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.

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Progress Report 2 is here!

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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.

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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.


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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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Membership Prices Increase February 1! Last Chance to Start Installment Plans

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If you haven't purchased your attending membership for Worldcon yet, what are you waiting for?

On February 1, our attending membership prices will increase by $20. Get the lower price right now by visiting our registration page.
An attending membership gets you all rights of a supporting membership, plus admission to all general weekend events. The price of a supporting membership ($50) will not increase. Information on how to register is here: http://www.worldcon76.org/membership/how-to-register

Equally important: January 31 is the final day you may start an installment payment plan and lock in the current price by making a down payment. With this rate increase on February 1, no new installment plans may be started. Members with existing payment plans are reminded they must finish paying their balance due by June 1, 2018.

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