August 16-20, 2018    San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention) is the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians and other creators, first held in New York City in 1939. Worldcon is held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year.

Worldcon 76 will be held in San Jose, California, in August 2018. It's being organized by a committee sponsored by San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a California public benefit corporation.

Worldcon 75 is being held in Helsinki, Finland in August 2017, and is being organized by a completely different group. Its website is www.worldcon.fi

What's Happening with Worldcon 76? Registration and Rate Changes

A quick update on Worldcon 76 as we come to the end of 2016: 

If you haven't been watching our Facebook page, you may have missed some recent announcements about registration. We are working on bringing that here to the website as well, but for now here's what you need to know.

Most of our activity on Worldcon 76 is still behind-the-scenes. We've started building up our program, events, and exhibits divisions, and they are diving right into designing our convention; we want to make it as spectacular as we can. While that has been going on, there have been a number of developments on the membership front that you might want to know about:

  • If you voted in Site Selection for Worldcon 76, you should have received notification* by this point on how to complete updating your registration status in our system. The process is slightly different for folk who did not pre-support the San Jose bid than for those who did.
    • If you did not pre-support, your information had to be transcribed from paper forms. That information was not quite enough to fill in all the blanks on our registration forms.
    • If you voted but did not pre-support, and did not  receive an email invitation explaining how to complete registration for your supporting membership, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll try to get to the bottom of things. It could be as simple as human error in the transcription process.
    • If you pre-supported San Jose in 2018, you are already in our registration system and can log back in to upgrade your membership. We've prepared a step-by-step slideshow to show you just how to do it. (Mobile users may find the document version easier to read.) We believe that everyone who pre-supported and voted has been properly tagged in the system, but if, once you have logged in, your membership status seems incorrect, again, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can correct matters.

      *Note: We are using an outside vendor, RegOnline.com, for our registration process and database. This lets us take advantage of its privacy protections and payment and lodging integrations. Unfortunately, some email handlers may classify messages from that system as spam. So if you have not received a message, and you think you should have, take a peek in your spam folder!
  • Please note that January 31, 2017 is an important date for two reasons:
    1. It is the final date for us to transmit membership information to Worldcon 75 (Helsinki) for the process of determining eligibility to nominate for the 2017 Hugo Awards. If you wish to participate in the nomination process, you must be a valid supporting member of Worldcon 75 or Worldcon 76 by that date. (Members of MidAmeriCon 2, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, are also eligible to nominate, but we are not responsible for transmitting that data.)
    2. It is the final date to register at our early-bird membership rates. The rate for Attending Adult Memberships increases to $190 at 12:01AM Pacific Time on February 1, 2017.

We hope you and yours have enjoyed a pleasant holiday season as 2016 winds to a close; you can expect to see many more announcements and changes on this website as 2017 begins!

Kevin Roche

Conference Chair, Worldcon 76

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Progress Report 0

Progress Report 0

Progress Report 0 is out. Enjoy!

Progress Report 0.1 (PDF).pdf

 Note we've updated it to the latest price table, so technically it is now Progress Report 0.1

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We Did It!

We Did It!

Worldcon will be returning to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Thursday, 16 August through Monday, 20 August, 2018.

We'll be posting news as we make your Worldcon of the future!

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From the Chair

We’re thrilled to be hosting the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose! Thanks to everyone who supported the bid, and thanks, too, to everyone who cared enough about Worldcon to invest their time and resources in the Site Selection process.

 

We’ve got some stellar Guests of Honor already confirmed, and will be adding more in the near future. I hope you’ll be astounded by the guests we’ve invited!

 

San Jose is a place that rewards and celebrates creativity. Where people, in their day jobs, advance science and technology, only to go home and create more. Where being smart and nerdy is the mainstream. We have a great partner in Team San Jose and the McEnery Convention Center, home to a number of our local and regional fannish events.

 

Please join us over the next two years while our team at SFSFC builds your Worldcon of the Future! There will be many opportunities (and some surprises) along the way for you to join in as we make it a reality.

 

Kevin Roche

Conference Chair

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