1943 Retro Hugo Awards Winners Announced

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From border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea, let’s go to press from the garden city of San Jose with the results of the Retro Hugo Awards for 1943!   

The winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention.

1943 Retrospective Hugo Award Winners

Best Fan Writer
Forrest J Ackerman

Best Fanzine
Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker

Best Professional Artist
Virgil Finlay

Best Editor - Short Form
John W. Campbell

Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form
Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)

Best Short Story
"The Twonky," by Lewis Padgett (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)

Best Novelette
"Foundation," by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)

Best Novella
"Waldo," by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)

Best Novel
Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)

703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper)  were received and counted from the members of the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.

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Future WSFS Conventions

On Friday, August 17, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in 210A, Worldcon 76 will host the "Future WSFS Conventions" panel. This gives future Worldcons, future bids, and potential future bids the opportunity to present themselves and to answer questions from the audience. In preparation, questionnaires were sent out to the participants. Read them here.

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Charity Auction Donation: Amazing Stories!

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff
 
More generosity from our Worldcon dealers this morning.  This time from Steve Davidson and The Experimenter Publishing Company (publishers of Amazing Stories) and its licensee - Futures Past Editions books who are donating a set of their print anthologies, facsimile and classic novel editions.
 
 
The final list should include at least ten (if not all) of the following titles depending on the dealer's inventory:
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Outside Event Taking Place on Saturday

Worldcon 76 in San Jose, the San Jose Police Department, and the McEnery Convention Center Security are aware of the protest and counter protest that are planned to occur on Saturday afternoon adjacent to the convention center plaza. The San Jose Police Department, the center, and Worldcon 76 have discussed how to ensure that these demonstrations do not impact events inside the center.
   
The best course of action to maximize your safety is to simply avoid engaging either the protestors or the counter protestors. We encourage our members to consider alternate routes and entrances to the convention center that avoid the front plaza on Saturday afternoon. Convention volunteers will be available to assist you in accessing the center through these alternate entrances. As with any other convention, only properly credentialed members will be allowed into our convention spaces. 

If you have any questions about this you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or during the convention come by the Ombudsman office in room 112/113 or ask any staffer and they can direct you. 

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Charity Donations: What about Jewelry?

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

Now, if you've been watching our donation spotlights, you've seen toys, art, books, artifacts, decorations, clothes, and several other cool categories. But you may be saying to yourself, "What about jewelry?"

Well, of course we're going to have jewelry. In fact, how about jewelry from a Hugo nominated crafter?

Spring Schoenhuth of Springtime Creations has provided us with two items for you to bid on.  The first is a set is "I Love Rockets"; a sterling silver tiny fat rocket earrings and pendant with 20 inch linked-heart chain. Perfect for you to wear while attending the 2018 Hugo Awards ceremony! 

And second, we have a silver pendant especially for you Time Lords, the 7th Doctor's TARDIS key in sterling sliver.  A modern overall design ready for a night out watching the Worldcon Masquerade.  

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Service Mark Notice

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