76th Annual World Con – Science Fiction Convention
August 16-20, 2018
Activities and events at World Con typically include (but are not limited to) activities to support fan and external charities; art show – presenting paintings, drawings, sculpture and other work, primarily on science fiction and fantasy themes; autographing sessions, meet-ups, Walks with the Stars, and other chances to meet favorite science fiction and fantasy professionals; The Chesley Awards ceremony and The Hugo Awards ceremony; Costuming – both formal competition (the “Masquerade”) and casual “hall costumes”; at least one dance, with either live music or a DJ, including a Firefly Shindig contradance and a steampunk dance; dealers’ room – a large hall full of people selling books, games, comic books, movies, jewelry, costumes (often including weapons), and other fan goods; musical performances, music circles, and workshops; an independent film festival and other film rooms showing science fiction movies, television shows, etc; live-action and tabletop board games, card games, and role-playing games; live theatrical performances; panel discussions on a wide range of topics pertaining to speculative fiction (SF) literature; film, audio and other media; art; graphic stories; fandom and fannish hobbies; science, technology, and society; costuming, gaming, and music; socializing in the “con suite”, convention bars and at parties; speeches or other presentations by the Guests of Honor at this years World Con.
World Con 2018
August 16-20, 2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113
San Jose, CA
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