Press Release #25

Anticipation: Press Release #25, July 17, 2009
Anticipation to offer “Taster” memberships.

Heard about World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) and think they sound cool but not sure they’re worth the money? Then Taster memberships are for you.

Here’s how it works. Whenever you show up, you go to the convention’s Registration Desk. There you’ll pay for a Day Membership (75–95 CAD), depending on the day of the convention and whether you are buying an adult or a child membership). Your membership badge will be time-stamped. Then you may wander about the convention freely. See the Exhibits, the Art Show, and the Dealers Room. Hear a speaker. Get autographs. Watch a film. Join a filk sing. Go see a program item or two (there will be hundreds over the course of the convention).

If Worldcon really isn’t for you, then just go back to Registration during posted open hours within three hours of your time-stamp and you’ll receive all but $20 of your money back for an adult membership and all but $10 of your money back for a child membership. But if you like what you find and want to hang around the rest of the day and evening, then just stay for the rest of the day. Your badge will let you stay and attend all open events until the next morning. If you want to attend more days, just come back and buy another Day Membership or convert your Day to a Full Membership. It’s easy and safe. And you’ll find out for yourself what all the fuss is about. (We’ve been going for years and there’s so much great stuff to do we can’t imagine anyone wouldn’t want to stay but some people need to try it for themselves to be sure.)

Taster Memberships paid by cash, traveler’s check, or credit card will be refunded immediately. Memberships paid by check will be refunded by mail. We will not issue refunds after registration closes for the day. On days where registration is open until 20:00, no refunds are given after the close of that day’s Registration. We encourage you to purchase by 17:00 on those days, otherwise you will not have the full 3 hours benefit of the taster membership. One Taster Membership per person. We will accept US dollars as well as Canadian dollars at Registration at the convention. Due to the volatility of the currency exchange market, at the door rates in US dollars will only be set a few days before the convention.

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 2009.

More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on our web site (; you can also write to us for more information.
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