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: Frazetta's Death Dealer

Charity Donations: Frazetta's Death Dealer

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

At an convention auction for fans, you kind of expect to see some cool toys...

Donated by "The Bretschneider Family" this still in the package statue is just waiting to go home with the winning bidder (we do hope it behaves once it gets there!)

Inspired by an iconic Frank Frazetta painting, this can be left in the unique packaging or removed to sit directly on your shelf or desk.  

And if you like this one, there's another "prettier" Frazetta statue that I'll be posting a few days.

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.


Ric Bretschneider
Worldcon 76 Charity Auction

 

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Membership Prices increase July 1!

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 Register now before the price goes up to the at-the-door rate!

The new prices will be: 

Attending Adult Membership: $250

Active Duty/First Responder/Young Adult: $125

Child: $75

Also, please note: all installment plan balances should be paid in full at this time. Discounts for pre-supporting members also expire on July 1, 2018.

There will be single-day memberships available; prices and advance sales information will be posted later in July. 

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Retrospective Hugo Award Voter Packet Released

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Worldcon 76 has issued the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet, a collection of finalists for the 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year's Hugo Awards.

Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued. In some cases, the Retro-Hugo packet includes only a pointer to a location where the work can be found online. Not all works shortlisted for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards appear in the Retro-Hugo Voter Packet due to challenges with obtaining rights to distribute them.

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Call for Papers: Student Poster Competition

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2018 World Science Fiction Convention (worldcon76.org) is looking for undergraduate students, graduate students or post-doctoral scholars to participate in a poster competition on Saturday, Aug. 18. Here is an opportunity to share your research with an audience that is very interested in science, engineering and technology.

The convention will be at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on August 16-20, 2018.

There will be a $100 prize for the poster that best communicates science to the general public. More info on the website at: http://www.worldcon76.org/program/student-papers

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Charity Donations: John & Bjo Trimble

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This is why I love working the Charity Auction.

We had already absorbed the sad news that John and Bjo Trimble would not be able to attend this year's Worldcon.

I was not prepared for the fact that they would still be participating in the convention a very personal way.

Today's mail brought a very large box. On the outside, it looked plain. But when I saw the return address, I quickly opened it and marveled.

Yes, I'm teasing you a little. This is just the top level of a deep box of products and memorabilia donated to the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of Star Trek, you know of the Trimble's association with the show. I can guarantee that there is something in this box that you'll need to add to your collection.

Remember, the silent charity auction runs Thursday August 16 through the morning of Saturday August 18th, with the voice charity auction starting at Noon that same Saturday.

I'll be posting more from this box in the future, but it was so exciting I just needed to share!

Ric Bretschneider
Worldcon 76 Charity Auction

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