcon, are usually presented, as well as the Chesley Awards, the Prometheus Award, and others.[3]

2021 Hugo Awards edit

The winners were:[4]

Other awards edit

The winners were:[4]

Site selection edit

DC in 2021 was the only bid which officially filed to host the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, and its selection was confirmed by vote of the members of the 77th World Science Fiction Convention.[5][6]

Notes edit

The convention was originally scheduled to take place 25–29 August, but was rescheduled to 15–19 December because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Mike Glyer (2021-12-18). "New Dates, New Hotel". File 770. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  5. ^ "About Bidding". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  6. ^ "Worldcon Bids". Worldcon [Official]. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  7. ^ "New Dates, New Hotel". Discon III. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-06-23.

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Preceded by
78th World Science Fiction Convention
CoNZealand in Wellington, New Zealand (2020)
List of Worldcons
79th World Science Fiction Convention
DisCon III in Washington, D.C., United States (2021)
Succeeded by