Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
BA 2002 Press Releases
SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 25, 1999
Contact: Kevin Standlee, 650-961-9540, standlee@Plato.LunaCity.com
SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002 EXPANDS CROSS-GRADE OFFER AGAIN
San Francisco in 2002 has agreed to a further expansion of the "cross-grade" offer to Seattle in 2002 bid supporters announced in November 1998. If you pre-supported both SF2002 and Seattle, you can apply the $10 cost of the Seattle pre-supporting membership toward the cost of upgrading from SF2002 pre-supporter to a Friend of the San Francisco Bid (normally $100). If you pre-supported both bids, upgrading to Friend costs $70. If you pre-supported only Seattle, upgrading to Friend will cost $90. Like the original cross-grade offer, this offer is good through April 5, 1999.
The existing cross-grade offer, announced in November and expanded in January to cover all of Seattle's membership classes, remains the same. Pre-supporting members of Seattle in 2002 have $10 credit toward the cost of a San Francisco in 2002 pre-supporting, pre-opposing, or Friend of the Bid membership. Seattle Friends and Bid Committee have $10 credit toward an SF2002 pre-supporting or pre-opposing membership and $50 credit toward an SF2002 Friend of the Bid Membership.
Pre-supporting (and other classes) of Seattle in 2002 members may purchase a pre-supporting membership in the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon bid for $10.01, the difference in price between pre-supporting memberships in the two bids. Pre-supporting memberships for Seattle in 2002 were $10.01. Pre-supporting memberships in San Francisco in 2002 are $20.02. Friend of the Bid memberships in San Francisco in 2002 are normally $100.
Seattle Friends and Bid Committee may become SF2002 Friends for $50, or $40 if they previously cross-graded to SF2002 pre-support status.
Pre-supporting members of the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid receive a brass cable-car pin premium, Bid progress reports, and will receive at least a $20 discount off the price of an attending membership in the 2002 Worldcon should San Francisco be selected in the election to be conducted at the 1999 Worldcon, Aussiecon Three.
Friends of the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid receive the pre-supporter premiums, a Land's End shirt with the SF in 2002 logo, and at least a $60 discount off the price of an attending membership in the 2002 Worldcon should San Francisco be selected. Friends who also vote in the 2002 site selection receive automatic attending membership in the 2002 Worldcon should San Francisco be selected.
Seattle in 2002 announced last year that they would have to withdraw from the site selection race due to their being unable to obtain an agreement with the hotels in the downtown Seattle area. The cross-grade/upgrade offer allows pre-supporters and friends of the Seattle Bid to "protect their investment" in the 2002 Worldcon.
The additional expansion of the cross-grade offer is being made available thanks to the cooperation of the Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid, which will be assisting with the validation of eligibility for the offer.
To take advantage of this offer, send check or money order (payable to SFSFC Inc.), or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express) information (card number, expiration date, name on card, signature; charge will be in US Dollars and will appear as "S F S F C INC") to SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002, Cross-Grade Membership Offer, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363. If cross-grading to SF2002 Friend, include shirt size (Men's/Women's S/M/L/XL/2X) and color preferences.
These cross-grade and upgrade offers are subject to verification of membership in the Seattle and San Francisco bids.
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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