Media Center

This page is the main Press and Media Center for Renovation. Our objective is to make it easy for press and media contacts to find us, to get in touch with us, and to get and download information that they can use. This includes copies of all our official Press Releases and other useful material. We have also provided downloadable web site banners for more general use on web sites, social networks and other online locations.

Our Press Office is headed by Peggy Rae Sapienza who can be reached at press@renovationsf.org for all queries.

Our policy on Press Passes and Press Credentials can be found here.


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Media Kit

We have developed a standard media kit with background information along with key facts and figures about the convention. The media kit includes material on:

  • Worldcon History and Context
  • What Happens at a Worldcon
  • 2011 Guests of Honor
  • The Worldcon and Reno

This information may be freely used in press and media coverage of the convention. Click here or on the thumbnail image to view or download the media kit.

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Press Coverage

We will be expand this part of our Web Site with copies and links to relevant press coverage as time goes on.

Press Releases

All of our official Press Releases are listed below (newest first).

  • Press Release #42 - Renovation Announces Record Hugo Awards Voter Turnout (August 8, 2011).

  • Press Release #41 - Renovation Thanks Publishers for Supporting Public Libraries in the Reno Area (August 1, 2011).

  • Press Release #40 - Renovation Publishes its Final Progress Report (July 18, 2011).

  • Press Release #39 - Renovation Announces Special Art Exhibits and Additional Sponsor (July 5, 2011).

  • Press Release #38 - 2011 Hugo Voter Packet Expands (June 28, 2011).

  • Press Release #37 - Renovation to Highlight Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (June 20, 2011).

  • Press Release #36 - Renovation Announces At-Con Membership and Day Admission Rates (June 6, 2011).

  • Press Release #35 - Renovation Announces Memorial Day Sale on Attending Memberships (May 26, 2011).

  • Press Release #34 - Renovation Masquerade Hosts and Judges Announced; Online Entry Now Open (May 23, 2011).

  • Press Release #33 - 2011 Hugo Voter Packet Released (May 19, 2011).

  • Press Release #32 - Renovation - 100 Days and Counting (May 9, 2011).

  • Press Release #31 - Renovation Publishes its Fourth Progress Report (April 29, 2011).

  • Press Release #30 - Renovation Announces 2011 Hugo Award Nominees (April 24, 2011).

  • Press Release #29 - Renovation Announces Dance Program Featuring Girl Genius Grand Ball (April 21, 2011).

  • Press Release #28 - Renovation Announces a Teaching SF Workshop for Teachers, Librarians & Parents (April 18, 2011).

  • Press Release #27 - Renovation Welcomes the Klingon Language Institute (April 14, 2011).

  • Press Release #26 - Renovation Hugo Finalists to be Announced at Norwescon and Eastercon (April 12, 2011).

  • Press Release #25 - Renovation Announces Membership Discounts for Reno College Staff and Students (April 7, 2011).

  • Press Release #24 - Renovation Launches Site Selection Ballot for the 2013 Worldcon (March 30, 2011).

  • Press Release #23 - Hugo Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching (March 21, 2011).

  • Press Release #22 - Renovation Promises Demented Opening Night (February 23, 2011).

  • Press Release #21 - Advertisers Sought for Renovation Souvenir Book (February 7, 2011).

  • Press Release #20 - Renovation Increases Attending Membership Rates (February 1, 2011).

  • Press Release #19 - 2011 Hugo Awards - Deadline Approaching for Right to Nominate (January 24, 2011).

  • Press Release #18 - Renovation Hotel Booking Opens to All Members (January 17, 2011).

  • Press Release #17 - Hugo Award Nomination Period is Open (January 1, 2011).

  • Press Release #16 - Third Progress Report for Renovation Mailed (December 13, 2010).

  • Press Release #15 - Outreach Initiative Invites Comics and Media Fans to Read a Book (November 29, 2010).

  • Press Release #14 - Renovation Announces Hugo Base Design Competition (October 4, 2010).

  • Press Release #13 - Renovation Extends its Membership Installment Plan (October 1, 2010).

  • Press Release #12 - Renovation Invites the World of Science Fiction to Meet in Reno (September 8, 2010).

  • Press Release #11 - Second Progress Report for Renovation Mailed (September 8, 2010).

  • Press Release #10 - Renovation Increases Attending Membership Rates (July 26, 2010).

  • Press Release #9 - Renovation Announces Special Guest Bill Willingham (July 1, 2010).

  • Press Release #8 - Renovation Announces Independent/Fan Film Festival (May 3, 2010).

  • Press Release #7 - First Progress Report for Renovation Mailed (April 7, 2010).

  • Press Release #6 - Renovation Increases Attending Membership Rates, Expires Pre-Supporter and Voter Discounts (March 15, 2010).

  • Press Release #5 - Renovation Announces Reduced Membership Rates for Young Adults (February 1, 2010).

  • Press Release #4 - Reno Worldcon Announces Evening of Music with Tricky Pixie (December 18, 2009).

  • Press Release #3 - Reno Worldcon Announces Spectacular Setting for Hugo Award Ceremony and Masquerade (November 23, 2009).

  • Press Release #2 - Chesley Awards to be Presented at Renovation (August 9, 2009).

  • Press Release #1 - Renovation wins the 2011 Worldcon (August 9, 2009).