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Pittcon was the 1960 Worldcon, which was held September 3-5 at the Pittsburgh Penn-Sheraton Hotel (commonly called the William Penn Hotel, now called the Omni William Penn) 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.

1960 Hugos.

The 1961 Worldcon was awarded without objection to Seattle for Seacon. See 1961 Worldcon Site Selection.

Future Trivia: The Hugo Award Ceremony was held in the 17th floor ballroom of the hotel. In May 1977, the wedding reception for Brenda W. Clough and Larry Clough took place at the same location. Scenes for at least two movies (the banquet scene for Foxcatcher (2014) and the medical convention scene for Concussion (2015)) were shot in this ballroom.

Con reports:

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.

Hal Shapiro published the STF and FSY Songbook and distributed it at Pittcon. This was the first filk songbook distributed in connection with a convention.

Detention Worldcon - Bidding - Hugos Seacon
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