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

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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.

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Hugo Nominations Open; John Picacio to host 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony

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Hugo Award logoWorldcon 76 is pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2018 Hugo Awards and the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards is beginning!

Members of Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, and members of Worldcon 76 in San Jose and Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon who joined before January 1, 2018 will be receiving their credentials for the online ballot over the course of the next several days via email, and Worldcon 76 members receiving paper publications will find paper ballots included with Progress Report 2, currently being printed and mailed.

"The list of eligible nominators has nearly 14,000 names on it, so we have to send the emails in waves to avoid having them flagged as spam," noted Dave McCarty, Hugo Administrator for Worldcon 76. "PINs are being e-mailed out this weekend. We will announce once all PINs have been sent via e-mail and have directions on what you can do if you have not received your PIN."

The nominations period ends at 11:59PM PDT on Friday, March 16  (06:59 Saturday, March 17, 2018 UTC). Online nominations will be closed at that point, and paper nominating ballots must be received by the Hugo Administrator by that time.


John Picacio

 


The 2018 Hugo Awards will be presented at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention, being held August 16-20, 2018, at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Worldcon 76 has selected  Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio to host the 2018 Hugo Awards Ceremony, considered by many attendees the high point of the convention weekend. 

Mr. Picacio, a two-time Hugo winner himself, remarks, "It's a huge honor to be the host of one of science fiction and fantasy's biggest nights. This is going to be an historical evening and I can't wait to be there with everyone at Worldcon 76."

Kevin Roche, Worldcon 76 Conference Chair, noted that "I was thrilled when John accepted my invitation to host the ceremony. It was one of the first actions I was privileged to take as Chair, and I expect him to be a brilliant master of ceremonies."

Worldcon 76 is also administering the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards, an opportunity for fandom to recognize works published during the wartime hiatus during which no Worldcon was convened. The Retro Hugos will be announced at a red carpet "1943 Worldcon Party" scheduled as part of First Night at Worldcon 76, on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

 

 

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Progress Report 1 is here!

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And there was much rejoicing.

Find out what Worldcon San Jose has been planning since we made a splash in Helsinki.

Inside: A Message from the Chair, 2018 Site Selection Results, a preview of our Exhibit Hall, what you need to know about San Jose and why you should come, pictures of team WC76, and more!

Progress Report 1

 

Oops! We made a few errors in the print version of the Progress Report. Go here for Errata.

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Position: Move-In/Move-Out Coordinator

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Reporting to: Kathy Bond, Operations Division Head

Apply via: Volunteer Information Form

Tasks and Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for coordinating the moving of all of our equipment into and out of the convention center. You will need to work closely with the Equipment Acquisition person within the Operations Team as well as working at-con with the various departments who will be receiving the stuff as it is unloaded. You will also coordinate getting it all back at the end. You will work with the Gophers head to snag gophers for the loading and unloading, as well as recruiting some key staff people for MIMO.

Time commitment: 

You MUST be available on the Wednesday before the con (8/15/18) and the final day of the con (Monday, 8/20/18) for move-in and move-out. You will have a heavy workload both days. Your time commitment before the con is likely a few hours per month; and after the con, a few hours in the first week.

Experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities:

You should be detail oriented, and good with organization and spreadsheets. You will be very comfortable driving big trucks. If you have a CDL it's a huge plus.

Physical requirements: 

This is a very physical job. You will need to be able to move heavy items around and lift things on and off trucks.

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Position: Art Show Staff

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Reporting to: Elayne Pelz, Art Show Area Head

Apply via: Volunteer Information Form

Tasks and Responsibilities:

You will help watch over the art show during the convention and sell prints. Before the Art Show opens, you will help set up the show and help hang art.

Time commitment: 

You will be expected to work 3 - 6 hours per day during the convention. You will also help set up the show on the Wednesday before the con and help tear down the show on the Monday of the con.

Experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities:

You must be able to walk around the art show to help watch over it. You will need to be able to pick up computer skills quickly to help with sales of prints. 

Physical requirements: 

You must be able to walk around the art show as needed.

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