The Long List of World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons)

(See the Long List Notes for comments on methodology.)

 
Number - Year Name  (Note) City Site
(Note)
Guest(s)
(Note)
Chairman
(Note)
Attend.
 (Note)
Notes
1 - Nycon I
2-4 July 1939
New York Caravan Hall Frank R. Paul Sam Moskowitz 200 Note
2 - Chicon I
1-2 Sep 1940
Chicago Hotel Chicagoan E. E. "Doc" Smith Mark Reinsberg 128 Note
3 - Denvention I
4-6 Jul 1941
Denver Shirley-Savoy Hotel Robert A. Heinlein Olon F. Wiggins 90  
1942-1945 (Worldcon was not held due to World War II)
4 - Pacificon I
30 Aug-1 Sep 1946
Los Angeles Park View Manor A. E. Van Vogt
E. Mayne Hull
Walter J. Daugherty 130  
5 - Philcon I
30 Aug-1 Sep 1947
Philadelphia Penn-Sheraton Hotel John W. Campbell, Jr. Milton Rothman 200 Note
6 - Torcon I
3-5 Jul 1948
Toronto RAI Purdy Studios Robert Bloch (pro)
Bob Tucker (fan)
Ned McKeown 200  
7 - Cinvention
3-5 Sep 1949
Cincinnati Hotel Metropole Lloyd A. Eshbach (pro)
Ted Carnell (fan)
Don Ford 190 Note
8 - NorWesCon
1-4 Sep 1950
Portland Multnomah Hotel Anthony Boucher Donald B. Day 400 Note
9 - Nolacon I
1-3 Sep 1951
New Orleans St. Charles Hotel Fritz Leiber Harry B. Moore 190  
10 - TASFiC
30 Aug - 1 Sep 1952
Chicago Hotel Morrison Hugo Gernsback Julian C. May 870/1175 Note
11 - 11th Worldcon
5-7 Sep 1953
Philadelphia Bellevue-Strafford Hotel Willy Ley Milton Rothman 750 Note
12 - SFCon
3-6 Sep 1954
San Francisco Sir Francis Drake Hotel John W. Campbell, Jr. Lester Cole
Gary Nelson
700 Note
13 - Clevention
2-5 Sep 1955
Cleveland Manger Hotel Isaac Asimov (pro)
Sam Moskowitz (mystery GoH)
Nick Falasca
Noreen Falasca (Shaw)
380 Note
14 - (NyCon II)
31 Aug-3 Sep 1956
New York Biltmore Hotel Arthur C. Clarke David A. Kyle 850 Note
15 - Loncon I
6-9 Sep 1957
London King's Court Hotel John W. Campbell, Jr. Ted Carnell 268 Note
16 - Solacon
29 Aug-1 Sep 1958
South Gate, Calif. Alexandria Hotel Richard Matheson Anna S. Moffatt 322 / 601 Note
17 - Detention
4-7 Sep 1959
Detroit Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel Poul Anderson (pro)
John Berry (fan)
Roger Sims
Fred Prophet
371 Note
18 - Pittcon
3-5 Sept 1960
Pittsburgh Penn-Sheraton Hotel James Blish Dirce Archer 568 Note
19 - Seacon
2-4 Sep 1961
Seattle Hyatt House Robert A. Heinlein Wally Weber 300 Note
20 - Chicon III
31 Aug-3 Sep 1962
Chicago Pick-Congress Hotel Theodore Sturgeon Earl Kemp 730 / 830 Note
21 - Discon I
31 Aug-2 Sep 1963
Washington, DC Statler-Hilton Hotel Murray Leinster George Scithers 600 Note
22 - Pacificon II
4-7 Sep 1964
Oakland Hotel Leamington Leigh Brackett (pro)
Edmond Hamilton (pro)
Forrest J Ackerman (fan)
J. Ben Stark
Al haLevy
523 Note
23 - Loncon II
27-30 Aug 1965
London Mount Royal Hotel Brian W. Aldiss Ella Parker 350 Note
24 - Tricon
1-5 Sep 1966
Cleveland Sheraton-Cleveland L. Sprague de Camp Ben Jason
Howard DeVore
Lou Tabakow
850 Note
25 - Nycon 3
31 Aug-4 Sep 1967
New York Statler-Hilton Hotel Lester del Rey (pro)
Bob Tucker (fan)
Ted White
Dave Van Arnam
1,500 Note
26 - Baycon
29 Aug-2 Sep 1968
Oakland Hotel Claremont Philip Jose Farmer (pro)
Walter J. Daugherty (fan)
Bill Donaho
Alva Rogers
J. Ben Stark
1,430 Note
27 - St. Louiscon
28 Aug-1 Sep 1969
