Noreascon 3

The 1989 Worldcon, and third in Boston, Noreascon 3 was held August 31 to September 4 at the Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Back Bay Hilton Hotel, and Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. GoHs: Andre Norton (pro), Ian & Betty Ballantine (pro), The Stranger Club (fan). Chaired by Mark L. Olson. See also the Noreascon 3 Committee list.

The Stranger Club was the first SF club in Boston and sponsor of the pre-War series of Boskones and the club was the Fan Guest of Honor of Noreascon 3. All of its known surviving members were invited to the convention as guests to represent the club and seven were located and attended: Art Widner, Chan Davis, Harry Stubbs (Hal Clement), Louis Russell Chauvenet, Timothy Orrok, Norman Stanley, and Robert D. Swisher.

Major special events at the convention included the 50th Anniversary Brunch, SF Tonight, the Concourse, and Boxboro Fandom's Louis Wu's Birthday Party.

Bidders: Boston in '89, New York in '89. See 1989 Site Selection results for more details.

For more details on the Hugos, see 1989 Hugo results.
For more details on the site selection conducted at Noreascon 3, see 1992 Site Selection results.

Noreascon 3 started the Pass-Along Funds process in which Worldcons sign up to pass on at least 50% of their surplus in exchange for receiving pass-along funds from its predecessors.

Noreascon 3 was sponsored by MCFI.

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