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The 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Anticipation, was hosted in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 6 August - 10 August 2009, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.[1] The organising committee was co-chaired by René Walling and Robbie Bourget.[2]

Official guests of the 67th Worldcon were:[2]

Anticipation was the fifth Worldcon to be held in Canada and the first one to be held in an officially French-speaking city.[5]

Anticipation also incorporated the annual Canvention, including the presentation of the Aurora Awards.

Anticipation was the first Worldcon to include a category for graphic story on the Hugo ballot. The category filled with six nominations due to a tie for fifth place.

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Awards presented

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Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.[3][6] The 2009 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Seattle-based artist Dave Howell.[7]

Aurora Awards

The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, and fan activities from that year, and are awarded in both English and French.[8]

  • Best Long Form: Marseguro, by Edward Willett[9]
  • Meilleur livre: Les vents de Tammerlan, by Michèle Laframboise
  • Best Short Form: "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta", by Randy McCharles
  • Meilleure nouvelle: Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire, by Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Other, in English: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, editor
  • Meilleur ouvrage (autre): Solaris, Joël Champetier
  • Fanzine: The Original Universe, Jeff Boman, editor
  • Fan (Organizational): Randy McCharles (Chair of World Fantasy 2008)
  • Fan (Other): Joan Sherman for Heather Dale Concert (organizer)
  • Artistic Achievement: Looking for Group, by Lar deSouza

Sidewise Awards

The Sidewise Award for Alternate History recognizes the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.

Future site selection

The members of Anticipation selected Reno, Nevada, as the host city for the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, Renovation, to be held in 2011, and Raleigh, North Carolina, as the host city for the 10th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), ReConStruction, to be held in 2010, in uncontested elections. The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association selected Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the location of Canvention 2010 and the 30th Prix Aurora Awards.

References

  1. ^ "Alien-loving humans invade Montreal!". CTV Montreal. 9 August 2009. http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090806/mtl_convention_090806/20090806/?hub=MontrealHome. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  2. ^ a b Olson, Christopher (9 June 2009). "The wait for Worldcon: World Science Fiction convention highlights Canadian SF". The Link. http://www.thelinknewspaper.ca/articles/1321. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  3. ^ a b Flood, Alison (11 August 2009). "Neil Gaiman wins Hugo award". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/aug/11/neil-gaiman-wins-hugo-award. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  4. ^ Lalumière, Claude (8 August 2009). "People at Anticipation". The Montreal Gazette. http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/narratives/archive/2009/08/09/people-at-anticipation.aspx. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  5. ^ Surridge, Matthew (31 July 2009). "Anticipating Gaiman: science fiction fans to gather in Montreal for Worldcon". The Montreal Gazette. http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Anticipating+Gaiman+science+fiction+fans+gather+Montreal+Worldcon/1850120/story.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  6. ^ Thill, Scott (10 August 2009). "2009 Hugo Awards Honor Gaiman, Dr. Horrible, More". Wired. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/08/2009-hugo-awards-honor-gaiman-dr-horrible-more/. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  7. ^ Lalumière, Claude (10 August 2009). "The Hugo Awards". The Montreal Gazette. http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/narratives/archive/2009/08/10/the-hugo-awards.aspx. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  8. ^ Lalumière, Claude (8 August 2009). "Anticipation, day 2: From editors to Auroras and beyond". The Montreal Gazette. http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/narratives/archive/2009/08/08/anticipation-day-2-from-editors-to-auroras-and-beyond.aspx. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  
  9. ^ "Edward Willett wins sci-fi award". Canwest News Service. 12 August 2009. http://www.canada.com/Edward+Willett+wins+award/1887847/story.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  

External links

Preceded by
66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denvention 3 in Denver, USA (2008)
List of Worldcons
67th World Science Fiction Convention
Anticipation in Montréal, Québec, Canada (2009)
Succeeded by
68th World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon Four in Melbourne, Australia (2010)

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