Error in the Tower Issue 7

Our apologies, there was an error with the WORKMANSHIP NOVICE list. The corrected winners are:

WORKMANSHIP

NOVICE

Young Fan: Eletrigantis

Honorable Mention for Electronics: Caelyn of Falconpeak in the Final Battle

Award for the Use of Playing Cards: Alice in Wonderland

Award for Terrific Tentacles: Vanessa

Award "The Kitty's Meow" for Attention to Detail: Gandalf the Pink

Award for Proton Pack Perfection: Raymond T. Stanz, Apparition Eliminator

Excellence in Creature Construction: Locusta, Displacer Beast Thief

 

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Wellington, New Zealand Wins 2020 Worldcon Bid

Utah Wins 2019 NASFiC

New Zealand, now famous as the setting for the “Lord of the Rings” movies, got nearly unanimous approval Saturday night as the site of the 2020 Worldcon.

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Newsletters in Glorious Technicolor

Get here late? Here now, and you want to know what's coming up later or tomorrow? Pick up one of our newsletters at either Information Desk, Con Suite, Fanzine Lounge, and a number of other places around the Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. We also preview parties and print member reviews of panels and events!

Our issues are printed on colored paper in black-and-white hardcopy, but you can also find them in full color on our website on our Publications page. We will upload new issues regularly and print back issues whenever possible. For any submissions, questions, or feedback, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thursday and Friday Photos

Our official photographers have been busy--since before Opening Ceremonies, they have been busy taking candid and posed pictures of Worldcon, so we can have memories that will always be Spectactular.

Worldcon76.org now has a photo gallery that includes all of the photos the official photographers have chosen to share with the convention. Check the photo gallery often, as it will get updated almost hourly with new images of panels, performances, debates, pun-contests, and awesome moments at the world's biggest science fiction convention.

A note on the convention's privacy policy: The services of an official professional photographer are used for Worldcon 76. By registering for the Worldcon 76, you agree to allow Worldcon 76/SFSFC to use your photograph in Worldcon 76-related publications, on the Worldcon 76 website, or in other Worldcon 76/SFSFC materials.

WORLDCON 76 PHOTO GALLERY

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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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