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As a gesture of friendship, the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid recently upgraded the membership of the now-withdrawn Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid from "pre-opposing" to "Friend of the Bid."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