Eurocon Barcelona Progress Report # 4.1

June 11, 2016 Welcome to our Progress Report 4.1!  By now we have approximately 730 members.  The limit is 800. (Existing members: Please spread the word that buying a membership does not require booking accomodation yet—if our convention hotel and its partners fill up, there will still be accomodation of all types quite close to the convention. People who are thinking of joining are advised buy a membership now—because we are certain to have a waiting list of fans eager to buy an unwanted membership.) In our experience, the free WiFi of a hotel usually fails when lots of geeks are trying to use the WiFi at the same time.  For information about local SIM cards click here. Please will all members bringing children (under 16) email us their names and ages, quoting “Children” in the subject line, to info@eurocon2016.org. We hope to be able to offer children under 16 their own badges, and also special games and program items. Ignotus & Ictineu Awards Dinner The traditional Hispacon banquet, for announcing the winners of the Ignotus Awards of the Spanish National Association of SFF and Horror, will take place in the convention hotel on the Saturday evening in combination with the Catalan SF Society announcing its Ictineu Awards. The cost is 35 Euros, and all Eurocon members are welcome to join the banquet. If enough “foreigners” sign up, there will be interpretation of the announcements in English; the food speaks for itself. Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available, and also alternatives for special diets. For tickets, contact: ignotushispacon@gmail.com A message from the European SF Society (which presides over all Eurocons)...