[updated September 8, 2008]
2009: Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, Montréal, Québec, to be held Thursday 6 August - Monday 10 August, 2009
postal: C.P. 105, Succursale NDG, Montréal, Québec, Canada H4A 3P4
2010: Aussiecon Four, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thursday 2 September - Monday 6 September 2010
postal: Aussiecon Four, G.P.O. Box 1212, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia.
You can only be a member of one or more particular World Science Fiction Conventions. The membership of World Science Fiction Society is defined as the membership of the upcoming Worldcon so joining that Worldcon is the only way to join WSFS. Right now that is Denvention 3. After the closing ceremonies of Denvention 3, the membership of WSFS will change to be the membership of the next Worldcon, Anticipation. Worldcons offer "supporting" memberships, which get you all their publications and include the right to vote on the Hugo Awards and Site Selection, at a substantial discount from full "attending" membership which includes the right to attend the convention. See each future Worldcon listed above for details.
The purposes of the WSFS, according to its rules, are as follows: to choose the recipients of the annual Hugo Awards (Science Fiction Achievement Awards), to choose the locations and Committees for the annual World Science Fiction Conventions (the Worldcons), to attend those Worldcons, and to choose the locations and Committees for the occasional North American Science Fiction Conventions (the NASFiCs). (A NASFiC is held in North America in any year where the Worldcon is outside of North America.)
As explained in the WSFS Constitution for the Hugo Award, there is NO WAY to submit works. Nominations and voting are all by popular ballot of the members of WSFS.
Almost all of the activities of the Society are performed by the selected convention committees which are independent groups. Membership in the Society is defined as all those for whom membership dues have been paid to the current Worldcon committee. The convention committees are selected two years in advance and you may wish to contact them as listed above for further information.
You can send mail to all upcoming Worldcons and some number of past Worldcons by emailing <firstname.lastname@example.org> but in most cases you should send mail to the specific Worldcon of interest to you as listed above or below.
WSFS is an unincorporated non-profit organization governed by a Constitution and Standing Rules as documented at <http://wsfs.org/bm/rules.html>.
2008: Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, Denver, Colorado, to be held Wednesday 6 August - Sunday 10 August, 2008
postal: Denvention, PO Box 1349, Denver, CO 80201, USA
2007: Nippon 2007, Yokohama, Japan
30 August-3 September, 2007
postal: Nippon2007/JASFIC, 4-20-5-604, Mure, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0002 JAPAN
2006: L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wednesday 23 August - Sunday 27 August, 2006
postal: L.A.con IV, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA 91409-8441, USA
2005: Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Thursday 4 August - Monday 8 August, 2005
postal: Interaction, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3HQ, UK
or: Interaction, PO Box 58009, Louisville, Kentucky 40268-0009, USA
2004: Noreascon 4, the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Thursday 2 September - Monday September 6, 2004
postal: Noreascon Four, P. O. Box 1010, Framingham, MA 01701l USA
2003: Torcon 3;, the 61st World Science Fiction Convention, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Thursday 28 August - Monday September 1, 2003
postal: Torcon 3, P. O. Box 3, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5W 1A2
2002: ConJosé, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention, San Jose, California, USA
Thursday 29 August - Monday September 2, 2002
postal: ConJosé, P. O. Box 61363, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1363 USA.
2001: The Millennium Philcon, the 59th World Science Fiction Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thursday 30 August - Monday 3 September 2001
postal: The Millennium Philcon, P.O. Box 310, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-0310 USA.
2000: Chicon 2000, the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Thursday 31 August - Monday 4 September 2000
postal: Chicon 2000, P. O. Box 632057, Chicago, IL 60664 USA.
1999: Aussiecon Three, the 57th World Science Fiction Convention, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thursday 2 September - Monday 6 September 1999
postal: Aussiecon Three, G.P.O. Box 1212K, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia.
1999: Conucopia, the 1999 NASFiC, Anaheim, California, USA
Thursday 26 August - Sunday 29 August 1999
postal: Conucopia, c/i S.C.I.F.I. Inc., P. O. Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA 91409 USA
[Note: A NASFiC is held in North American during years in which the Worldcon is outside North America.]
1998: BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Wednesday 5 August - Sunday 9 August 1998
postal: Bucconeer, P. O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 USA.
1997: LoneStarCon 2, the 55th World Science Fiction Convention, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Thursday 28 August - Monday 1 September 1997
postal: LoneStarCon 2, P. O. Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277 USA
tel: +1 (512) 472-9944
fax: +1 (512) 472-4290
1996: L.A.con III, the 54th World Science Fiction Convention, Anaheim, California, USA
Thursday 29 August - Monday 2 September 1996
postal: L.A.Con III, c/o SCIFI, P. O. Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA 92409 USA.
Future Worldcon sites are chosen 2 years in advance by popular vote. Here is a pointer to a list of such bids maintained by Chaz Baden.
Note to Web surfers looking for WSFA, the Washington Science Fiction Association. You've found WSFS, the unincorporated literary society that sponsors the annual World Science Fiction Convention. WSFA can be found at <http://www.wsfa.org>.
"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFiC", "Hugo Award", and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society. You can contact the WSFS Mark Protection Committee at <email@example.com>.