Renovation Publishes its Fourth Progress Report

Renovation, The 69th World Science Fiction Convention,
Reno, Nevada - August 17-21, 2011

Postal queries to: RCFI, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278


Friday, April 29, 2011

Reno, Nevada, USA - Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, has released Progress Report #4 (PR4). PR4 is available in PDF format from

Printed copies of PR4 will be mailed in early May and members will begin to receive them soon afterwards. Members who are uncertain whether they have requested electronic or paper progress reports can check their status online at or send inquiries to the membership team at

Progress Report 4 contains many important items for Renovation members including the Hugo Award Final Ballot and the 2013 Worldcon Site Selection Ballot. PR4 also includes numerous articles about the convention program, events and exhibits.

Voting for the Hugo Awards is open to all adult and young adult members of Renovation who join prior to the voting deadline of 11.59 pm PDT on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Members can submit their ballots online or by postal mail.

PR4 feature content includes articles on:

  • Artist Guest of Honor Boris Vallejo
  • Planned Dance Events including the Girl Genius Ball
  • Other special events including the Masquerade, Music Night and Art Night
  • The Klingon Language Institute's annual conference, which will take place in Reno immediately before Renovation
  • A Teaching SF workshop targeted at teachers, librarians and parents, which will be held on Wednesday, August 17
  • Renovation's plans for Childcare and Handicapped Services
  • Updates on the Renovation hotels and convention bus shuttle service.


Renovation is the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Renovation's Guests of Honor are Ellen Asher, Charles N. Brown (in memoriam), Tim Powers and Boris Vallejo.

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