Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
San José
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ConJosé At A Glance

The 60th World Science Fiction Convention
McEnery Convention Center, San José, California
Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2, 2002

Presented by: San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.


Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28:

Pre-registered members may pick up badges in the Fairmont Hotel. Hours and exact location have not been determined yet; it will probably be some place on the second floor of the main part of the hotel. Watch for signs. You can buy an at-the-door membership starting Thursday morning at Main Registration.
Thursday through Monday:
Registration will be in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on the second floor.
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Monday: 9 AM - Noon

After Hours Registration: Pre-registered members can pick up their badges after Registration is closed, in a location not yet determined at press time. We expect this to be in the Fairmont, so watch for signs, check with the ConJosé Convention Office located in the Hilton, or check our web site closer to the convention for an update. People who have not purchased a membership before the convention will need to wait until the next morning when Registration re-opens in the Convention Center to purchase their memberships. You will be able to pick up your membership badge when main registration is closed, but you will not be able to buy a new membership.

Program Participants, Staff, Committee, Artists, Dealers, Etc.: Start at Main Registration and get your badge and basic registration material there. Registration will direct you to any other area you may need to collect your extra registration materials (program schedule, credentials, etc.)

Volunteers Desk

Worldcons are run entirely by volunteers, and we want your help! We begin moving in to our first space on Monday, and serious move-in begins on Tuesday. Sign up to help us put on a party for thousands of friends, many you haven't met yet. Wednesday through Monday, the Volunteer Desk will be located near Registration (see above for location and hours). Please contact us either pre-convention at, when you pick up your badge for ConJosé, or at another time early in the Worldcon. When Registration is closed go the Convention Office in the Hilton to see where we can use you.

Major Events and Awards Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies: Thursday, 4 PM, Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom

Guest of Honor Interviews Thursday, 8 PM, Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom
David Cherry interviewed by Bob Eggleton
Vernor Vinge interviewed by Greg Benford

Chesley Awards Ceremony: Friday 7:30 PM, Convention Center A1/A8/A2/A7

Lux Radio Theater, "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" Friday, 8 PM, Fairmont, Imperial Ballroom
Immediately after Lux, we have "Terror in Wolf Swamp or, THE HUGO NOMINEE" (a play by Terry Bisson)

Blood Drive Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Fairmont, Regency II Ballroom

Masquerade: Saturday, 8 PM, San Jose Civic Auditorium

Hugo Awards Ceremony: Sunday, 8 PM, San Jose Civic Auditorium

Closing Ceremonies: Monday, 4 PM, Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom

Art Show: Convention Center Hall 1

Thursday: Artist Setup from 10 AM; Open to members 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM; 5:30 PM - 7 PM (Closed during Art Auction)
Art Auction: Sunday 2:30 PM, Convention Center A2/A7
Monday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Commercial Exhibits, Fan Tables, Site Selection, Historical and Other Displays: Convention Center Hall 2
Thursday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM (Site Selection voting ends 7 PM Saturday)
Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Dealers' Room: Convention Center Hall 3
Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Monday: 11 AM - 3 PM
Main Programming: Convention Center
Thursday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM

There will also be Children's Programming, Morning, Evening and Late Night Programming, Anime Programming, and Filking at the Fairmont, Gaming at the Crowne Plaza, and Kaffeeklatches at the Hilton.


Fairmont 20th floor (2002-2003-2004)

ConJosé's Hospitality Suite opens around 4 PM Thursday afternoon, closes late Monday night, and runs as close to 24 hours/day as possible. (Part or all of the ConSuite may close for cleaning as needed during low-traffic times.)

Fan Lounge:

Fairmont 20th floor (2005-2006)
Thursday: 4PM-6PM & 8PM-midnight
Friday: 10 AM-6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM
Monday: 10 AM-2 PM
Evenings: open parties hosted by various groups



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