If anyone knows about other Worldcon bids hidden by the “purloined letter” technique discussed in the previous post, I’m all ears.
And what’s the real latest news on 2013 — here’s a summary I wrote last year:
File 770 #149, March 2007 — 2013: A
bid “exploratory committee” is chaired by Bill Parker. Karen Meschke posted that they are looking at sites in Texas in 2013 , Fort Worth and Houston . San Antonio
Craige Howlett announced his bid for a 2013 Worldcon in
at the recent Smofcon in San Jose , reported Jack Avery in SFSF 36. Although Howlett is a board member of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., the bid is not as yet being undertaken by the corporation that ran ConFrancisco and ConJose. “If I can prove to the board of SFSFC that there are enough people to back the bid, they will fully support me, but I’m not expecting their support until the summer of 2008.” Kansas City
Smofcon churned with rumors of a
Worldcon bid. You see, 2013 is also the year 5773 in the Hebrew Calendar, so it would synchronize with the longstanding Minneapolis in ’73 bid. Is anybody serious about this? Seth Breidbart is involved, which means pretty much anything might happen. Minneapolis