63rd World Science Fiction Convention

Summary

The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Interaction, was held on 4–8 August 2005 at the SEC Centre with the attached SEC Armadillo and Moat House Hotel in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Parties took place at the Hilton Hotel.

Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention
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GenreScience fiction
Dates4–8 August 2005
VenueSEC Centre
Location(s)Glasgow
CountryUnited Kingdom
Attendance4,115
Organized byUK 2005 Ltd.
Websiteworldcon.org.uk/interaction

The organising committee was co-chaired by Colin Harris and Vincent Docherty.

This convention was also the 2005 Eurocon.

ParticipantsEdit

Attendance was 4,115, out of 5,202 paid memberships. The members represented 35 different nationalities, of which the largest contingents were from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Guests of HonourEdit

Special guestsEdit

Participating writers and artistsEdit

 
Hugo 2005 winners

In addition to the guests of honour, notable participating science fiction and fantasy writers and artists included:

Brian Aldiss
Iain M. Banks
Stephen Baxter
Terry Brooks
Jim Burns
Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Clements
John Clute
Cory Doctorow
Greer Gilman
Simon Green
Joe Haldeman
Peter F. Hamilton
Harry Harrison

Robin Hobb
P. C. Hodgell
James P. Hogan
Tanya Huff
Conor Kostick
Ellen Kushner
Alan Lee
Anne McCaffrey
Ian McDonald
Ken MacLeod
George R. R. Martin
China Miéville
Elizabeth Moon

Richard Morgan
John Picacio
Terry Pratchett
Robert Rankin
Alastair Reynolds
Justina Robson
Kim Stanley Robinson
Delia Sherman
Robert Silverberg
Michael Swanwick
Harry Turtledove
Connie Willis
Frank Wu

AwardsEdit

 
The SEC Armadillo with the main SEC Centre building behind it

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][4]

2005 Hugo AwardsEdit

Other awardsEdit

Future site selectionEdit

Due to the changes in the World Science Fiction Society rules, which reduced the lead time from three to two years, no Worldcon site selection took place at this convention. The site for the 2007 Worldcon was decided at the 2004 Worldcon in Boston under the old three year lead-time rule. The site selection for the 2008 Worldcon, the first under the new two year lead-time rule, took place at the 2006 Worldcon in Anaheim.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  2. ^ Franklin, Jon (30 October 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  4. ^ "2005 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Homepage of Interaction
  • World Science Fiction Society
Preceded by
62nd World Science Fiction Convention
Noreascon 4 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2004)
List of Worldcons
63rd World Science Fiction Convention
Interaction in Glasgow, UK (2005)
Succeeded by