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BA 2002 Press Releases
SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
Contact: Kevin Standlee, 650-961-9540, standlee@Plato.LunaCity.com
SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002 RESPONDS TO SEATTLE WORLDCON BID WITHDRAWAL
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 http://www.webwitch.com/seattle02/
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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