Introduction to the Program
If you've been to a Worldcon before, you probably know what to expect from a Worldcon program. But if you haven't, you have a great time ahead of you.
Worldcon programs are large and diverse, and include lectures, debates and panel discussions. Typically there will be in excess of 500 distinct items in this core program over the 5 days, with up to a dozen tracks running in parallel at any moment time. The formal program ranges over topics from fiction and writing to politics and science, and participants have included Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, scientists, writers, editors, publishers, artists, film makers, and fans.
Our Theme - the New Frontiers
The overall theme for our convention will be the New Frontiers. This theme will influence our program as well as our exhibits and events. We'll take you to the edge of the genre as well as the heartlands - we'll challenge your views and ideas, and we'll introduce you to new people and new voices.
We have now published our list of confirmed program participants.
The full schedule for Program and for the convention as a whole is available from this page. This includes downloads of the Pocket Program and Program Grid.
Our program includes all of the following areas: follow the links (where available) for more detailed articles. Or check out the full schedule for a complete list of items and descriptions.
- Academic Program: Speculative Frontiers: Reading, Seeing, Being, Going"
- Art @ Renovation: Art Show, Program and Art Night
- Comics & Graphic Novels
- Fan Program and Fan Lounge
- Kaffeeklatsches and Literary Beers.
Participation Programming and Activities
In addition to our traditional programming, we are also delighted to offer some more interactive programming and activities. (Note that some of these activities are open while others require preparation or pre-registration).
- Klingon Language Institute Annual Conference
- Book Discussion Groups
- Special Interest Groups
- Stroll With the Stars
- Teaching SF: An Informal Workshop for Teachers, Librarians & Parents
- Writers' Workshops.
Finally, our Member Services section includes some other items that you may be interested in:
- Brewery Tour - Buckbean Brewing Company
- Book Drive to support Reno area libraries
- Blood Drive sponsored by Renovation and the Heinlein Society
- Ghost Walk through Reno on Wednesday, August 17
- MGM Costume Exhibit at the Nevada Historical Society.
For Younger Fans
Our support for younger fans comes in three parts. For the youngest, on up through to 12, we will be providing professional childcare. For 8-12 year olds there will be fan-run children's programming, and above this age we will have a teen activities built around a separate teen lounge. More information is available on the Children and Young Adults page.
Still Have Questions?
We've answered some common questions (mainly for people who are appearing on program) in this page of Frequently Asked Questions.
Alternatively, you can contact the Renovation program team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.