Chicon 2000

Top Ten Films

Rev. 27-Jan-2000
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ChiCon 2000 Votes for 10 Best Science Fiction Films

The current members of the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 2000, have picked the 10 best science fiction films of the Twentieth Century based on their responses to a notice in the August 1999 progress report. The members were also asked to vote for fantasy films, but none made it into the top 10.

The Top 10 List
In Order of Votes

  1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. Blade Runner (1982)
  4. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  5. Aliens (1986)
  6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  7. The War of the Worlds (1953)
  8. Dark City (1998)
  9. Gattaca (1997)
  10. The Thing (1951)

To celebrate the contribution of films to science fiction, the editor of the film section of the Chicon 2000 souvenir program book, Dr. Bob Blackwood, will create a brief essay on science fiction films in the 20th century and will edit a brief summary description of the cast, plot, and awards won by each of the top 10 sf films. If you are interested in writing a description of one of the films, list your writing experience, name the film, as well as your willingness to do any other film, and email it to Dr. Bob Blackwood or mail it to Dr. Bob Blackwood, Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago, Il. 60634 before Jan. 30, 2000. The editorial board will meet at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans on Monday- Wednesday, March 6-8, 2000. If you wish to volunteer to join the editorial board and attend the board meeting, indicate your willingness in your message.

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