|LoneStarCon2 · The 55th World Science Fiction Convention · Sunday, August 31, 1997|
WorldCon Voting Surprise Result!
In a voting result fully as shocking as the Babylon 5 Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Chicago won their site-selection race on the first ballot, and will host the 2000 WorldCon. Though an early rumor credited Chicago with 8,570 of the 1,469 votes cast, the actual first-round numbers were: Chicago 1293, None of the Above 37, No Preference 98, Write-ins 39, Spoiled 2. Not counting the ballots that did not express a preference for a particular location, Highmore and Minneapolis tied for third place with six votes each.
The WorldCon will be called Chicon 2000, and will be held from 31 August to 04 September 2000 in the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Honorees will include:Author Guest of Honor: Ben Bova
Artist Guest of Honor: Bob Eggleton
Editor Guest of Honor: James Baen
Fan Guests of Honor: Bob and Anne Passevoy
Toastmaster: Harry Turtledove
For further information about Chicon 2000, contact them at:
Chicon 2000, P.O. Box 642057, Chicago, IL 60664
Conucopia will be the 1999 NASFiC. It will be held August 26-29 at the Anaheim Marriott. We don't have full breakdowns, but the first-round ballot results were as follows: Conucopia 188, Coyotecon 178, Great Americon 66, None of the Above 36, No Preference 18, Write-ins 5. When Coyotecon was eliminated in the third round it had 192 votes to Conucopia's 241, and in the showdown None of the Above went down with 56 votes to Conucopia's 287. So there.
Their Web site is http://www.99.nasfic.org/.
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