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

Progress Report 1 is here!

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And there was much rejoicing.

Find out what Worldcon San Jose has been planning since we made a splash in Helsinki.

Inside: A Message from the Chair, 2018 Site Selection Results, a preview of our Exhibit Hall, what you need to know about San Jose and why you should come, pictures of team WC76, and more!

Progress Report 1

 

Oops! We made a few errors in the print version of the Progress Report. Go here for Errata.

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The Worldcon 76 Program Needs You!

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Are you interested in being a Program Participant?  Have a great idea for a Program Item?  Then what are you waiting for?!  Both can be submitted using our handy form here on the website.  If you are submitting a Program Item and want to be on the item, please make sure to give us your name, as the form does not automatically capture that info.
 

You can make panel and topic suggestions through our Program Item Submission Form

You can make program participant suggestions (including yourself) through our Program Participant Suggestion Form

 (And don't forget we're always looking for more staff and volunteers.. check out our Volunteer Page!

 

 

 

(PS: remember all program participants and volunteers have to be members of Worldcon 76. If you haven't yet, start your registration today by making a down payment on an attending membership!

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Membership Prices are Going Up!

If you haven't purchased your attending membership for Worldcon yet, what are you waiting for? In just over 24 hours our attending membership prices will increase by $20. Get the lowest price right now by visiting our registration page. An attending membership gets you all rights of a supporting membership, plus admission to all general weekend events. The price of a supporting membership ($50) will not increase.

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Hotel Info coming soon... Reservations open later this year

One of the number one questions that we keep hearing is "When will hotel reservations open?"

We'll be updating our travel pages soon*, and there will be lots of hotel information in the PR coming out in the next month. We expect reservations to go live (via our RegOnline system) late this fall. 

*The "Facilities" page does now list all the hotels we have contracted blocks with already.

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Attention Dealers and Creators: Info and forms are available now!

The Worldcon 76 Staff have been hard at work this summer, and information and forms for dealers (vendors) and creators is now available via this website.

For a summary of our plans, we recommend you check out our Exhibit Hall overview page.  (It's good reading for everybody, in fact!)

Interested in dealing/vending in the Dealers' Room? The rules and a link to the application form are available on the Dealers' Room FAQ!

Want to exhibit/sell your art? Check out the Art Show Rules and Application!

Want to sell your own art/items/services for just part of the convention? Check out the Creators' Alley information!

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