Position: Equipment Acquisition

Reporting to: Kathy Bond, Operations Division Head

Apply via: Volunteer Information Form

Tasks and Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for coordinating a master list of equipment needed at the convention and then sourcing the equipment in the most economical way possible---either through purchasing or borrowing. You will also be responsible for arranging any shipping needed for the equipment and storage as necessary. 

Time commitment: 

Before the con, this position will likely require a commitment of 4-8 hours per week. During the con, you will be heavily involved in Move-in and Move-Out in order to keep track of the equipment. After the con, this position will last until borrowed equipment is returned. 

Experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities:

You should be detail-oriented, good with spreadsheets, enjoy organization, able to communicate and reach out to people.

Physical requirements: 

There may be some physical requirements during MIMO, but this position is primarily sedentary, and we could work around someone who can't lift things off a truck

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Membership Prices are Going Up!

If you haven't purchased your attending membership for Worldcon yet, what are you waiting for? In just over 24 hours our attending membership prices will increase by $20. Get the lowest 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.

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Hotel Info coming soon... Reservations open later this year

One of the number one questions that we keep hearing is "When will hotel reservations open?"

We'll be updating our travel pages soon*, and there will be lots of hotel information in the PR coming out in the next month. We expect reservations to go live (via our RegOnline system) late this fall. 

*The "Facilities" page does now list all the hotels we have contracted blocks with already.

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Attention Dealers and Creators: Info and forms are available now!

The Worldcon 76 Staff have been hard at work this summer, and information and forms for dealers (vendors) and creators is now available via this website.

For a summary of our plans, we recommend you check out our Exhibit Hall overview page.  (It's good reading for everybody, in fact!)

Interested in dealing/vending in the Dealers' Room? The rules and a link to the application form are available on the Dealers' Room FAQ!

Want to exhibit/sell your art? Check out the Art Show Rules and Application!

Want to sell your own art/items/services for just part of the convention? Check out the Creators' Alley information!

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Announcing new Guests of Honor: John Picacio and Frank Hayes

Today I had the great pleasure of announcing two more Guests of Honor for Worldcon 76 in San Jose. 

At the "Future Worldcons" panel today at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, I revealed that artist John Picacio and musician Frank Hayes have been added to our roster of honored guests. We're excited and thrilled that they will be joining us next August!

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