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.

Announcing the Worldcon 76 Local Guide!

The Publications & Communications team have prepared a web/smartphone app to help newcomers and visitors to San Jose with detailed information about the stores and restaurants that are nearby the Convention Center, downtown hotels, and the SJC airport.

Visit the Local Guide page under Travel & Lodging to view the web app or download and install the mobile app (iOS users must install the app from Safari).

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Charity Donation: San Jose Museum of Art Membership

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

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This may not be of interest to Worldcon Members who aren't local to the Bay Area, but given the way people move around who can tell?

The San Jose Museum of Art has donated an Advocate Membership to our auction.  This includes the following benefits:

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Charity Donations: Game of Thrones Coin

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

Another one of a kind... or rather 1 of 10 in existence donation will be available during the Charity Auction.  This iron coin features the Faceless Man, from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is #4 in this very limited run.  George RR Martin was given #1, and has signed a card included in this package. 

Crafted and donated by Shire Post Mint, this coin was actually sent into the stratosphere via a weather balloon in 2015. The manufacturers call it the “Spaceless Man Coin” when discussing it among themselves. It includes a piece of the balloon and other event artifacts, including a thumb drive with video and stills of the coin's assent into the stratosphere.

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Charity Donations: Do You Want A Hugo?

 

 

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

Some things we have in the Charity Auction, you just can't buy. They have to be awarded to you. You have to be in the right place, the right time, doing the right thing. 

Well, here's an opportunity you probably won't see again.

You can bid on a Hugo Award. Yup, a beautiful, delicious Hugo Award.

Delicious?

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Charity Donations: Three Trimble Boxes

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 We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

Back in June one of the first donations we spotlighted with a generously overflowing box of Star Trek paraphernalia from John and Bjo Trimble.  We took our time going through this, and eventually decided it needed to be divided into three different offerings, that we're calling Trimble Boxes.

Classic Trek fans will adore this collection of fan basics. Not only does it contain a Vulcan salute hat, but a mint-in-box tribble and a set of Spock ears! (Of course they could probably double as elf-ears if you're so inclined.  Add to that a set of buttons, and three Mega Blox bags. We do expect this to generate have quite a bit of interest!

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