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Many thanks to all for following news of the Reno in 2011 Worldcon bid here on this LiveJournal community. We invite and encourage you to add the Renovation LJ community to your friends list for ongoing updates and conversation about Renovation, the 69th Worldcon that will be held August 17-21, 2011 in Reno, Nevada.

We'll keep you updated not just with details about parties we'll be hosting at upcoming conventions, but also news about Renovation itself.

The Renovation website is also a good place to visit for news and information. We're already collecting program ideas, and you can check your membership status on our membership search page.

The Renovation committee looks forward to welcoming you to Reno in 2011, and to exploring the New Frontiers not just then, but now as well.

Hotel Information


http://cfyork.blogspot.com/2009/08/reno-2011-world-science-fiction.html

A spectacular scouting report on the hotel from spectacular people:  J. Steven York and Chris York.

Bob B

Reno Anime Club

The University of Reno has an anime club. Has anyone contacted them? I say this because the Concordia U. anime club was a rael help to Aniticipation.

http://www.myspace.com/otakuunr

http://www.otakuunr.com/

2011 Chelsey Awards


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Chesley Awards to be Presented at Renovation

Renovation
The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
RCFI
PO Box 13278
Portland, OR 97213-0278
 

press@renovationsf.org
www.renovationsf.org

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reno - Renovation is pleased to announce that the 2011 Chesley Awards ("the Chesleys") will be presented at the convention at a highlighted ceremony.

The Chesleys are given annually by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Awards are given in a range of categories including cover and interior illustration, product illustration, art director and artistic achievement. The roll of honor for the Chesleys features many of the field's best known figures including Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola and Bob Eggleton.

"The presentation of the Chesleys in Reno forms an important element of our wider commitment to science fiction and fantasy art" said Renovation chair Patty Wells. "In addition to honoring Guest of Honor Boris Vallejo and presenting the largest genre Art Show ever seen in Nevada, we will also be putting on an extensive art program including talks, panels and presentations".

Mike Willmoth, ASFA President, added "The visual arts offer a unique means to express science fiction and fantasy themes, and ASFA is delighted to be working closely with Renoavtion on both the Chesley Awards and related events. I hope that all of the attendees will take the time to look around the exhibits and to meet some of the artists working in the field while they are at the convention".

Editor's Note: The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 as ASFA's peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986.

ENDS

Memberships for Renovation may be purchased at www.renovationsf.org. In addition to individual memberships, Renovation will also offer a family rate.

For more details on the convention, visit www.renovationsf.org. We encourage your input to help us create a memorable Worldcon.

The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) web site can be found at www.asfa-art.org.

Direct press questions, or requests to be removed from the Renovation press release mailing list, to press@renovationsf.org. General queries to info@renovationsf.org.

"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFiC", "Hugo Award", and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

RENOVATION IS BORN!!

Renovation Wins the 2011 Worldcon

Renovation
The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
RCFI
PO Box 13278
Portland, OR 97213-0278

press@renovationsf.org
www.renovationsf.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Montreal - The Reno in 2011 bid won the right to run the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention in voting conducted by Anticipation, the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention. Renovation will run from August 17-21, 2011 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The Atlantis Hotel will be the main/party hotel, with additional rooms supplied by the Peppermill and Courtyard by Marriott.

Renovation has a stellar line-up of guests of honor: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo and the late Charles N. Brown.

Tim Powers is a leading speculative novelist, whose books include The Drawing of the Dark (Del Rey, 1979), The Anubis Gates (Ace, 1983, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award and the Prix Apollo), Dinner at Deviant's Palace (Ace, 1985, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award), On Stranger Tides (Ace, 1987), The Stress of Her Regard (Ace, 1989, winner of the Mythopoeic Award), Last Call (Morrow, 1992, winner of the World Fantasy Award), and Declare (Morrow, 2001, winner of the World Fantasy Award). Tim has frequently taught at the Clarion science fiction writer's workshop.

Ellen Asher was the editor of the Science Fiction Book Club for thirty-four years and three months, thereby fulfilling her life's ambition of beating John W. Campbell's record as the person with the longest tenure in the same science fiction job. Ellen is a winner of the New England Science Fiction Association's Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (the Skylark) and in 2007 received a World Fantasy Award in the category Special Award: Professional.

A native of Peru, Boris Vallejo has created a great volume of work for the Fantasy field, having worked for virtually every major publishing house with a science fiction/fantasy line. Boris has also illustrated for album covers, video box art and motion picture advertising. His mastery of oil painting is immediately and abundantly clear to anyone who looks at his work, and his classic sense is as much an homage to the old masters as it is to anyone contemporaneously working in the Fantasy genre.

Charles N. Brown was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of 29-time Hugo winner Locus magazine which he founded in 1968 and had been involved in the science fiction field since the late 1940s. He was the original book reviewer for Asimov's, edited several SF anthologies, and wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers. Charles died unexpectedly on July 12, 2009, while flying home from Readercon. To acknowledge Charles' lasting impact on our field, he remains a Renovation Guest of Honor.

ENDS

Memberships for Renovation may be purchased at www.renovationsf.org. In addition to individual memberships, Renovation will also offer a family rate.

For more details on the convention, visit www.renovationsf.org. We encourage your input to help us create a memorable Worldcon.

For complete voting results, see the Anticipation website: www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Home.

Direct press questions, or requests to be removed from the Renovation press release mailing list, to press@renovationsf.org. General queries to info@renovationsf.org.

"World Science Fiction Society", "WSFS", "World Science Fiction Convention", "Worldcon", "NASFiC", "Hugo Award", and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.