Membership Prices increase July 1!

 Register now before the price goes up to the at-the-door rate!

The new prices will be: 

Attending Adult Membership: $250

Active Duty/First Responder/Young Adult: $125

Child: $75

Also, please note: all installment plan balances should be paid in full at this time. Discounts for pre-supporting members also expire on July 1, 2018.

There will be single-day memberships available; prices and advance sales information will be posted later in July. 

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Retrospective Hugo Award Voter Packet Released

Worldcon 76 has issued the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards Voter Packet, a collection of finalists for the 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards made available to members of Worldcon 76 to assist them in making informed decisions when voting on this year's Hugo Awards.

Members of Worldcon 76 can sign in using their Hugo Award voting credentials that were sent to them when the final Hugo Award ballot was issued. In some cases, the Retro-Hugo packet includes only a pointer to a location where the work can be found online. Not all works shortlisted for the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards appear in the Retro-Hugo Voter Packet due to challenges with obtaining rights to distribute them.

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Call for Papers: Student Poster Competition

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2018 World Science Fiction Convention (worldcon76.org) is looking for undergraduate students, graduate students or post-doctoral scholars to participate in a poster competition on Saturday, Aug. 18. Here is an opportunity to share your research with an audience that is very interested in science, engineering and technology.

The convention will be at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on August 16-20, 2018.

There will be a $100 prize for the poster that best communicates science to the general public. More info on the website at: http://www.worldcon76.org/program/student-papers

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Charity Donations: John & Bjo Trimble

This is why I love working the Charity Auction.

We had already absorbed the sad news that John and Bjo Trimble would not be able to attend this year's Worldcon.

I was not prepared for the fact that they would still be participating in the convention a very personal way.

Today's mail brought a very large box. On the outside, it looked plain. But when I saw the return address, I quickly opened it and marveled.

Yes, I'm teasing you a little. This is just the top level of a deep box of products and memorabilia donated to the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of Star Trek, you know of the Trimble's association with the show. I can guarantee that there is something in this box that you'll need to add to your collection.

Remember, the silent charity auction runs Thursday August 16 through the morning of Saturday August 18th, with the voice charity auction starting at Noon that same Saturday.

I'll be posting more from this box in the future, but it was so exciting I just needed to share!

Ric Bretschneider
Worldcon 76 Charity Auction

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Site Selection Ballots are Now Available

Site Selection Ballots are Here

The 2020 Worldcon and 2019 NASFiC Site Selection Ballots are now available here. Members of Worldcon 76 can vote to select the site of the 2020 Worldcon and the 2019 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). You can vote in advance by mail or e-mail, or in person at Worldcon 76.

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Service Mark Notice

"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFiC" and "Hugo Award" are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society. You can contact the WSFS Mark Protection Committee at mpc@wsfs.org.