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Pittcon, the 18th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates3–5 September 1960
VenuePenn-Sheraton Hotel
Location(s)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States

The 18th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pittcon, was held September 3–5, 1960, at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

The chairman was Dirce Archer. The guest of honor was James Blish. The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov.[1] Total attendance was 568.[2][3]


The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[4] [5]

Hugo Awards

Other awards

See also


  1. ^ Monahan, Kaspar (August 31, 1960). "Conclave Here To Declare War On Film BEMs; Science Fiction Fans Say 'Monster' Angle Overdone". Pittsburgh Press. p. 31. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "1960 - Pittcon". Notes on the Long List of Worldcons. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  5. ^ "1960 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.

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Preceded by
17th World Science Fiction Convention
Detention in Detroit, United States (1959)
List of Worldcons
18th World Science Fiction Convention
Pittcon in Pittsburgh, United States (1960)
Succeeded by
19th World Science Fiction Convention
Seacon in Seattle, United States (1961)

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