Business Meeting Update

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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Advertise in the Worldcon 76 Souvenir Book

Advertising in the Worldcon 76 Souvenir Book

Thinking about advertising with Worldcon?

The Worldcon 76 Souvenir Book is in progress, and will be made available to fans when they arrive in San Jose to attend the convention. This full color, perfect bound, high quality book will feature biographies of our Guests of Honor, articles on science fiction fandom, art from Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio, and much more content to celebrate the 76th Worldcon in San Jose. This book will have over 8000 eyes on it, and is the perfect medium for reaching an audience of highly committed and well-connected science fiction and fantasy fans – an international grouping with interests across literature, science and culture.

Ad rates are available on our website at

The deadline to submit an ad for placement in the Souvenir Book is 7/16/18. We have rates available for Pro, Semi-Pro, and Fan advertisers.

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Update from the Program Team

We’re frantically working on the Program, and we are later than we would like to be. We have found that some folks invitation e-mails were sent but never received, yet we did not get a bounce notice. If you think that you should have received an e-mail from us and haven’t, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2018 Hugo Awards Final Ballot Voting is Now Open

The final ballot for the 2018 Hugo Awards, 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards, WSFS Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer opened on May 3, 2018. The Final Hugo Award Ballot includes the finalists selected by the members of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Worldcons through the nominating process earlier in 2018. Members can vote from the Worldcon 76 website at

In order to vote for the Hugo Awards, you must have your electronic PIN. Members previously received their PINs in the nomination phase. Worldcon 76 will send e-mail to all members who have registered their e-mail with the convention within a week of the opening of voting. You can also write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to recover your voting information if you do not know it.

Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the paper version of the Hugo Final Ballot and send it by postal mail. Paper ballots will also be included in Worldcon 76 Progress Report 3, scheduled for mailing in late May 2018.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

San Jose, California, USA - the finalists for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 12 Noon PDT. The announcement was made live to social media, including the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Worldcon 76, and via the Worldcon 76 website.

204 valid nominating ballots (192 electronic and 12 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 World Science Fiction Conventions.

The final ballot to select the winners will open in April 2018, and will be open to all full Attending and Supporting members of Worldcon 76. The winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards will be announced at a highlighted formal ceremony at the convention, on the evening of Thursday, August 16.

The Hugo Awards, presented first in 1953 and annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award, and one of the World Science Fiction Convention’s unique and distinguished institutions.

Since 1993, Worldcon committees have had the option of awarding Retrospective Hugo Awards for past Worldcon years prior to 1953 where they had not been presented 25, 50, or 100 years prior to the contemporary convention, with the exception of the hiatus during World War II when no Worldcon was convened. A recent change in this policy has now allowed for Retro Hugos to be awarded for the years 1942-1945.

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