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  • Byron Connell
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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2012
      FYI.

      Byron


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      > From: Colin Harris <palatinate@...>
      > Subject: [Chicon-staff] Chicon 7 Press Release 16 - Chicon 7 Announces London as Sole 2014 Site Selection Bidder
      > Date: March 7, 2012 6:40:29 PM EST
      > To: Chicon Staff list <staff@...>
      > Reply-To: Chicon Staff list <staff@...>
      >
      > Chicon 7 Announces London as Sole 2014 Site Selection Bidder
      >
      > Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,
      > Chicago, IL - August 30 to September 3, 2012
      >
      > press@...
      > www.chicon.org
      >
      > Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076
      >
      > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      >
      > Wednesday, March 7, 2012
      >
      > Chicago, Illinois, USA - Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction
      > Convention, is pleased to announce the start of the process to select
      > the host site for the 72nd Worldcon. The only bid to have formally
      > filed by the deadline of March 2, 2012, is the London in 2014 bid,
      > jointly chaired by Steve Cooper and Mike Scott. The bid proposes to
      > host the Worldcon in London, England, from August 14 to August 18,
      > 2014.
      >
      > All Adult and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of Chicon 7
      > are eligible to take part in the site selection process. Ballots may
      > be submitted by postal mail or in person at the convention, up to the
      > close of voting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Chicon 7 is
      > also looking into the option of online voting, which is now permitted
      > for the first time under a constitutional amendment ratified at
      > Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon. All ballots must be accompanied by an
      > Advance Membership (Voting) fee of $40, which will automatically be
      > converted to a Supporting membership in the 72nd Worldcon.
      >
      > Full information on the site selection process will be published on
      > the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon.org/site-selection.php over the
      > coming weeks. A printed ballot will also be included in Chicon 7's
      > Progress Report 4, which will be published in mid-April.
      >
      > In accordance with the requirements of the World Science Fiction
      > Society, the London in 2014 bid team has submitted an official bid
      > filing package. This documentation can also be found on the Chicon 7
      > website at www.chicon.org/site-selection.php. The official website of
      > the London in 2014 bid can be found at www.londonin2014.org.
      >
      > For further information about the site selection process, write to
      > siteselection@....
      >
      > ENDS
      >
      > Chicon 7 is the 2012 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. Chicon 7's Guests of Honor are five-time
      > Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and
      > collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair
      > Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7's
      > Toastmaster is John Scalzi.
      >
      > For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships,
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