St. Louis Chase-Park Plaza Jack Gaughan (pro)
Eddie Jones (fan)
Ray Fisher
Joyce Fisher (Katz)
1,534 Note
28 - Heicon '70
20-24 Aug 1970
Heidelberg Heidelberg Stadthalle E. C. Tubb (UK)
Robert Silverberg (US)
Herbert W. Franke (Germany)
Elliot K. Shorter (fan)
Manfred Kage 620 Note
29 - Noreascon I
2-6 Sep 1971
Boston Sheraton-Boston Hotel Clifford D. Simak (pro)
Harry Warner, Jr. (fan)
Tony Lewis 1,600 Note
30 - L.A.Con I
1-4 Sep 1972
Los Angeles International Hotel Frederik Pohl (pro)
Buck & Juanita Coulson (fan)
Charles Crayne
Bruce Pelz
2,007 Note
31 - Torcon II
31 Aug-3 Sep 1973
Toronto Royal York Hotel Robert Bloch (pro)
William Rotsler (fan)
John Millard 2,900 Note
32 - Discon II
29 Aug-2 Sep 1974
Washington, DC Sheraton Park Hotel Roger Zelazny (pro)
Jay Kay Klein (fan)
Jay Haldeman
Ron Bounds
3,587 Note
33 - Aussiecon One
14-17 Aug 1975
Melbourne Southern Cross Hotel Ursula K. Le Guin (pro)
Susan Wood (fan)
Mike Glicksohn (fan)
Donald Tuck (Australian)
Robin Johnson 606 Note
34 - MidAmeriCon
2-6 Sep 1976
Kansas City, MO Radisson Muehlebach Hotel
Phillips House
Robert A. Heinlein (pro)
George Barr (fan)
Ken Keller 3,014 / 4,200 Note
35 - SunCon
2-5 Sep 1977
Miami Beach Hotel Fontainebleau Jack Williamson
Robert A. Madle (fan)
Don Lundry 3,240 Note
36 - IguanaCon II
30 Aug-4 Sep 1978
Phoenix Hyatt Regency, Adams House
Phoenix Convention Center & Symphony Hall
Harlan Ellison (pro)
Bill Bowers (fan)
Tim Kyger 4,700 Note
37 - Seacon '79
23-26 Aug 1979
Brighton Metropole Hotel Brian Aldiss (UK)
Fritz Leiber (US)
Harry Bell (fan)
Peter Weston 3,114 Note
38 - Noreascon Two
29 Aug-1 Sep 1980
Boston Sheraton-Boston Hotel
Hynes Civic Auditorium
Damon Knight (pro)
Kate Wilhelm (pro)
Bruce Pelz (fan)
Leslie Turek 5,850 Note
39 - Denvention Two
3-7 Sep 1981
Denver Denver Hilton Hotel
Currigan Convention Center Exhibition Hall and Arena
Clifford D. Simak (pro)
C. L. Moore (pro)
Rusty Hevelin (fan)
Suzanne Carnival
Don C. Thompson
3,792 Note
40 - Chicon IV
2-6 Sep 1982
Chicago Hyatt Regency Chicago A. Bertram Chandler (pro)
Frank Kelly Freas (pro)
Lee Hoffman (fan)
Ross Pavlac
Larry Propp
4,275 Note
41 - ConStellation
1-5 Sep 1983
Baltimore Baltimore Convention Centre John Brunner (pro)
David A. Kyle (fan)
Michael Walsh 6,400 Note
42 - L.A.con II
30 Aug-3 Sep 1984
Anaheim Anaheim Hilton
Anaheim Convention Center
Gordon R. Dickson (pro)
Dick Eney (fan)
Craig Miller
Milt Stevens
8,365 / 9,282 Note
43 - Aussiecon Two
22-26 Aug 1985
Melbourne Southern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels Gene Wolfe (pro)
Ted White (fan)
David Grigg 1,599 Note
44 - ConFederation
28 Aug-1 Sep 1986
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Hilton
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Ray Bradbury
Terry Carr (fan)
Penny Frierson
Ron Zukowski
5,811 Note
45 - Conspiracy '87
27 Aug-1 Sep 1987
Brighton Metropole Hotel
Brighton Conference Centre
Doris Lessing (UK)
Alfred Bester (US)
Arkady Strugatsky (USSR)
Boris Strugatsky (USSR)
Jim Burns (artist)
Ray Harryhausen (film)
Joyce & Ken Slater (fan)
David Langford (special fan)
Paul Oldroyd 4,009 / 5,425 Note
46 - Nolacon II
1-5 Sep 1988
New Orleans Marriott, Sheraton, and International Hotels
