When the packet is available Worldcon 76 will send announcements to all members who have registered their e-mail addresses with the convention. We will also make public announcements on this web site, Facebook page, and Twitter.
Reporting to: Kathryn Duval, Registrar
Apply via: Volunteer Information Form
Tasks and Responsibilities:
For most Worldcon attendees, the registration desk is the beginning of their Worldcon. Their registration experience can set the tone for the rest of their convention. This is a role where friendly volunteers who can handle both the routine and the unexpected can meet and truly have a positive impact on a large number of people.
As a member of the Registration Desk Staff you will help people register, look up memberships, process payments from new members, look up or print badges, hand out badges and registration materials, and enter member information into our registration system. Some shifts will be very busy, especially early in the convention. Later shifts will be more relaxed and provide an opportunity to socialize with other volunteers.
Both experienced and first-time registration volunteers are welcome!
Registration will open on Wednesday, August 15, and be open daily through Monday, August 20. Hours have not yet been established. Shifts will be 3 hours long.
Experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities:
You should be kind and enjoy helping people; friendly, with a ready smile; and able to keep a cool head in a fast-paced environment and with people who may become frustrated. Punctuality, reliability, and the ability to handle money are also very important.
There may be some physical requirements in handling materials and getting badges from the printer, but this position is primarily sedentary, and we can work around most physical restrictions.
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.
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.
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.