Membership

Registering

Registration is now closed.

We need volunteers for at-con Registration. Here’s your opportunity to be a part of the convention, have fun and work with an amazing group of friendly, interesting people. Flexible hours and no experience necessary. For more information, please contact registration@anticipationsf.ca

Registration will be located in the Palais de Congress on the second foor outside the Exhibit Hall.

Planned registration hours are:

Tuesday, Aug. 4th 15:00 – 18:00
Badge pickup for pre-registered members only
Wednesday, Aug. 5th 9:00 - 20:00
Thursday, Aug. 6th 9:00 – 20:00
Friday, Aug. 7th 9:00 – 20:00
Saturday, Aug. 8th 9:00 – 20:00
Sunday, Aug. 9th 9:00 – 20:00
Monday, Aug. 10th 9:00 – 14:00

Please bring some picture form of ID with you. We prefer that each member pick up their own badge. If you are pre-registered, and need to have someone else living at your mailing address pick up your badge, please have them bring a note signed by you to at-con registration.

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One Day Memberships

If you are not already a member of this year’s Worldcon, or if you have friends who’ve heard about Worldcons and think they sound cool but aren’t sure they’re worth the money, then you should consider our One-Day memberships. You or your friends can get a limited “taste” of what a Worldcon is really like for a fraction of the price. Instead of paying the at-the-door price for a Full Membership, giving you fve full days access to all of the Anticipation exhibits, dealers, speakers, program items, flms, dances, parties, Hugo Awards ceremony, masquerade competition, etc., you can buy a One-Day Membership for 75.00–95.00 CAD (depending on which day of the convention). See the Exhibits and the Art Show and the Dealers Room, hear a speaker, get autographs, join a filk sing, see that day’s program items, or do any one of dozens of fun and exciting activities all that day and evening.

Your badge will let you stay and attend all open events until the next morning. And if you want to attend more days, just come back and buy another One-Day or convert your One-Day to a Weekend or Full Membership.

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Membership Upgrades

You may upgrade from a supporting membership to an attending membership at the registration desk at the convention. Please bring a copy of your receipt and some form of picture ID with you. You may convert One Day or Weekend memberships to Full attending memberships for the difference in price. At the con, just stop by the registration desk.

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Types of Memberships

Full Attending membership: A membership that grants all voting, publication and attending rights. 275.00 CAD at the door.

One Day memberships grant voting rights, and are only good for the day/evening purchased, and expire the following morning. Prices range from 75.00 CAD to 95.00 CAD depending on the day. Available at the door only.

Weekend memberships A weekend membership is good for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. 195.00 CAD at the door.

Supporting membership: A membership that grants publications and voting rights, but not the right to attend the convention. You can upgrade to an attending membership by paying the difference between the rates. 55.00 CAD at the door.

Child membership Child membership rates are valid only at the convention and grant full benefits for children aged 6–12 (born on or after August 6th, 1996 and on or before August 5th, 2003) at the time of the convention. Children aged 5 and under (born after August 5th, 2003) get in for free. Childcare fees not included with the membership. 60 CAD at the door.

Kids-in-tow must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. Kids-in-tow are children aged 5 and under (born after August 5th, 2003) and get in for free.

Taster Memberships Want to try out the convention but aren’t willing to risk $75 - $95 CAD just to see if you’re going to like it? We will offer “Taster” memberships, which are only available at the convention. You pay the day’s rate and if you come back to Registration during posted open hours no later than 3 hours after you bought your membership, you will receive a refund of all but $20 (all but $10 in the case of child memberships).

Otakuthon and Boréal Members Bring your Otakuthon or Boréal badge to Registration when you purchase your Anticipation membership, and we will give you a discount. This discount is only available to new Anticipation members, and only applies once.

Day rates: $10 CAD discount Weekend membership: $20 CAD discount Full membership: $25 CAD discount

We will accept US dollars as well as Canadian dollars at Registration at the convention.

Rates are based in Canadian dollar value. Prices in other currencies are provided for informational purposes only and may vary depending on the currency exchange markets. Rates valid only at the convention. Cash, cheques in CAD or USD, Visa and Master Card are accepted. All credit card charges will be processed in Canadian dollars. Pre-supporting rebates and voter rebates apply, please contact us for more information.

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Transferring a Membership

Please bring a letter or email written by the person selling the membership with you to convention Registration. In the letter or email they should state that he/she is transferring the mambership, and he/she should give all his/her contact info. He/she should provide the buyer’s contact information (name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, phone, and email) and any other information he can about the buyer.

The seller also needs to state whether he is retaining any of the membership rights (voting for the Hugos, and voting for site selection for the 2011 Worldcon) or whether all rights are being transferred with the membership.

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Membership List

Our list of members is now available on line.  If you registered but did not give us permission to publish your name, you will not be on this list.

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Also Attending

One of the attractions of Worldcon is the sheer number of writers and other creators who attend. Here is a partial list of whom you can expect to meet at Anticipation.

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Rates

Rate type CAD USD
Adult Standard Rate 275 CAD 250 USD
Adult Weekend membership 195 CAD 175 USD
Child Standard Rate 80 CAD 70 USD
Child Weekend Rate 60 CAD 55 USD
Special Family Standard Rate 600 CAD 540 USD
For two adults and two children aged 6–12 (born on or after August 6th, 1996 and on or before August 5th, 2003) at the time of the convention.
Special Family Weekend Rate 425 CAD 380 USD
Rates are based in Canadian dollar value. Prices in other currencies are provided for informational purposes only and may vary depending on the currency exchange markets. Rates valid only at the convention. Childcare fees not included with the membership. Cash, cheques in CAD or USD, Visa and Master Card are accepted. All credit card charges will be processed in Canadian dollars.
Adult Daily Rates
Day CAD USD
Thursday 75 CAD 70 USD
Friday 85 CAD 75 USD
Saturday 95 CAD 85 USD
Sunday 95 CAD 85 USD
Monday 75 CAD 70 USD
Rates are based in Canadian dollar value. Prices in other currencies are provided for informational purposes only and may vary depending on the currency exchange markets. Rates valid only at the convention. Childcare fees not included with the membership. Cash, cheques in CAD or USD, Visa and Master Card are accepted. All credit card charges will be processed in Canadian dollars.
Child Daily Rates
Day CAD USD
Thursday 25 CAD 25 USD
Friday 30 CAD 30 USD
Saturday 35 CAD 35 USD
Sunday 35 CAD 35 USD
Monday 25 CAD 25 USD
Child membership rates are valid at the convention and grant full benefits for children aged 6–12 (born on or after August 6th, 1996 and on or before August 5th, 2003) at the time of the convention. Children aged 5 and under (born after August 5th, 2003) get in for free. Childcare fees not included with the membership. Cash, cheques in CAD or USD, Paypal, Visa and Master Card are accepted. All credit card charges will be processed in Canadian dollars.

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Membership Maps

We currently have over 3500 members from 31 countries.

To find out where other members come from, click here:

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