New Orleans Municipal Auditorium
Donald A. Wollheim
Roger Sims (fan)
John H. Guidry 5,300 Note
47 - Noreascon 3
31 Aug-4 Sep 1989
Boston Hynes Convention Center
Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel
Andre Norton (pro)
Ian & Betty Ballantine (pro)
The Stranger Club (fan)
Mark L. Olson 6,837 / 7,795 Note
48 - ConFiction
23-27 Aug 1990
The Hague Netherlands Congress Centre Harry Harrison
Wolfgang Jeschke
Joe Haldeman
Andrew Porter (fan)
Kees van Toorn 3,580 Note
49 - Chicon V
29 Aug-2 Sep 1991
Chicago Hyatt Regency Chicago Hal Clement (pro)
Martin H. Greenberg (pro)
Richard Powers (pro)
Jon & Joni Stopa (fan)
Kathleen Meyer 5,661 Note
50 - MagiCon
3-7 Sep 1992
Orlando Orange County Convention and Civic Center
The Peabody Hotel
The Clarion Hotel
Jack Vance (pro)
Vincent Di Fate (artist)
Walter A. Willis (fan)
Joe Siclari 5,319 / 6,368 Note
51 - ConFrancisco
2-6 Sep 1993
San Francisco Moscone Convention Center
ANA Hotel
Parc Fifty Five
Nikko Hotel
Larry Niven
Alicia Austin
Tom Digby
Jan Howard Finder
Mark Twain (Dead GoH)
David W. Clark 6,602 / 7,725 Note
52 - ConAdian
1-5 Sep 1994
Winnipeg Winnipeg Convention Centre
Crowne Plaza, Place Louis Riel, and Sheraton
Anne McCaffrey (pro)
George Barr (artist)
Robert Runte (fan)
John Mansfield 3,570 Note
53 - Intersection
24-28 Aug 1995
Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Moat House, Crest, and Central Hotels
Samuel R. Delany (writer)
Gerry Anderson (media)
Les Edwards (artist)
Vincent Clarke (fan)
Vincent Docherty
Martin Easterbrook
4,173/ 6,524 Note
54 - L.A.con III
29 Aug-2 Sep 1996
Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim Hilton
Anaheim Marriott
James White (writer)
Roger Corman (media)
Elsie Wollheim (special)
Takumi & Sachiko Shibano (fan)
Mike Glyer 6,703 Note
55 - LoneStarCon 2
28 Aug-1 Sep 1997
San Antonio Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
Marriott Rivercenter
Marriott Riverwalk
Algis Budrys (pro)
Michael Moorcock (pro)
Don Maitz (artist)
Roy Tackett (fan)
Karen Meschke 4,634 / 5,614 Note
56 - BucConeer
5-9 Aug 1998
Baltimore Baltimore Convention Center
Lord Baltimore Hilton Towers
Marriott Harbor Place
The Holiday Inn Omni Inner Harbor
C. J. Cherryh
Milton A. Rothman
Stanley Schmidt
Michael Whelan
J. Michael Straczynski (special)
Peggy Rae Pavlat (Sapienza) 6,572 Note
57 - Aussiecon Three
2-6 Sep 1999
Melbourne World Congress Center
Centra Hotel
George Turner (pro)
Greg Benford (pro)
Bruce Gillespie (fan)
J. Michael Straczynski (special)
Perry Middlemiss 1,548 / 2,872 Note
58 - Chicon 2000
31 Aug-4 Sep 2000
Chicago Hyatt Regency Chicago
Fairmont Hotel
Swissôtel
Ben Bova (author)
Bob Eggleton (artist)
Jim Baen (editor)
Bob & Anne Passovoy (fan)
Tom Veal 5,794 / 6,574 Note
59 - The Millennium Philcon
30 Aug-3 Sep 2001
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
Greg Bear (author)
Stephen Youll (artist)
Gardner Dozois (editor)
George Scithers (fan)
Todd Dashoff 4,840 / 6,269 Note
60 - ConJosé
29 Aug-2 Sep 2002
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose Civic Auditorium,
Fairmont Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Vernor Vinge (author)
David Cherry (artist)
Bjo & John Trimble (fan)
