Raks Geek to Headline DisCon III Closing Ceremonies

Raks Geek will headline the closing ceremonies of  DisCon III in Washington, DC., on the evening of December 19, 2021. Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks. They are committed to blending a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun,

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Update on Program Participant Applications

The DisCon III staff has sent out its first round of responses to program applicants. Because we have had reports of responses being caught by spam filters or Gmail’s Promotion folder, we are asking applicants to check their filters.  Among the great things about the Worldcon community are the many

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DisCon III Announces Vice Chairs

Marguerite Smith and Lauren Raye Snow will join the DisCon III team as Vice Chairs and help lead the team of dedicated volunteers bringing the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) to Washington, DC., December 15-19, 2021. Lauren will be the first Latinx to serve as a Vice Chair. Marguerite will

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Covid Policy

Worldcon is more than just a convention: it is a community. As such, we all have a duty to protect each other and to protect our friends, families, and peers.This has been true from the very first Worldcon in 1939, and it remains true today. At DisCon III, we aim

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Mary Robinette Kowal to Chair DisCon III

Mary Robinette Kowal is the new chair of the 79th World Science Fiction Convention. The decision was made by BWAWA, the Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association, which is the host organization for this year’s Worldcon. Mary Robinette Kowal is a former President of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of

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Con Chair Resignation

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announces today that Bill Lawhorn has resigned from his position as Convention Chairperson of DisCon III, effective immediately. The Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association (BWAWA) has begun the process of finding a permanent replacement. Until the position is filled, the DisCon III Division

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