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BA 2002 Press Releases


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Contact: Kevin Standlee, 650-961-9540,



The Chairman of the San Francisco in 2002  Worldcon Bid Committee, Kevin Standlee, issued the following statement today in response  to the announcement of the withdrawal of the Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid from the race:

"The San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid acknowledges  the announcement of the withdrawal of its major rival, Seattle, from the field. While we  are obviously relieved to  see such a powerful opponent leave the field, we are also  saddened by the loss, and regret that we will now never know what the choice of the voters  would have been in the  site selection election to be conducted at the 1999 Worldcon,  Aussiecon Three.

"The hotel problems which are the cause of  Seattle's withdrawal could happen to any  Worldcon bid, and San Francisco has had its  own share of hotel trouble in the past. We would like to extend our sympathy to the  Seattle bid over this unfortunate situation.

"In addition we would like to say how much we have  enjoyed the contest with Seattle. The race has been characterized by a spirit of friendly  competition which has made the  process of bidding much more fun than it might have been.  We would like to extend our thanks to Pat Porter and his team for having been charming and  honorable opponents,  and wish them every success in their future endeavors."

Details of Seattle's announcement can be found on  their web site at



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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