Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
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BA 2002 Press Releases


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As a gesture of friendship, the San  Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid recently upgraded  the membership of the now-withdrawn  Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid from "pre-opposing" to "Friend of the  Bid."

San Francisco and Seattle had exchanged complimentary  pre-opposing memberships  with each other at the start of the 2002 Worldcon bid campaign in  1996 as a sign of the spirit of friendly competition which characterized the race.

"When they were forced to withdraw, they came to us  with the idea of the 'cross-grade' offer that allows Seattle's  pre-supporters, friends, and bid committee to preserve their  investment in the Seattle bid  by applying it toward membership in the San Francisco bid," said SF2002 Bid Chairman  Kevin Standlee. "They've shown themselves to be good  competitors and our  friends, and our committee agreed that giving them a Friend of the Bid would be an  appropriate gesture of thanks."

Friends of the Bid normally receive a custom-printed  Land's End shirt, but since the Seattle in 2002 committee consists of many people,  San Francisco had a different  premium for them. "We are giving Seattle's  committee one of our Land's End aprons with our logo on them," explained  Standlee. "That way, they can share it with each  other." SF2002 plans to present  the premium to the Seattle committee at Norwescon 22, April 1-4, 1999 in Sea-Tac,  Washington.


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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