Conjecture/ConChord Memberships will be available at the event for the following rates:
Friday only – $20.00
Saturday only – $30.00
Sunday only – $20.00
Full Weekend Rate: $55.00
Registration and Badge Pick Up will be located in the Ascot Room located on the east side of the Town & Country Resort Hotel.
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See you Friday!
Libertarian Futurist Society to Honor Vernor Vinge
Science fiction writer Vernor Vinge will receive a Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Libertarian Futurist Society.
The LFS will present the rare Lifetime Achievement award to Vinge at noon Saturday Oct. 11, 2014, at Conjecture, a science fiction convention at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, Calif. (For more info, visit http://2014.conjecture.org)
This is the second such Lifetime award presented by the LFS. Poul Anderson received the first in 2001.
Vinge has been recognized often by the LFS over the decades. He won two Prometheus Awards for Best Novel for Marooned in Realtime (1987) and A Deepness in the Sky (2000); and two Hall of Fame Awards, for “The Ungoverned” (2004) and
“True Names” (2007).
Vinge has also won three Hugo Awards for Best Novel and two for Best Novella. His concept of a technological singularity, in which the future is radically transformed by the attainment of superhuman intelligence, has been a major influence on science fiction, the transhumanist movement, and the high-tech community generally. His novella “True Names” explored many of the themes that
soon after became central to the cyberpunk movement. Speculation about libertarian, anarchist, and free-market themes has been a recurring focus of his novels and stories.
Libertarian Futurist Society President William H. Stoddard will present the award in a public ceremony open to all Conjecture attendees. The Society invites all members, well-wishers, and admirers of Vinge to attend. For more information, contact: William H. Stoddard at firstname.lastname@example.org
A most sincere thank you to all of Conjecture’s attending professionals and guests. For more information, including their biographies, please click on the link below:
GET YER ROOM RESERVATIONS! Our room block at the hotel closes on September 30th. We cannot guarantee you the convention room price if you don’t make your room reservations before that date! Use this handy link ( Conjecture 2014 hotel registration ) to make sure you’re set up. Remember, staying at the hotel is the best way to insure a great con-going experience, and also allows us to spend more of our money on You, instead of the hotel!
REGISTER! Pre-reg is $50 dollars online right now. Online registration closes on October 1st. It’s $55 at the door, so save a few bucks and Register now!
Hope to see you all there on October 10th!
The staff, volunteers, and attendees of Conjecture 2014/ConChord 26 would like to wish our Guest of Honor a very Happy Birthday! Best wishes for the year ahead!
The Conjecture/ConChord web site has been updated with a downloadable dealer’s registration packet, art show registration packet, and fan group table registration packet. If you belong to any of those three groups, please check those out under the EXHIBITS area. We still have plenty of room in all three areas, but don’t wait until the last minute!
We’ve also added new bio information for our artist GOH, Sue Dawe, and our ConChord GOH, Bill Roper, plus a revised Contact page and an updated Staff List.
See you in October!
We hope to see you at WonderCon this coming April 18-20, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Be sure to stop by our Fan Table located at location F-15 to get updates on our honored guests, upcoming promotional parties, art show, and vendor information!
It gives me great pleasure to announce Conjecture/ConChord’s Guests of Honor for 2014:
Author Guest of Honor: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Artist Guest of Honor: Sue Dawe
Filk Guest of Honor: Bill Roper
Interfilk Guests: Matt Leger & Mary Mulholland
We hope to see you in 2014!