Welcome to Member Services
Member Services for Worldcon 76 manages those areas responsible for enhancing inclusivity and accessibility for the diverse membership attending our convention. All Area Heads are firmly committed to delivering the best possible experience for all. Areas include the Worldcon 76 Ombudsman, Accessibility, the Information Desk, Transportation (Travel Arrangements for Guests of Worldcon 76), Tours, Childcare, Human Resources and Pre-Convention Volunteer Recruitment, and Signs. Below is a sampling of what is available for Worldcon 76 members:
The Worldcon 76 Ombudsman
SFSFC, the parent corporation running Worldcon 76, requires that all SFSFC events publish and enforce code of conduct and anti‐harassment policies. In accordance with this mandate, the Worldcon 76 Ombudsman has posted the Worldcon 76 Code of Conduct, including the anti-harassment policy here: http://www.worldcon76.org/member-services/code-of-conduct
The Ombudsman team, led by Lori Buschbaum, will be available throughout the convention to assist you members who have any issues regarding any code of conduct issues. Our overall philosophy involves acting as shields rather than swords, negotiating reports on a case-by-case basis to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Worldcon 76 is proud to be open to all types of accessibility needs, whether “seen” or “unseen.” There is no minimum qualification for services, nor is proof of need required. Needs covered by accessibility services include but are not limited to deaf or hearing loss, blind or vision loss, Autism, PTSD, anxiety or other crowd sensitivities, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental conditions, wheelchair or mobility device use, unaided mobility issues including temporary situations such as recent injuries or surgeries, joint or muscle injuries or disorders including temporary disabilities such as recent injuries or surgeries, and late-term or complicated pregnancy.
Worldcon 76 has contracted with Scootaround to provide rental services for those requiring mobies or wheelchairs during the convention. Pre-convention reservations are available, as are deliveries of equipment to homes or hotel rooms.
CART technology will be employed at major events such as the Masquerade and Hugo ceremonies. We are investigating the need for ASL interpreters as well.
Or you can find more information here: http://www.worldcon76.org/member-services/accessibility
Worldcon 76 will have Information Desks at two locations: (1) near the main entrance, known as the Hub, to the McEnery Convention Center, and (2) near the largely visible San Jose Galactic Light Tower display in the Exhibits Hall. These desks are responsible for answering any questions or needs related to the convention, as well as providing sign-ups for Kaffeeklatsches, literary beers, and tours.
We have several tours available both before and during the convention, including excursions to the Winchester Mystery House and two separate tours, the Outer Loop and the Inner Loop, designed to expose participants to the history of Silicon Valley. Our Tours Maven, Jerry Majors Patterson, has also arranged for a tour of the Stanford Linear Accelerator.
For more information and to reserve spots, please visit the following site: http://www.worldcon76.org/travel-lodging/tours
Licensed and bonded professionals from KiddieCorp are on hand to provide childcare services throughout the convention for children ages 6 months to 14 years. Childcare is separate from Child Programming, and pre-convention reservations cost $10.00 for hour while at-convention reservations are $15.00 per hour. Services are available during major events such as the Hugo Award ceremonies and the masquerade.
For more on scheduling, prices, and to make reservations, visit here: http://www.worldcon76.org/member-services/childcare