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.

Charity Donations: French Larry Niven?

 

 

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These are pretty cool, even if you don't speak French!

Donated by private collector Tim Sinniger, two limited edition French Larry Niven novels: L'anneau-Monde (Ringworld) and Le Monde Des Ptavvs (World of the Ptavvs). As we understand it, these are limited prints that would have been distributed to the collaborators in the creation of the printing.  Le Monde Des Ptavvs definitely has the mark that indicates it is one of 120 such printings. Sinniger believes the L'anneau-Monde should have had the marking, but may have been missed.  The French pages indicating the specifics of the print run are included below.

But what makes this cool are the color end sheets and plates showing characters and scenes from the books.

We have no idea what they will go for, but they're quite cool. Might be a bargain, might be a terrific bidding war! 

 

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

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Business Meeting Update

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The agenda for Worldcon 76 is currently in progress. You can find the latest addition on our Business Meeting page. Click on the "Agenda" link. It will be updated frequently as material comes in. The deadline for submission of new business is August 2, 2018.

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Room & Ride Share, and Membership Transfers Space is Live!

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Members have been asking for a place to do this, and fandom stepped up to help us out.

Announcing the new WorldCon 76 Membership Transfer and Resource Sharing Facebook Group!

This is a moderated group for people looking for room shares, ride shares, and membership transfer arrangements. You must join the page and have your application approved before you can contribute.

From the page:

Welcome! This is the official page for WorldCon76 attendees seeking to connect with each other in order to transfer memberships and to share resources and information.

If you're looking for a membership, a rideshare, a hotel roomie, a buddy to help you with getting into an awkward costume, etc, this is the place to post your inquiries. If you've got a spare membership or a seat in your car, etc, then this is also the place for you to spread the word. 

Join today! Even if you don't need anything you might be able to help out another member.

A giant thank you to Johanna and Anne who volunteered to moderate this for all of us!

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Charity Donations: Krusty the Clown Cereal Box

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You're either a fan, or you're not...

 You're either a fan, or you're not...

We have to acknowledge The Simpsons as being one of the most exhaustive referencer of science fiction and fandom, slavishly incorporating everything from fannish obsessions, to show parodies to celebrity "appearances."  It is one of the few cartoons that you can use the phrase "back around the turn of the century" to reference events in the still active series. So, "back around the turn of the century" there was a Simpsons promotion where 7-11 Stores were temporarily converted to Springfield's signature Kwik-E-Marts, complete with food products from the show. It went fast, and there was no more made afterwards. 

This donation is a near-mint box (cereal has been removed, yes but you wouldn't have wanted to eat it) featuring Frosted Krusty O's. You know your collection of obscure fannish show props won't be complete without it!  

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

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Charity Donations: She Creature - Queen of the Lair

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff.

Another amazingly detailed action figure display model. The picture does not do it justice, it's a wonderfully composed figure, with a base and lots of accessories. You simply will have to come to the Silent Auction exhibit space to check it out for yourself!

This donation comes from Steven Rose, Jr., and is called She Creature - Queen of the Lair.  It comes from the Stan Winston collection. Stan Winston made a movie for cable TV called She-Creature (a remake of the 1950s B movie of the same name) and so the action figure is based on that. It's very articulately sculpted and comes with a prop-like platform.

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

 

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