Pittcon was the 1960 Worldcon, which was held September 3-5 at the Pittsburgh Penn-Sheraton Hotel (commonly called the William Penn Hotel) in Pittsburgh. The GoH was James Blish. Isaac Asimov was Toastmaster and it was chaired by Dirce Archer.
The Pittcon Business Meeting limited Hugo nominations to members of the Worldcon due to an attempt to stuff the ballot. (See 1959 Hugos for details.) Carl Brandon's 1958 fannish play The Purple Pastures and James O'Meara’s fannish musical, Requiem for a Fake Fan were presented by a joint group from LASFS and CHIAC.
- Sam Moskowitz' Pittcon Reminiscence
- L. Sprague de Camp and Poul Andersons' Report on the 1960 WSFS BM from Amra
- Cry of the Nameless #145 cover is photos from Pittcon
- Cry of the Nameless #145 p4 is a long con report by Wally Weber
The bidders for 1960 were: Chicago in '60, DC in 1960, Philadelphia in 1960, and Pittsburgh in '60. The Pittsburgh bid beat the DC bid in a vote at the WSFS Business Meeting at Detention. See 1960 Worldcon Site Selection for details.
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