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

From the Chair: regarding the timing of the Hugo Finalist announcement

PageTitlesAnnouncements
As Chair of Worldcon 76, I would like to express my regret for the distress the timing of our Hugo Finalists announcement has caused for Orthodox Jewish members of our Community. It was not our intention to show disrespect.
Continue reading

Press Release: Hugo Nominations to be Announced March 31

PageTitlesAwards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HUGO AWARD FINALISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN SAN JOSE, CA ON MARCH 31, 2018

WORLDCON 76 HOLDS EVENT TO REVEAL FINALISTS FOR SCIENCE FICTION’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FAN-NOMINATED AWARD

SAN JOSE, CA March 16, 2018: San Jose has the honor of hosting the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon 76) this year and with that, the honor of presenting the 2018 Hugo Awards. The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer, the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for the Best Young Adult Book, and the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards will be announced live from three locations by Worldcon 76 on March 31, 2018 at 12 noon Pacific Daylight Time / 8pm British Summer Time.

Live announcements will be held simultaneously in three locations: the 7 Stars Bar & Grill, located at 398 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, California, at Follycon (Eastercon) in Harrogate, UK, and Norwescon in Seattle, Washington.

Continue reading

Progress Report 3: Counting down to Worldcon

Progress Report 3: Counting down to Worldcon

Hugo voting has begun, and much more stuff is on the way. Check out our latest Progress Report for stories on past Worldcon, local places to visit when you're here, and an interview with Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio about his #Mexicanx Initiative.

Note: If you have requested a hard copy of the Progress Report, they are in the mail right now. Look for the report and your Hugo, Retro Hugo, and Site Selection ballots to arrive sometime in the next two or three weeks.

Progress Report 3

Questions? Feedback? Outrageous puns? Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Continue reading

Progress Report 2 is here!

PageTitlesPublications

Worldcon 76 in San Jose has made progress, and we want to share it with you!

Inside: Fans and Food, John Picacio, My First Worldcon stories, preview our Exhibits, Hotel updates, WSFS Constitution, Red Carpet invitation to the 1943 Retro Hugos...and more.

No time travelers, extraterrestrials, ethical vampires, or mythological beings have (yet) been harmed in the process.

Progress Report 2

Questions? Feedback? Outrageous puns? Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Continue reading

Didn't get your Hugo PIN? Here's what to do!

PageTitlesAwards

Hugo Logo

Word from Dave McCarty, Hugo Awards Administrator:

Hugo nominations are open! All eligible members of Worldcon 76, Worldcon 75, and Dublin 2019 have had their membership and PIN information e-mailed to them so they can start nominating online. The initial mailing had an issue with some members not seeing their first and last name filled in for their credentials. This was solely due to a formatting issue with the e-mail. We have re-sent notices to those affected members showing their full information.

Continue reading