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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Paul and the Babe.

After a run down I-5 we turned towards the coast at Grant’s Pass OR, and started down route 99. The haze from the California wildfires began to be more and more obvious, and the countryside keeps getting prettier. 
 
Soon, towering redwoods lined the road on either side of us and we saw a major milestone ahead on the road.
 
 
California, here we are! 
 
After a lovely encounter with a young family at the state line, we took each other’s groups photos.
 
Spider sez: We ain’t giving em back neither.
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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

"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.