Ferdinand Feghoot (imaginary)
Tom Whitmore
Kevin Standlee
5,162 / 5,916 Note
61 - Torcon 3
28 Aug-1 Sep 2003
 
Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Royal York Hotel
George R. R. Martin (author)
Frank Kelly Freas (artist)
Mike Glyer (fan)
Robert Bloch (GoHst of Honor)
Peter Jarvis 3,834 / 4,986 Note
62 - Noreascon 4
2-6 Sep 2004
Boston Hynes Convention Center
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Terry Pratchett (pro)
William Tenn (pro)
Jack Speer (fan)
Peter Weston (fan)
Deb Geisler 6,008 / 7,485  
63 - Interaction
4-8 Aug 2005
Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Glasgow Moat House Hotel, Hilton Glasgow
Greg Pickersgill
Christopher Priest
Robert Sheckley
Lars-Olov Strandberg
Jane Yolen
Vincent Docherty
Colin Harris
4,115 / 5,202 Note
64 - L.A.con IV
23-27 Aug 2006
Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim Hilton
Anaheim Marriott
Connie Willis (author)
James Gurney (artist)
Howard DeVore (fan)
Frankie Thomas (special)
Christian B. McGuire 5,738 / 6,291 Note
65 - Nippon2007
30 Aug-3 Sep 2007
Yokohama, Japan Pacifico Yokohama Sakyo Komatsu (author)
David Brin (author)
Takumi Shibano (fan)
Yoshitaka Amano (artist)
Michael Whelan (artist)
Hiroaki Inoue 3,348 / 5,149  
66 - Denvention 3
6-10 Aug 2008
Denver Sheraton
Colorado Convention Center
Lois McMaster Bujold (pro)
Rick Sternbach (artist)
Tom Whitmore (fan)|
Kathy Mar (special music)
Robert A. Heinlein (ghost)
Kent Bloom 3,752 / 4,854 Note
67 - Anticipation
6-10 Aug 2009
Montreal Palais des congrès de Montréal Neil Gaiman (pro)
Elisabeth Vonarburg (pro)
Taral Wayne (fan)
David Hartwell (editor)
Tom Doherty (publisher)
René Walling
Robbie Bourget
 
3,925 / 4,499 Note
68 - Aussiecon 4
2-6 Sep 2010
Melbourne Melbourne Convention & Entertainment Centre (MCEC) Kim Stanley Robinson
Robin Johnson
Shaun Tan
Perry Middlemiss
Rose Mitchell
2,101 / 3,462  
69 - Renovation
17-21 Aug 2011
Reno, NV Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Atlantis Hotel
Peppermill Hotel
Ellen Asher
Tim Powers
Charles N. Brown
Boris Vallejo
Patty Wells 4,112 / 5,526 Note
70 - Chicon 7
30 Aug-3 Sep 2012
Chicago, IL Hyatt Regency Chicago Mike Resnick (author)
Peggy Rae Sapienza (fan)
Story Musgrave (astronaut)
Jane Frank (agent)
Rowena Morrill (artist)
Dave McCarty 4,743 /  6,197 Note
71 - LoneStarCon 3
29 Aug-2 Sep 2013
San Antonio, TX Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
Marriott Rivercenter
Marriott Riverwalk
Ellen Datlow
James Gunn
Willie Siros
Norman Spinrad
Darrell K. Sweet
Randall Shepherd 4832 / 6130
 
Note
72 - Loncon 3
14-18 Aug, 2014
London ExCeL London Iain M Banks
John Clute
Malcolm Edwards
Chris Foss
Jeanne Gomoll
Robin Hobb
Bryan Talbot
Steve Cooper
Alice Lawson
  Note
73 - Sasquan
19-23 Aug 2015
Spokane, WA Spokane Convention Center David Gerrold
Vonda N. McIntyre
Brad Foster
Tom Smith
Leslie Turek
Sally Woehrle   Note
74 - MidAmeriCon II
17-21 Aug 2016
Kansas City, MO Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kinuko Y. Craft
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Tamora Pierce
Michael Swanwick
Diane Lacey
Ruth Lichtwardt
Jeff Orth
  Note

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