Hotel Reservations Open For Members Tomorrow

The Number One Question we've been asked since spring is "When will room reservations open?"

We have just sent out an email to all registered members informing them that hotel reservations for members open tomorrow, Nov 22, at 1PM PST.
Reservation information will be posted publicly here on the website at a later date, to ensure members get first crack at the hotels.

(Actually, we sent out 3, because yours truly typoed both the date and time, setting it two weeks in the past. Clearly I was undercaffeinated.)

If you are a member (attending or supporting) and did not receive a copy of that email, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can fix it.

And yes, we are aware there is a 4th typo in the email, our hotel information page is https://www.worldcon76.org/travel-lodging/hotels (that typo was inserted by the editor interface, not me)

Please spread the word!

Our SJ Galactic Tower in the Chair's Backyard

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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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The Worldcon 76 Program Needs You!

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Are you interested in being a Program Participant?  Have a great idea for a Program Item?  Then what are you waiting for?!  Both can be submitted using our handy form here on the website.  If you are submitting a Program Item and want to be on the item, please make sure to give us your name, as the form does not automatically capture that info.
 

You can make panel and topic suggestions through our Program Item Submission Form

You can make program participant suggestions (including yourself) through our Program Participant Suggestion Form

 (And don't forget we're always looking for more staff and volunteers.. check out our Volunteer Page!

 

 

 

(PS: remember all program participants and volunteers have to be members of Worldcon 76. If you haven't yet, start your registration today by making a down payment on an attending membership!

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