The 29th Worldcon, and first in Boston, Noreascon was held September 2–6, 1971, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. GoH: Clifford D. Simak, FGoH: Harry Warner, Jr., Robert Silverberg was Toastmaster, and it was chaired by Tony Lewis. There were 1,600 members.
Boston in 71 won over Washington in '71 in the 1971 Worldcon Site Selection held at St. Louiscon in 1969 (the first Worldcon chosen with a 2-year lead time). 1973 Worldcon Site Selection chose Toronto in '73.
Noreascon hosted the 1971 Hugos. As a gesture of friendship to Canadian fans, Noreascon translated the Hugo ballot into French and sent that to all Canadians. There was also a Russian version of the ballot.
- Noreascon I publications and photos on fanac.org.
- Tony Lewis' reminiscence of the convention.
- The Noreascon Proceedings edited by Leslie Turek was published by NESFA provide a complete record of the convention's program. Online.
- The banquet was recorded and Bill Desmond produced a pair of vinyl records from the recordings. The contents have been digitized and are available:
- Part 1.
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
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