76th World Science Fiction Convention

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Worldcon 76, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
Dates16–20 August 2018
Location(s)San Jose, California
CountryUnited States

The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Worldcon 76 in San Jose,[1] was held in San Jose, California from August 16 to 20, 2018. The guests of honor included authors Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Spider Robinson; artist John Picacio; musician Frank Hayes; and fans Pierre and Sandy Pettinger.[2]


The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (since 1973; named "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer" until 2019), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[3]

The awards were announced at the convention.


  1. ^ http://www.wsfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-WSFS-Minutes-Final.pdf>
  2. ^ Worldcon 76 (17 October 2017). "Worldcon 76 Progress Report 1" (PDF). Archived from the original on 15 December 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
Preceded by
75th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland (2017)
List of Worldcons
76th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 76 in San Jose, United States (2018)
Succeeded by
77th World Science Fiction Convention
Dublin 2019 in Dublin, Ireland (2019)