Perrianne Lurie

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  1. I've had to cancel my trip to KC, but my thoughts will be with you.
  2. I get in Tuesday at 2:15 (on SW from BWI). I'm staying at the Aladdin. If any of you want to share a cab, e-mail me.
  3. Put me down for a women's medium.
  4. I'll be at the Aladdin. Not sure how much free time I'll have, though. It depends upon my program schedule (and the WSFS business meetings, which, I expect, will fill my mornings).
  5. I'll be there. I don't have an official con job yet, but I'm sure I will by next year.
  6. I don't think this is likely. IMO, DC and Helsinki are the top two bids, and most of the potential site selection voters I've spoken with plan to list them as 1 and 2 (although the order varies). I don't think that Montreal and Japan voters combined are likely to outnumber either one, so even if they all list Montreal and Japan 1 and 2 (which I don't believe they will), they'll still be eliminated and their votes redistributed to DC or Helsinki.
  7. To vote for this year's Hugos and the 2017 Site Selection, you need a membership in this year's Worldcon, Sasquan (either supporting or attending). When you vote for Site Selection, you pay for an "advanced supporting membership" in whoever wins for 2017. (We used to call this a "voting fee," but since it gets you a supporting membership in the winner, we changed what we call it.) You can convert this to an attending membership for an additional amount of money. With a membership to the 2017 Worldcon, you will be able to nominate for NEXT year's Hugos (for works published in 2015), nominate and vote for the 2017 Hugos (for works published in 2016), nominate for the 2018 Hugos (for works published in 2017), and vote in the 2019 Site Selection if you pay the "advanced supporting membership" fee.
  8. While the Worldcon was in Australia in 2010, it was Melbourne, not Sydney. It was the fourth Aussie Worldcon, and all four were in Melbourne. Another thing that we do at cons is VOLUNTEER to help run them. This past Worldcon, I was on panels, but I also helped staff the site seletion voting (for the Helsinki bid) and helped prepare for the Hugo Ceremony. Conventions are always in need of volunteers, and you may earn a tee shirt, access to the "gopher hole" or "staff den" (where there is usually more substantial food than in the con suite), or even a free membership to this year's or next year's con if you work enough hours.