Christopher and Carma attended WorldCon 76 in San Jose, Calif. It was Christopher’s first and Carma’s second WorldCon (World Science Fiction Convention). Here are their reactions.
Schedule of Events C-Squared Attended
Registration opened on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2pm.
Events began on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 am.
Opening Ceremony began Thursday, 5 pm.
We arrived at the convention at the tail end of the Opening Ceremony.
There were numerous panels, events, and activities each hour. Here is what we went to:
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018:
8 pm, Retro Hugos Party
This event awarded the 1943 Hugos for work released in 1942.
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018:
10 am, “If This, Then What?” Panel on alternate histories
11 am, Tour of the convention
1 pm, “Un-Pulping the Pulp Heroes”, Panel on the Pulps
3 pm, Birds of a Feather meeting with fellow Christians
5 pm,”The Bob Wilkins Creature Feature Show”
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018:
12 pm, “25 Years of Babylon 5” – Carma
12 pm, “The ‘Perry Rhodan’ Phenomenon: 57 Years of Ongoing SF Adventures”
4 pm, “Special Preview: Space Command” – Stay tuned for our commentary on potential future TV Show in a future episode of C-Squared
Then we toured the art show, checked out the various exhibits of past Hugos, costumes, and photographic portraits of well-known SF writers and artists.
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018:
10 am, “Christian Worship Service” – a tag-team Catholic mass and Methodist service
11:30 am, Watched a demo of Archivos, a cool online app that lets you map all sorts of elements of a story
Then off to the dealers’ room for some shopping
2 pm, – “Spy-Fi: Science Fiction Thrillers”
Back to the dealers’ room!
Monday, Aug. 20, 2018:
10 am, More shopping in the Dealer’s room
12 pm, “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future” – a viewing of this documentary about the first space artist. Stay tuned for our review in a future episode of C-Squared