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Press Release: Renovation Announces Reduced Membership Rates for Young Adults

[7 Feb 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Reno – Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, announced today that it would be the first Worldcon to introduce a reduced membership rate for young adults, enabling many more young people to participate in this unique event. Worldcons have traditionally offered discounted membership rates for children, and Renovation is no exception, with a membership price of just $75 for

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Don’t Be That Guy: A Basic Guide to Convention Etiquette

[2 Feb 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Not everyone is a seasoned fandom convention veteran. Every weekend thousands of convention virgins stream into hotels and convention centers for the very first time, not quite sure what to expect. And although there is a great sense of camaraderie and friendship that exists at fandom cons, a con newbie may quickly learn that there are some basic rules of

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The Benefits and Dangers of Pre-Registering for a Fandom Convention

[19 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The vast majority of fandom conventions, whether large or small, offer their attendees the opportunity to pre-register. What is pre-registration exactly? It means the attendee commits to attend the convention in advance, and does so by paying up-front. One of the ways conventions encourage this, is to offer those who pre-register a discounted price. It seems simple enough, right? But

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A Recommended Convention Packing List

[15 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Not every convention requires attendees to pack a suitcase, much less create a list to pack a suitcase. For a local convention, you basically just hop in your car and go. But what about the convention that requires a hotel stay, and either a long car ride or a flight? What if you’re cosplaying too? In that case, I really

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BayCon 2010 in Trouble? Over a Dozen Staff Resign.

[11 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

I hate to be one to sling convention mud and spread gossip. When one person has a gripe about a convention and makes a bunch of accusations, I try to take it with a grain of salt. But when over a dozen staff members all resign, well, I feel obliged to take notice and report it. No one wants a