32nd World Science Fiction Convention

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Discon II, the 32nd World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates29 August–2 September 1974
VenueSheraton Park Hotel
Location(s)Washington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Filing statusnon-profit

The 32nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Discon II, was held on 29 August–2 September 1974 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States.

The official co-chairmen were Jay and Alice Haldeman; Ron Bounds was the vice-chairman.


Attendance was 3,587.

Guests of Honor[edit]


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]

1974 Hugo Awards[edit]

Other awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Article 3: Hugo Awards". WSFS Constitution. World Science Fiction Society. 2008. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Franklin, Jon (October 30, 1977). "Star roars: this year's champs in science fiction". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. p. D5. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Awards". Nippon2007: 65th World Science Fiction Convention. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Briefs On The Arts". The New York Times. 1974-09-11. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 'Sleeper' Comedy Gets Hugo Award Woody Allen's "Sleeper," a comedy set 200 years in the future, has won the Hugo Award as the best film presentation of 1973.

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Preceded by List of Worldcons
32nd World Science Fiction Convention
Discon II in Washington, D.C., United States (1974)
Succeeded by
33rd World Science Fiction Convention
Aussiecon One in Melbourne, Australia (1975)