Sasquan members who want to vote in the 2017 site selection race are now able to electronically purchase the necessary advance memberships here.
When voting first opened on April 19 the con was only prepared to take checks in payment.
The press release follows the jump.
MEDIA RELEASE #2015-6A Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention
19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA
SITE SELECTION OPENS: ONLINE SITE SELECTION PAYMENT AVAILABLE
Spokane, Washington, 14 May 2015
Voting for the site of the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2017, is now open. The bids which have filed to hold the convention are:
- Helsinki in 2017, Helsinki Finland: dates 9-13 August, 2017
- Montreal in 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: dates 31 August to 4 September, 2017
- Nippon in 2017, Shizuoka Japan; dates 24-28 August, 2017
- DC17, Washington, DC, USA: dates 16-20 August, 2017
In order to vote for one of these bids, you must have a membership in Sasquan and you must pay an advance supporting membership fee of $40 to the 2017 Worldcon. That fee will get you a supporting membership in the 2017 Worldcon, whoever wins the right to hold the convention. Payment may be made online at https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/sitevote-pay.php through Monday 10 August 2015, by mailed check arriving at our office through Monday 10 August 2015, or in person at Sasquan through 6 PM local time Friday 21 August 2015. You may have another person deliver your ballot and payment at Sasquan before that time as well.
Voting on site selection is conducted by paper ballots, and they are counted by representatives of all bids at Sasquan. There is no online voting. Once your vote is made, you may not change it. This is different from Hugo Award voting.
For further information about the bids, please go to http://sasquan.org/site-selection/.
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ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by the Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.
Sasquan is organized under the banner of the SWOC: http://swoc.org/contact.php
“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC”, “Hugo Award”, the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.