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: Bay Area Ghost Hunter Package

 

 

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

 We've spotlighted donations from dealers, vendors, members, and staff. This is the first to come from an organization!

The Bay Area Ghost Hunters provided a nice set of ghost related items for our charity auction.  Everything from socks to a really cool metal model of the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. Also included: a plushy ghost, Season Four of Being Human (she's the ghost), and a Big Finish production of Doctor Who: The Haunting of Malkin Place starring Lalla Ward and that guy with the scarf and the hat.

And if that weren't enough, just in case you're inspired to go out hunting ghost on your own, the package also includes a guide to Haunts of San Jose, dowsing rod set and pendulum bob for seeking out sensitive vibrations!

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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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