Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
San José
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HomeAbout ConJose: All of your questions answeredAbout San Jose: Our facilities, where to go, where to eat, how to travelGuests of Honor: Our most honored membersMembership: How to join, check your membership, buy stuffHotels: Where to stay, how to book, PartiesPublications: Progress reports, press releases and lots more information about the conventionProgramming: Our main program, and who will be appearingEvents: The Masquerade, Hugo Ceremony, competitions and other big stuffExhibits: Dealers, Art Show, Exhibitions, Internet LoungeHospitality: Con Suite, Fan Lounge, DancesWSFS: Business Meeting, Hugo Voting, Site SelectionSpecial Requirements: Child care, handicapped, foreign languageStaff list and contact informationWeb Site: What's new, Site map, Technical Info, CreditsLinks: Lots of Bay Area linksPhoto Gallery: Pictures from the convention  

What is Worldcon?

Worldcon is the World Science Fiction Convention, as licensed by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).

That's a bit of a mouthful. This is some multi-national company, is it? - No, WSFS is a society of science fiction fans that exists to run Worldcons and give out the Hugo Awards.

How do I join WSFS? - By becoming a member of the current year's Worldcon.

Do I have to attend the Worldcon? - No, you can become a member of WSFS by buying a supporting membership in ConJosé. Check out our membership rates.

What has this got to do with ConJosé? - WSFS does not run Worldcons itself; it appoints groups of fans from cities around the world to do the job for it. In 2002 the Worldcon will be run by SFSFC in San José and it will be called ConJosé.

So what will go on? - Panel discussions, signings, a costume competition, a dealers' room, an art show: loads of stuff. Check out the rest of the site and see.

And those Hugo things? - Yes indeed. The 2002 Hugo Awards will be given out at ConJosé.

What exactly are the Hugos? - They are annual awards for achievement in science fiction and fantasy: Best Novel, Best Dramatic Presentation, that sort of thing. For more information see the official WSFS Hugo Page, or this page from a fanzine site.

Who decides who gets an award? - Us. The fans. More precisely, the members of WSFS.

So if I join ConJosé I get to vote in the 2002 Hugos? - Dead right.

Anything else I get to do? - You get to particpate in the nominations for the 2003 Hugos, you can help decide where Worldcon will be held in 2005, and you are at ConJosé you can attend the Business Meeting, the governing body of WSFS.




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