World Conventions News

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyWorldcon 76, to be held August 16-20, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA, has released Progress Report 2.0, with a letter from the chair, 2017 highlights from artist guest of honor John Picacio, “Fans, and Food” by Christopher J. Garcia, membership details, a hotel update, info on the 1943 Retrospective Hugos, the WSFS Constitution, tips for first-time attendees, a preview of the exhibit hall, a call for volunteers, and a list of new members. For more see the Worldcon 76 site. is supporting the Retro Hugo Fan Awards programs of Worldcon 76 and Dublin 2019 by posting scans of fanzines from 1942 (eligible for the Retro Hugos at Worldcon 76) and 1943 (eligible for the Retro Hugos at Dublin 2019), so fans can make more educated votes. They have more than 120 issues from 1942 posted already, with more going up all the time. They encourage readers and collectors with material from those years they’re willing to scan to contact Joe Siclari, FANAC Chairman, at <>. The fanzines can be explored at the FANAC website.

Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Con­vention, held August 9-13, 2017 in Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland, has published Progress Report #6, with a recap of convention activities, numerous photographs, and statistics on membership and attendance. It is available online only at <>. The convention emailed its “Final Update,” announcing the progress report, a last chance to buy merchandise before closing their online store on February 28, 2018, and plans to make a digital version of the Souvenir Book available for download by members at <>.

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