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Convention Dates Location GoHs
Nycon I July 2-4, 1939 New York Frank R. Paul
Chicon I September 1-2, 1940 Chicago E. E. Smith
Denvention I July 4-6, 1941 Denver Robert A. Heinlein
Pacificon I July 4-7, 1946 Los Angeles A. E. van Vogt, E. Mayne Hull
Philcon I August 30-September 1, 1947 Philadelphia John W. Campbell, Jr.
Torcon I July 3-5, 1948 Toronto Robert Bloch, Bob Tucker
Cinvention September 3-5, 1949 Cincinnati Lloyd A. Eshbach, Ted Carnell
NorWesCon September 1-4, 1950 Portland Anthony Boucher
Nolacon I September 1-3, 1951 New Orleans Fritz Leiber
Chicon II August 30-September 1, 1952 Chicago Hugo Gernsback
Philcon II September 5-7, 1953 Philadelphia Willy Ley
SFCon September 3-6, 1954 San Francisco John W. Campbell, Jr.
Clevention September 2-5, 1955 Cleveland Isaac Asimov, Sam Moskowitz
NyCon II August 31-September 3, 1956 New York Arthur C. Clarke
Loncon I September 6-9, 1957 London John W. Campbell, Jr.
Solacon August 29-September 1, 1958 Los Angeles Richard Matheson
Detention September 4-7, 1959 Detroit Poul Anderson, John Berry
Pittcon September 3-5, 1960 Pittsburgh James Blish
Seacon September 2-4, 1961 Seattle Robert A. Heinlein
Chicon III August 31-September 3, 1962 Chicago Theodore Sturgeon
Discon I August 31-September 2, 1963 Washington, D.C. Murray Leinster
Pacificon II September 4-7, 1964 Oakland Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, Forrest J Ackerman
Loncon II August 27-30, 1965 London Brian W. Aldiss
Tricon September 1-5, 1966 Cleveland L. Sprague de Camp
NyCon3 August 31-September 4, 1967 New York Lester del Rey, Bob Tucker
Baycon August 29-September 2, 1968 Berkeley Philip Jose Farmer, Walter J. Daugherty
St. Louiscon August 28-September 1, 1969 St. Louis Jack Gaughan, Eddie Jones
Heicon '70 August 20-24, 1970 Heidelberg, Germany E. C. Tubb, Robert Silverberg, Herbert W. Franke, Elliot K. Shorter
Noreascon I September 2-6, 1971 Boston Clifford D. Simak, Harry Warner, Jr.
L.A.Con I September 1-4, 1972 Los Angeles Frederik Pohl, Buck Coulson, Juanita Coulson
Torcon II August 31-September 3, 1973 Toronto Robert Bloch, Bill Rotsler
Discon II August 29-September 2, 1974 Washington, D.C. Roger Zelazny, Jay Kay Klein
Aussiecon August 14-17, 1975 Melbourne Ursula K. Le Guin, Susan Wood, Mike Glicksohn, Donald Tuck
MidAmeriCon September 2-6, 1976 Kansas City Robert A. Heinlein, George Barr
SunCon September 2-5, 1977 Miami Beach Jack Williamson, Robert A. Madle
IguanaCon II August 30-September 4, 1978 Phoenix Harlan Ellison, Bill Bowers
Seacon '79 August 23-26, 1979 Brighton Brian Aldiss, Fritz Leiber, Harry Bell
Noreascon Two August 29-September 1, 1980 Boston Damon Knight, Kate Wilhelm, Bruce Pelz
Denvention Two September 3-7, 1981 Denver Clifford D. Simak, C. L. Moore, Rusty Hevelin
Chicon IV September 2-6, 1982 Chicago A. Bertram Chandler, Frank Kelly Freas, Lee Hoffman
ConStellation September 1-5, 1983 Baltimore John Brunner, David A. Kyle
L.A.con II August 30-September 3, 1984 Los Angeles Gordon R. Dickson, Dick Eney
Aussiecon Two August 22-26, 1985 Melbourne Gene Wolfe, Ted White
ConFederation August 28-September 1, 1986 Atlanta Ray Bradbury, Terry Carr
Conspiracy '87 August 27-September 1, 1987 Brighton Doris Lessing, Alfred Bester, Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Jim Burns, Ray Harryhausen Joyce Slater, Ken Slater, David Langford
Nolacon II September 1-5, 1988 New Orleans Donald A. Wollheim, Roger Sims
Noreascon 3 August 31-September 4, 1989 Boston Andre Norton, Ian Ballantine, Betty Ballantine, the Stranger Club
ConFiction August 23-27, 1990 The Hague Harry Harrison, Wolfgang Jeschke, Joe Haldeman, Andrew Porter
Chicon V August 29-September 2, 1991 Chicago Hal Clement, Martin H. Greenberg, Richard Powers, Jon Stopa, Joni Stopa
