14th World Science Fiction Convention

NyCon II, the 14th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueBiltmore Hotel
Location(s)New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 31-September 3, 1956
Filing statusnon-profit

The 14th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NyCon II or NEWYORCON, was held August 31–September 3, 1956, at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, New York, United States.[1]

The chairman was David A. Kyle. The Guest of Honor was Arthur C. Clarke. The toastmaster was Robert Bloch. Total attendance was approximately 850.


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 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[2] [3]

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