I have been going to Worldcons for a long time. My icon is a picture of me at Torcon II, the 1973 Worldcon in Toronto, where I lost the very first John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Wasn't I cute? It was my second Worldcon, following on Noreascon I in Boston in 1971. (I missed LA in 1972).
You can be a part of Worldcon too. Just go here:
You can buy a Supporting Membership for $40, which will give you the right to vote on this year's Hugo Awards. Whether you vote for the Sad Puppies, or for the Rabid Puppies, or against the Puppies, or vote NO AWARD on everything, or read the work and vote on what you like, or abstain, or elect some combination of all of those... that's up to you. The important thing is that you vote, however you think best.
Even better, you can buy an ATTENDING membership, and actually come to the convention. Usually they are a lot of fun. That's why I keep coming back. Don't believe what you may have heard, we will not be parading about with the heads of puppies impaled on spears.
Come to the party. Everyone is welcome. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise.