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A general discussion about Worldcons
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The World Science Fiction Convention
This is a community to discuss Worldcon (short for the World Science Fiction Convention) in general and specific. Questions ranging from "How are the Worldcons selected?" to "How do I volunteer to help out on one?" to "Can someone explain preferential balloting?" and many more are welcome here. Ideas about things to see or do at Worldcons are also welcome, as is thoughtful discussion and critical analysis of said ideas.

Whether you have worked on Worldcons since you were but a wee tad or you are just now hearing that such things exist for the first time: Welcome! Pull up a virtual chair and join in the discussion!


There are just a few rules of the road, as it were, for participating here.

* Whenever possible, please use I-statements such as "I believe that..." or "I recall that..." rather than making general pronouncements. I've found them to be a boon to conversation, not a hindrance.

* Be courteous to all questions; if someone has asked it, they'd like an answer. Even if the answer might be, "See this post over here."

* "Thank you" and "Please" are useful social lubricants. Please use them. Thank you.

* Encourage discussion, don't truncate it. Responding to an idea or suggestion with "That won't work" or "You weren't there" is far less helpful than explaining why you think it won't work or offering additional details.

* Please use the cut tag if your post is running long (more than one screen on an average-height monitor) or if you are using images in your post.

* If you are trying to buy or sell a Worldcon membership, feel free to post a message here; however, you should also post a message in the specific community for that Worldcon if there is one (see list below).


The community icon will display a logo of the upcoming Worldcon. That's why you are seeing the Anticipation (Montreal) logo.

For more information about WSFS, the World Science Fiction Society, visit http://www.wsfs.org/.

For more information about the Hugo Awards, visit the Official Hugo Awards web site at http://www.thehugoawards.org/


Please feel free to responsibly promote the existence of this community where such things are allowed.


Other communities that may be of interest for you include:

hugo_recommend: "a place to note and share your Hugo nominee candidates when you're thinking about it, not just after the year is over."

australia2010: a journal about the 68th Worldcon, Aussiecon Four, in Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2010.

renovationsf: A journal about the 69th Worldcon, Renovation, in Reno, Nevada, August 17-21, 2011


Disclaimer: this community is not officially managed by World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), or any past, current, or future Worldcons or bids.

"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFiC", "Hugo Award", the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

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