The 1963 Worldcon and first in the Baltimore/Washington area, Discon was held August 31 - September 2 at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC. GoH: Murray Leinster. Isaac Asimov was Toastmaster. Chaired by George Scithers.
1963 Hugo Results. (The Hugo rules were changed at Discon so that series became ineligible for Hugos: only individual works were henceforth eligible.) See 1964 Site Selection results.
Chairman George Scithers wrote an extensive report on the convention, telling the whole story. It's a wonderful example of what running a Worldcon was like in simpler days.
DC in 1963 was unopposed. See 1963 Site Selection results.
See Dave Kyle's reminiscence of Discon I written for the Noreascon Three PB.
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