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BA 2002 Press Releases


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Citing a conflict with the event using the  facility immediately before their desired dates,  the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon bid  has shifted the proposed dates of their Worldcon by one day. If selected, San  Francisco's Worldcon will run from Friday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 3.

A major city-wide convention happening the  previous week in San Francisco is the cause of the shift in dates. According to  SF2002's Facilities Liaison, Crickett Fox, an  overlap with the Fancy Food Show, which  will use the entire Moscone Center complex and all surrounding hotel space, means that  SF2002 cannot take possession of its  reserved space in the Moscone Center until Thursday  morning. One day of move-in time is required to set up the space for the convention. This  move-in constraint forced the  SF2002 bid to rethink its proposed convention dates.

"We considered other options," said bid  Chairman Kevin Standlee, "including moving  to a different weekend in the summer of  2002. However, San Francisco is a popular convention destination, and Moscone Center is  booked in excess of 90% - there are no  other dates available between Memorial Day and the  first weekend of September of 2002. Shortening our proposed Worldcon to four days (Friday  through Monday) was also  considered, but discarded as an alternative, inasmuch as we felt  that Fandom has come to expect a full five days for its annual 'Gathering of the  Tribes.'"

The bid had previously announced its intention to  hold the 2002 Worldcon on "the traditional Labor Day Weekend." Standlee said,  "Some people have pointed out that our  new dates still include the three days of the  holiday weekend, but I believe most fans consider the 'traditional' dates of  Worldcon to be the Thursday through Monday of the  weekend including the first Monday of  September; therefore, we felt we needed to announce our intent to hold our convention on  dates that are one day different than the traditional ones."

Additional information about the date change will  be posted on the bid's web site ( and will be  printed in the bid's next progress report, scheduled to be released at this  year's Worldcon, Bucconeer.


San Francisco in 2002, a committee of San  Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (the parent corporation of ConFrancisco, the  1993 Worldcon) is bidding for the right to  host the 2002 Worldcon. Members of Aussiecon  Three, the 1999 Worldcon in Melbourne, Australia, will vote to choose the site of the 2002  Worldcon.



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