|St. Louiscon, the 27th World Science Fiction Convention|
|Dates||28 August–1 September 1969|
|Venue||Chase Park Plaza Hotel|
|Location(s)||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Organized by||Ozark Science Fiction Association|
The 27th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as St. Louiscon, was held August 28–September 1, 1969, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, under the auspices of OSFA, the Ozark Science Fiction Association.
The chairpersons were Ray Fisher and Joyce Fisher. The guests of honor were Jack Gaughan (professional) and Eddie Jones (fan artist). Jones, the Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, replaced Ted White. The toastmaster was Harlan Ellison. Total attendance was 1,534 from a registration exceeding 2,001, making it the largest Worldcon to that point in both regards.
The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.
- Best Novel: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
- Best Novella: "Nightwings" by Robert Silverberg
- Best Novelette: "The Sharing of Flesh" by Poul Anderson
- Best Short Story: "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World" by Harlan Ellison
- Best Dramatic Presentation: 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Best Professional Artist: Jack Gaughan
- Best Professional Magazine: Fantasy & Science Fiction
- Best Fanzine: Science Fiction Review, edited by Richard E. Geis
- Best Fan Artist: Vaughn Bodé
- Best Fan Writer: Harry Warner, Jr.
- Special Award: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins for "The Best Moon Landing Ever"
- Lynch, Richard (March 29, 1996). "Chapter Eight: Worldcons of the 1960s". Fan History of the 1960s. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- "The Long List of Hugo Awards, 1969". New England Science Fiction Association. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
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