The World Science Fiction Convention - UK domain and

These domains are held for the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in the United Kingdom, and as a memory site for past UK Worldcons.

The UK will be hosting the Worldcon for the first time in 10 years in 2005. Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon, will be held in and around the Glasgow SECC from 4th to 8th August of that year.

This will be the sixth time that the Worldcon has been held in the UK. The full list of UK Worldcons is shown in the table below. Follow the links to find out more about each event, its Guests, Publications, and Hugo Awards, along with convention reports and photos.

For a full list of all 63 Worldcons from 1939 to 2005, see the official Worldcon listing page at

This site is maintained by Colin Harris, Interaction Co-Chair and Webmaster. Comments, suggestions and additional material can be sent to me at

Number - Year
City Guest(s)Chair(s)Attend.
15 - 1957
Loncon I
King's Court Hotel
John W. Campbell, Jr.Ted Carnell268
23 - 1965
Loncon II
Mount Royal Hotel
Brian W. AldissElla Parker350
37 - 1979
Seacon '79
Metropole Hotel
Brian W. Aldiss
Fritz Leiber
Harry Bell
Peter Weston3,114
45 - 1987
Conspiracy '87
Metropole Hotel
Brighton Conference Centre
Doris Lessing
Alfred Bester
Arkady Strugatsky
Boris Strugatsky
Jim Burns
Ray Harryhausen
Joyce & Ken Slater
David Langford
Malcolm Edwards4,071
53 - 1995
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center
Samuel R. Delany
Gerry Anderson
Les Edwards
Vincent Clarke
Vincent Docherty
Martin Easterbrook
63 - 2005
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center
Greg Pickersgill
Christopher Priest
Robert Sheckley
Lars-Olov Strandberg
Jane Yolen
Vincent Docherty
Colin Harris



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Page last updated 26th June 2005