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

Charity Donations: Star Trek Happy Meals!

 

 

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

I saw this at a recent BASFA auction and couldn't believe it was going for so low, so I went ahead and snapped it up for the Worldcon Charity Auction.

A bit of history on a couple of fronts. These six cardboard boxes held McDonald's first promotional Happy Meals, based on the release of Star Trek the Motion Picture. Every inch of the boxes are covered with related images, puzzles, trivia, movie lines, etc.  They've been unfolded, stored flat and are in great shape.  Reportedly there were five different designs, so one of these is a duplicate, I think it's McCoy, but I might be wrong. 

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Charity Donations: Studio Foglio

 

 

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

We're not quite sure what Phil and Kaja Foglio will be donating, but given nothing they produce is less than wildly fun and creative we're pretty excited none the less.

Don't already know about Girl Genius, the Hugo winning web series, the graphic novels, the books, the patches, badges and other paraphernalia? Well you're in for a treat. Already indoctrinated? You know this is going to be good.

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Charity Donations: Cards Against Humanity

 

 

 

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

 

A charity auction donation from Andy Trembly and Worldcon Chairman Kevin Roche, this is probably one of the bigger and most pimped-out Cards Against Humanity game collections you will ever see up for auction. The basic set and the six expansions, four Crabs Adjust Humidity expansions. Several themed expansions, several still unopened. And the Peaks Against Society (Twin Peaks) expansion! 

Add to that accessories that will make your CAH parties the coolest around.  Four plexiglass card shoes, two large, two short along with a mechanical card shuffler and two containers of SortKwik fingertip moisturizer!  It even comes with a rolling travel bag that holds everythign, and is the same style as Kevin's hair!  (That's it in the back of the picture above.)

You're not likely to see another collection like this again. 

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Hugo Voting Closes July 31

This means we are in the last week left to rank your choices for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retro Hugo Awards!

Voting for both will end on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT. 

Here are the links for voting:

Vote for the Hugos | Hugo Voter Packet (download)

Vote for the 1943 Retrospective Hugos | Retro Hugo Voter Packet (download)

Remember that your online ballots may be updated at any time. We encourage members not to wait until the last minute to file their Hugo ballots. The servers can become overloaded and this can sometimes cause difficulty getting all of your rankings saved before the ballot deadline.

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The Worldcon Program -- We will do better.

 23 July, 2018

I directed the Program Division to take down the preliminary program information that was released yesterday evening. There were too many errors and problems in it to leave it up.
 
I am sorry we slighted and angered so many of the people we are gathering to meet, honor and celebrate. This was a mistake, our mistake. We were trying to build a program reflecting the diversity of fandom and respectful of intersectionality. I am heartbroken that we failed so completely.
 
We are tearing the program apart and starting over. It was intended to be a reflection of the cultures, passions and experiences of Worldcon membership, with room for both new voices and old. What we released yesterday failed to do that; we must do better.
 
Many of you have offered to help us do a better job. Thank you. We cannot accept all those offers, but yes, we will be turning to some of you to help us do it better this time.
 
We will continue to reach out to the Hugo Finalists we have missed connections with, to ensure any who wish to be on the program will have a place on it.
 
Kevin Roche
Chair, Worldcon 76 in San Jose
 
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