The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

At-Con Weblogs

« June 2002 | Main | August 2002 »

July 30, 2002

Voting Deadline for the 2001 Hugos

Reminder: the voting deadline for the Hugo Awards for 2001 which will be awarded at ConJose is tomorrow! If you're a member of ConJose, you can vote at ConJose's Hugo Voting site..

July 27, 2002

Noreascon 3 mentioned in Smithsonian magazine

In an article
about the "Dinotopia" exhibit in the August issue of Smithsonian, it is mentioned that Michael Brett-Surinam met James Gurney
at the World Science Fiction Convention (Noreascon 3) in 1989.

ConJosé Planning Gulp of July 20, 2002 at Chairman Deb's house

We are planning to use a commercial shipper to send the MCFI and NESFA
materials to ConJose. Material will be put on pallets in a rental truck,
wrapped, and then taken to the freight terminal. The packing session
will be on August 17 at the NESFA clubhouse. (Volunteer help is
welcomed.) On the return, we will be probably be taking some Worldcon
Exhibits material, which will later go on to Torcon, so we can use help
again on Monday at the Worldcon to get this packed up for shipping.

Tony Lewis will take the lead on running a membership sales table at the con. Tim Szczesuil will be acting treasurer, since Ted Atwood cannot attend. Volunteers to work the table will be welcomed.

On Friday night, there will be a party of interest to us in the Con Suite - a Discworld party run by the "Ankh Morpork Guild of Seamstresses". The ladies welcome set-up help especially, and also people in Victorian garb. Volunteers included Naomi, Elaine, Ann, Ruth, and Priscilla's Victorian gown. Additional volunteers should contact Denise Connell.

The Noreascon 4 party will be on Saturday night, run by Gay Ellen Dennett. The theme will be Mad Scientists. Party hosts will be dressed in lab coats, and we discussed creative decorations, many involving dry ice. We'd like to serve blue drinks in disposable Ehrlenmeyer flasks or lab beakers. Anyone with access to lab coats or cool sources of mad scientist gear that will add to the ambiance is invited to contact us with information.

July 15, 2002

Noreascon Four Gulp, Saturday, July 20

Please join us for a Noreascon Four planning session (Gulp) on July 20, 2002, 5:00 PM at the home of Deb Geisler.

The topic for this session is ConJosé Party Planning.

Please email us for more information and directions.

July 13, 2002

Terry Pratchett winds Carnegie Medal

Noreascon Four Guest of Honor Terry Pratchett has won the Carnegie Medal for the best children's book of 2001 for his book "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents." (Thanks to Plokta News Network for finding this link.)

July 06, 2002

Noreascon Four will be increasing

Noreascon Four will be increasing rates for membership in
the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention on August 1, 2002. Rates will increase to $140 for an attending membership and $105 for a child's admission.

Currently, rates are $120 for attending memberships and $85 for children's admissions. Supporting rates remain $35.

Memberships may be purchased online through our secure server option, via postal mail or fax (an online membership form is available for printing), or using the installment plan.

New membership rates will be in effect until March 1, 2003.