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

RIP Jordin Kare

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Worldcon 76 mourns the loss of Dr. Jordin Kare, real-life rocket scientist, musician, songwriter, and friend to many of us in the Bay Area.

Jordin could always be trusted to liven up the most serious panels and the most humorous music circles. His knowledge and wit will be missed.

Our thoughts go out to his wife, Mary Kay Kare, at this difficult time.

Jordin and Mary Kay Kare were two of the people I first met in convention fandom, back when I was actively joining music circles more often.

For a while, it seemed like every time Andy and I traveled via air, we would run into Jordin and Mary Kay in the airport, or, just as likely, already at our destination, and it was always a pleasant surprise. It seems unimaginable to me that can't happen any more.

Jordin, I will miss your ready smile and astonishing mind.

Requiescat in pace

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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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