17th World Science Fiction Convention

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Detention, the 17th World Science Fiction Convention
Genre Science fiction
Venue Pick Fort Shelby Hotel
Location(s) Detroit, Michigan
Country United States
Inaugurated September 4–7, 1959
Attendance 371

The 17th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Detention, was held September 4–7, 1959, at the Pick Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

The chairmen were Roger Sims and Fred Prophet.[1] The guests of honor were Poul Anderson (pro) and John Berry (fan). The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov "...with the assistance of Robert Bloch". Total attendance was 371.


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.[2] Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Glyer, Mike (September 1, 2013). "DetCon 1 Names Guests". File 770. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1959 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

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Preceded by
16th World Science Fiction Convention
Solacon in Los Angeles, United States (1958)
List of Worldcons
17th World Science Fiction Convention
Detention in Detroit, United States (1959)
Succeeded by
18th World Science Fiction Convention
Pittcon in Pittsburgh, United States (1960)