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

Out and About with Worldcon 76

The Worldcon 76 team has been out and about this winter, and we're just starting to ramp up our presence! Since January 1, we've had ambassadors at Arisia, Further Confusion, Boskone, Capricon and Gallifrey One, and have at least that many appearances planned in the next couple of months.

Watch for us at a convention near you... or, even better, drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be an ambassador for Worldcon 76 at your  local or regional convention!

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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:

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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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