- 18 May 2009
- By John Howell
The 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Aussiecon 4) will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 2 to 6 September 2010. The acclaimed US science fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson, most famous for his Mars novels, will be the Guest of Honour. Kim Stanley Robinson won a Nebula Award for Red Mars in 1993 and Hugo Awards for Green Mars in 1994 and Blue Mars in 1997.
Convention events over the four days include panel discussions, readings, autograph sessions with authors, science fiction art exhibitions and a dealers' room where books, magazines, prints and other science fiction merchandise are on sale. There will also be live concerts, fund raising events, and the announcement of the winners of 2010's Hugo Awards.
This is a great opportunity to meet the writers, artists, publishers, editors and fans that make science fiction tick, so if you're in Australia or willing to travel, check out the recently updated Aussicon 4 website here (Update: the convention has now passed so the site is down).
This is the fourth World Science Fiction convention (Worldcon) to be held in Australia. Previous Worldcons were held in Australia in 1975, 1985 and 1999.