Voting to select the site of the 2013 Worldcon has opened. Members of Renovation are eligible to cast a ballot. Only one bid filed in time to appear on the form — Texas in 2013, chaired by Bill Parker. However, write-in votes are allowed and there’s something about seeing an unopposed bid that always inspires fans to the highest levels of creativity…
Ballots submitted by postal mail must reach Renovation by July 31. Votes may be cast in person at the convention up until 6 p.m. PDT on Friday, August 19, 2011. All ballots must be accompanied by an Advance Membership (Voting) fee of $60, which will automatically be converted to a Supporting membership in the 71st Worldcon.
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE #24
Renovation Launches Site Selection Ballot for the 2013 Worldcon
Renovation, The 69th World Science Fiction Convention,
Reno, Nevada – August 17-21, 2011
Postal queries to: RCFI, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Reno, Nevada, USA – Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is pleased to announce the start of the process to select the host site for the 71st Worldcon, to be held in 2013. The only bid to have formally filed by the deadline of February 18, 2011, is the Texas in 2013 bid team, headed by Bill Parker as Bid Chair. The bid proposes to host the 2013 Worldcon in San Antonio, TX, from August 29 to September 2, 2013.
All Adult and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of Renovation are eligible to take part in the site selection process. Ballots may be submitted by postal mail (in which case they must reach Renovation by July 31) or in person at the convention, up to the close of voting at 6 pm PDT on Friday, August 19, 2011. All ballots must be accompanied by an Advance Membership (Voting) fee of $60, which will automatically be converted to a Supporting membership in the 71st Worldcon.
You can download the Site Selection ballot from the Renovation website at www.renovationsf.org/wsfs-site.php. A printed ballot will also be included in Renovation Progress Report 4, which will be published at the end of April. If you need further information about the site selection process, write to [email protected].
Renovation is the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Renovation’s Guests of Honor are Ellen Asher, Charles N. Brown (in memoriam), Tim Powers and Boris Vallejo.
For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit www.renovationsf.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the Renovation press release mailing list, to [email protected] Send general queries to [email protected].
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