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.

Charity Donations: Audiobooks by Skyboat!

 

 

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

Oh man, but do we have a some great dealers coming to Worldcon 76!  And Skyboat Media is definitely at the top of my "Big Givers" list!

Today's mail brought three bags of mystery (as well as SF and Fantasy) in what should be a show highlight. Each bag contains seven or eight audiobook packs by Skyboat Media (https://skyboatmedia.com/) divided into those three categories.  With a value of over $125 each, we're looking forward to making a few commuter's long commutes a bit easier as they drive along having these wonderful books read to them. 

The bags will be auctioned separately, but should you miss out on winning them all you can visit Skybox Media in our dealer area.

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Charity Donations: Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine

 

 

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

Donated by S. Kay Nash: Typofairy.com, these four issues are bagged and boarded, in Fine to  "Good +" condition and contain quite an array of contributing authors.  Will you walk away from the auction with this little treasure? 

Read more about Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine here.

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

 

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Charity Donations: French Larry Niven?

 

 

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

These are pretty cool, even if you don't speak French!

Donated by private collector Tim Sinniger, two limited edition French Larry Niven novels: L'anneau-Monde (Ringworld) and Le Monde Des Ptavvs (World of the Ptavvs). As we understand it, these are limited prints that would have been distributed to the collaborators in the creation of the printing.  Le Monde Des Ptavvs definitely has the mark that indicates it is one of 120 such printings. Sinniger believes the L'anneau-Monde should have had the marking, but may have been missed.  The French pages indicating the specifics of the print run are included below.

But what makes this cool are the color end sheets and plates showing characters and scenes from the books.

We have no idea what they will go for, but they're quite cool. Might be a bargain, might be a terrific bidding war! 

 

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

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Business Meeting Update

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The agenda for Worldcon 76 is currently in progress. You can find the latest addition on our Business Meeting page. Click on the "Agenda" link. It will be updated frequently as material comes in. The deadline for submission of new business is August 2, 2018.

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Room & Ride Share, and Membership Transfers Space is Live!

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Members have been asking for a place to do this, and fandom stepped up to help us out.

Announcing the new WorldCon 76 Membership Transfer and Resource Sharing Facebook Group!

This is a moderated group for people looking for room shares, ride shares, and membership transfer arrangements. You must join the page and have your application approved before you can contribute.

From the page:

Welcome! This is the official page for WorldCon76 attendees seeking to connect with each other in order to transfer memberships and to share resources and information.

If you're looking for a membership, a rideshare, a hotel roomie, a buddy to help you with getting into an awkward costume, etc, this is the place to post your inquiries. If you've got a spare membership or a seat in your car, etc, then this is also the place for you to spread the word. 

Join today! Even if you don't need anything you might be able to help out another member.

A giant thank you to Johanna and Anne who volunteered to moderate this for all of us!

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