MagiCon September 3-7, 1992 Orlando Jack Vance, Vincent Di Fate, Walter A. Willis
ConFrancisco September 2-6, 1993 San Francisco Larry Niven, Alicia Austin, Mark Twain, Tom Digby, Jan Howard Finder
ConAdian September 1-5, 1994 Winnipeg Anne McCaffrey, George Barr, Robert Runte
Intersection August 24-28, 1995 Glasgow Samuel R. Delany, Gerry Anderson, Les Edwards, Vincent Clarke
L.A.con III August 29-September 2, 1996 Los Angeles James White, Roger Corman, Elsie Wollheim, Takumi Shibano, Sachiko Shibano
LoneStarCon 2 August 28-September 1, 1997 San Antonio Algis Budrys, Michael Moorcock, Don Maitz, Roy Tackett
BucConeer August 5-9, 1998 Baltimore C. J. Cherryh, Stanley Schmidt, Michael Whelan, J. Michael Straczynski, Milton A. Rothman
Aussiecon Three September 2-6, 1999 Melbourne George Turner, Greg Benford, Bruce Gillespie
Chicon 2000 August 31-September 4, 2000 Chicago Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob Passovoy, Anne Passovoy
Millennium Philcon August 30-September 3, 2001 Philadelphia Greg Bear, Stephen Youll, Gardner Dozois, George Scithers
ConJose August 29-September 2, 2002 San Jose Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Ferdinand Feghoot, Bjo Trimble, John Trimble
Torcon 3 August 28-September 1, 2003 Toronto George R. R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Robert Bloch, Mike Glyer
Noreascon 4 September 2-6, 2004 Boston Terry Pratchett, William Tenn, Jack Speer, Peter Weston
Interaction August 4-8, 2005 Glasgow Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley, Jane Yolen, Greg Pickersgill, Lars-Olov Strandberg
L.A.con IV August 23-27, 2006 Los Angeles Connie Willis, James Gurney, Howard DeVore, Frankie Thomas
Nippon 2007 August 30-September 3, 2007 Yokohama Sakyo Komatsu, David Brin, Yoshitaka Amano, Michael Whelan, Takumi Shibano
Denvention 3 August 6-10, 2008 Denver Lois McMaster Bujold, Rick Sternbach, Kathy Mar, Robert A. Heinlein, Tom Whitmore
Anticipation August 6-10, 2009 Montreal Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, David Hartwell, Tom Doherty, Taral Wayne
Aussiecon 4 September 2-6, 2010 Melbourne Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaun Tan, Robin Johnson
Renovation August 17-21, 2011 Reno Ellen Asher, Tim Powers, Charles N. Brown, Boris Vallejo
Chicon 7 August 30-September 3, 2012 Chicago Mike Resnick, Story Musgrave, Jane Frank, Rowena Morrill, Peggy Rae Sapienza
LoneStarCon 3 August 29-September 2, 2013 San Antonio James Gunn, Norman Spinrad, Ellen Datlow, Darrell K. Sweet, Willie Siros
Loncon 3 August 14-18, 2014 London Iain M. Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, Bryan Talbot
Sasquan August 19-23, 2015 Spokane David Gerrold, Vonda N. McIntyre, Brad Foster, Dr. Kjell Lindgren, Tom Smith, Leslie Turek
MidAmeriCon 2 August 17-21, 2016 Kansas City Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, Michael Swanwick
Worldcon 75 Helsinki August 9-13, 2017 Helsinki John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, Walter Jon Williams, Ian Stewart
Worldcon 76 in San Jose August 16-20, 2018 San Jose Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre Pettinger, Sandy Pettinger, Edgar Pangborn, Bob Wilkins
Dublin 2019 August 15-19, 2019 Dublin Bill Burns, Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Steve Jackson
CoNZealand July 29-August 2, 2020 Wellington Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Greg Broadmore, Rose Mitchell
Discon III August 25-29, 2021 Washington, D.C. Nancy Kress, John Harris, Toni Weisskopf, Ben Yalow
Chicon 8 September 1-5, 2022 Chicago Charles de Lint, Floyd Norman, Edie Stern, Joe Siclari and Erle Korshak
Chengdu August 24, 2023 Chengdu, China
Miscellaneous
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