31st World Science Fiction Convention


31st World Science Fiction Convention

The 31st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Torcon II, was held 31 August3 September 1973 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The chairman was John Millard.The guests of honor were Robert Bloch (pro) and William Rotsler (fan). The toastmaster was Lester del Rey.Total attendance was approximately 2,900.

Awards

*Hugo Awards:
** Best Novel: "The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov
** Best Novella: "The Word for World is Forest" by Ursula K. Le Guin
** Best Novelette: "Goat Song" by Poul Anderson
** Best Short Story:
*** "Eurema's Dam" by R. A. Lafferty and
*** "The Meeting" by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth (tie)
** Best Dramatic Presentation: "Slaughterhouse-Five"
** Best Professional Editor: Ben Bova
** Best Professional Artist: Frank Kelly Freas
** Best Amateur Magazine: "Energumen" edited by Mike Glicksohn and Susan Wood Glicksohn
** Best Fan Writer: Terry Carr
** Best Fan Artist: Tim Kirk
** Special Award: Pierre Versins for "L'Encyclopedie de l'Utopie et de la science fiction"

* John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Jerry Pournelle

ee also

*World Science Fiction Society

External links

* [http://www.nesfa.org/data/LL/TheLongList.html NESFA.org: The Long List]
* [http://www.nesfa.org/data/LL/LongListNotes.html#1973 NESFA.org: 1973 convention notes]
* [http://www.hugo.org/hy.html#73 Hugo.org: 1973 Hugo Awards]


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