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Co-chair of 2015 Worldcon dies

Bobbie DuFault, who was to have been co-chair of Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, has died. An announcement on the Sasquan Facebook page states: Bobbie DuFault passed away earlier today. We don’t know WHAT happened yet, just that she died peacefully in her sleep. The family asks for time and space to process […]

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Final Worldcon vote totals and analysis

Fuller details of the Worldcon site selection voting are available now thanks to this post from Kevin Standlee. As you see, Helsinki had the initial lead, but Orlando’s voters (at least those who had a further preference) split more than 2:1 in favor of Spokane, pushing it into the majority.

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Spokane gets 2015 Worldcon

The 2015 World Science Fiction Convention will be Sasquan in Spokane, Washington, August 19-23. Exact vote counts are not yet available, but unofficial reports are that it played out as predicted here. Guests of Honor are: authors David Gerrold and Vonda McIntyre; artist Brad Foster; musician Tom Smith; and fan writer and conrunner Leslie Turek. […]

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