August 16-20, 2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention) is the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians and other creators, first held in New York City in 1939. Worldcon is held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year. Worldcon 76 will be held in San Jose, California, in August 2018. It's being organized by a committee sponsored by San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a California public benefit corporation.

Thursday and Friday Photos

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Our official photographers have been busy--since before Opening Ceremonies, they have been busy taking candid and posed pictures of Worldcon, so we can have memories that will always be Spectactular.

Worldcon76.org now has a photo gallery that includes all of the photos the official photographers have chosen to share with the convention. Check the photo gallery often, as it will get updated almost hourly with new images of panels, performances, debates, pun-contests, and awesome moments at the world's biggest science fiction convention.

A note on the convention's privacy policy: The services of an official professional photographer are used for Worldcon 76. By registering for the Worldcon 76, you agree to allow Worldcon 76/SFSFC to use your photograph in Worldcon 76-related publications, on the Worldcon 76 website, or in other Worldcon 76/SFSFC materials.

WORLDCON 76 PHOTO GALLERY

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1943 Retro Hugo Awards Winners Announced

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From border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea, let’s go to press from the garden city of San Jose with the results of the Retro Hugo Awards for 1943!   

The winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention.

1943 Retrospective Hugo Award Winners

Best Fan Writer
Forrest J Ackerman

Best Fanzine
Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker

Best Professional Artist
Virgil Finlay

Best Editor - Short Form
John W. Campbell

Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form
Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)

Best Short Story
"The Twonky," by Lewis Padgett (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)

Best Novelette
"Foundation," by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)

Best Novella
"Waldo," by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)

Best Novel
Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)

703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper)  were received and counted from the members of the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.

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Day the Final

 
Eureka! We need to get to San Jose!
 
Today is the final push down the coast to the Bay Area and San Jose. Producer A made it back in one piece around 2 AM, and we think he’s alive. Most of his communication seems to be consisting of a long uninterrupted vowel movement.
 
After saying good bye to the hotel we got back on route 101, and began the drive to our final destination.
 
Our first stop was redwood national forest where we took pictures of the incredible trees, and stood in silent contemplation of the incredible age and resilience of these magnificent giants.
 
 
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Future WSFS Conventions

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On Friday, August 17, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in 210A, Worldcon 76 will host the "Future WSFS Conventions" panel. This gives future Worldcons, future bids, and potential future bids the opportunity to present themselves and to answer questions from the audience. In preparation, questionnaires were sent out to the participants. Read them here.

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Paul and the Babe.

After a run down I-5 we turned towards the coast at Grant’s Pass OR, and started down route 99. The haze from the California wildfires began to be more and more obvious, and the countryside keeps getting prettier. 
 
Soon, towering redwoods lined the road on either side of us and we saw a major milestone ahead on the road.
 
 
California, here we are! 
 
After a lovely encounter with a young family at the state line, we took each other’s groups photos.
 
Spider sez: We ain’t giving em back neither.
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