Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time to bring the World Science Fiction Convention back to New Orleans!

At this year's worldcon in Kansas City, members will get to vote for the location of the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.  (If you want to vote for the 2018 worldcon's location and aren't a member of this year's, you can become a supporting member of this con.)  The two choices are New Orleans and San Jose.

Think about that for a moment.  New Orleans, a great town with amazing food, parties all the time, and music that never stops, or San Jose, a very nice place in Silicon Valley where you can definitely eat okay and take plenty of naps.

This should be an easy choice.

I mean no offense to the fine group of fans who are putting on the San Jose bid, but they've recently had both a worldcon and a World Fantasy Con, and they are stuck with San Jose as a location.

New Orleans is the clear choice for a great time.  I know the people running the bid, and they love SF and are completely dedicated to putting on a fantastic con for us all.  If you're worried about the heat, relax:  the con's hotel is big enough to hold everything under one roof, so you don't have to go outside if you don't want to.  Though trust me, you will want to.

How committed to New Orleans am I?  In a break from decades of con-going tradition, I aim to help campaign for them at the con.

Vote New Orleans, and let's have a giant SF party there in 2018!


Anonymous said...

A slight off topic inquiry; is it possible you could post a Jon and Lobo update some time in the near future? Just seems like it has been awhile since we heard anything on that front.


Mark said...

Indeed. Will do.


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