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Detroit gets 2014 NASFiC

The 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention will be Detcon 1 in Detroit, Michigan, July 17-20. It defeated Phoenix by 231 votes to 210. Everyone who voted in NASFiC site selection is automatically a supporting member. Guests of Honor will be: author Steven Barnes; artist John Picacio; critics, academics and fan writers Bernadette Bosky, Arthur […]

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Worldcon news: Vikings and Site Selection

Anyone joining this year’s Worldcon, even at the supporting level, may vote on the location of the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 NASFiC. To help out voters, LoneStarCon 3 has asked all the site bidders to answer a standard questionnaire and posted the responses online: 2015 Worldcon: Helsinki – Orlando – Spokane 2014 NASFiC: Detroit […]

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Worldcon and NASFiC site selection open

Voting has started to choose the sites of the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention and the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention. Ballots and instructions are here. Both require you to be a member (either attending or supporting) of this year’s Worldcon, and both involve an additional fee, which buys you a membership in whichever […]

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Worldcon bids and analysis, Smofcon edition

It’s Smofcon time, which means another gathering of thousands of years of combined con-running experience and probable Worldcon bid news. Let’s look at how things stack up right now. One very handy thing this year’s Smofcon has done is send out a questionnaire to all the bids so that the “Fannish Inquisition” Q&A sessions aren’t […]

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NASFiC: An new challenger appears!

Just when it appeared there would be no opposition to the Phoenix bid for the 2014 NASFiC, word is spreading about a Detroit bid. The proposed dates are July 17-20 (the weekend before SDCC). The bid has not officially launched yet, but watch its Web site or Facebook page for more information.

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