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

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

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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On the Way to Worldcon

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