- My name's incorrectly spelled on my PR7
label. What should I do?
Please check our Member Search
before you do anything else. If your name is spelled correctly in the results
of your search, then you don't need to do anything else. That's the way your
name appears in our database.
If your name is also spelled incorrectly in the Member Search
results, then please send mail to Pre-Reg so that we can correct your name
before we print your badge.
- I'll only be able to come to the convention
for one day. Is there a reduced rate?
Yes, we're now selling one-day
admissions. You can buy them at our online store, or they'll be available
at the door.
- I'm not a citizen of the USA. Do I need a
visa to enter the United States?
Canadian citizens generally do not require a visa or a passport to
enter the US.
Citizens of Australia, Brunei, Ireland, New Zealand and the United
Kingdom do not require a visa if they are coming to the US for business
purposes or to be a tourist and their stay is less than 90 days.
Citizens of all other countries are generally required to have a
visa. Those from any country for which a passport is required should make sure
that their passport is valid for a minimum of six months beyond the initial
period of stay in the United States.
Further details can be found at the Customs
and Border Patrol site .
If you have questions about visas or other travel requirements
and Border Patrol site doesn't answer, we recommend you contact your local
government or the nearest US Embassy for additional help.
- Can I get a refund on my membership?
No, Memberships and Children's Admissions are not refundable, but
they can be transferred to someone else.
- How do I transfer a membership?
To transfer your membership to someone else, print, fill out,
sign, and mail or fax the Transfer
Form to us.
Only the member named on the membership may transfer it.
Children's Admissions may be transferred by a parent or guardian. Memberships
purchased on the Installment Plan may only be transferred once they are
- I'm having trouble using the online store,
what should I do?
We post news about problems with the store that we know about and
are working on to our home page. If there's
no announcement there, or if the problem you're having isn't covered by the
announcement, please email
- What are the differences in the types
Supporting memberships receive publications and have voting rights
(Hugos, RetroHugos, and Site Selection), but do not include the right to attend
Noreascon Four. Attending memberships include all the rights of supporting
memberships plus the right to attend Noreascon Four. Children's
admissions allow children 12 and under to attend, but don't include
publications or voting rights. Please see our further information on
A one-day admission allows someone to attend Noreascon 4 for a
particular day, but includes no publications or voting rights.
- When will you send out your Progress
Progress Report 7
can be downloaded by clicking on its name. PR7 was mailed first-class to all
pre-registered members on July 30, 2004.
You can also
download copies of our previous
Progress Reports as well.
- When can I get information about
exhibiting in the Dealers' Room?
The initial Dealers'
Room mailing was sent out in November 2003, and the initial list of
accepted dealers have all been notified of their acceptance. The Dealers Room
Manager are maintaining a wait list, so if you're still
interested in dealing at Noreascon 4, please contact the Dealers Room Managers
as soon as possible.
If you have additional questions about being a dealer, send mail
to the Dealers
- When can I get information about
exhibiting in the Art Show?
Art Show information was mailed to close to 2,000 artists at the
end of February. It's also available for download.
If you have additional questions, please let the
art show staff
- What's up with hotel reservations?
Hotel reservations opened on December 20, 2003. We blocked a total
of 1,800 rooms in our two hotels only one Worldcon in history has used
more rooms than that.
As of the end of July, our room blocks at the Sheraton Boston
Hotel and at the Marriott Copley Place are essentially full. Rooms will still
become available, as people's plans change and they release existing
reservations, but we've also added two new hotels to our facilities. You can
find information about our new hotels, the Colonnade and the Radisson Boston,
on our Facilities page.
- When do the Noreascon room blocks
The Noreascon room blocks have expired. Check with a particular
hotel to see if they still have rooms available at the Noreascon rate.
- I need to ship stuff to Noreascon 4. Is
the hotel going to charge me for receiving my packages?
The Sheraton does charge guests to receive packages. We've made
its February 2004 list of package types and
charges available, and will be checking with them before August to
see if any of those charges have changed. The Marriott does
not (as of April 2004) charge to receive packages for guests.
- What are my options for parking in
Boston? Do hotel room rates include parking?
Parking in Boston is expensive not only are our facilities
in a very popular section of the city, but it's an area that has limited
parking options. Our hotel room rates do not include
We've posted detailed
parking information (including suggestions for remote cheap or
free parking) closer to the convention.
- I'd like to be part of the Noreascon Four
program. Who should I contact?
Please read the Program
FAQ for detailed information about what we're looking for from program
- How can I buy an ad in your publications?
We are no longer accepting ads for our Souvenir Book or Progress
Reports. We will be having a few specialized program booklets for events
at-con. If you're interested in advertising in one of those special
publications, please write to Special Publications.
- How can I find out more about Noreascon
There are lots of wayscheck
the rest of our website or look at
our blogs are the easy
ones. We try to send announcements of what's going on to our
but we're not always successful at keeping up with everything that's going
You can email your
suggestions to uswe can't make this web site as useful as we'd
like without your feedback. If you don't see information about something, don't
assume we're not doing it; we may just be slow about posting information about
it! Tell us what you want to know.
You can always join one of our
mailing lists. We use one to send
out general announcements and the second one will allow you to chat with other
fans who'll be attending Noreascon 4 or to ask questions of us.
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Framingham, MA 01701