The 64th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), styled L.A.con IV, was held in Anaheim, California, United States, from 23 to 27 August 2006. The Venue for the 64th Worldcon was the Anaheim Convention Center and the nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels. The organising committee was chaired by Christian B. McGuire.
The total registered membership of the convention, based on preliminary post-con data reported by the committee, was 6832, of which 5913 physically attended. The members came from 23 different countries. By far the largest contingent was from the USA, followed by Canada, UK, Australia and Japan.
The Hugo Awards ceremony on August 26, 2006, was marred when host Harlan Ellison groped Connie Willis' breast while on stage, an incident caught on film. A firestorm of comment erupted on science fiction message boards and blogs relating to sexism in science fiction.
Buzzcuts: a little off the top--and bottom--for a better August.(BUZZ)(Charles Bukowski literary archive)(Kenton Gray)(club Larchmont launches Baby Loves Disco)
Aug 01, 2006; The Huntington Library is now home to the Charles Bukowski literary archive, courtesy of the writer's widow, Linda Lee. So take...