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  1. Will we also be graced by the company of Mrs. Stego?
  2. Already have attending memberships for both events. Barring financial disaster in the next two years, I will use both of them.
  3. Ah, but those are rack rates. Convention rates are much lower: "Standard rooms are $199 Single-Double/$224 Triple/$249 Quad Occupancy. Deluxe (larger) rooms are $239 Single-Double/$264 Triple/$289 Quad occupancy. Fairmont one-bedroom suites (bedroom plus a standard parlor) are $339. Note that suite reservations for parties will be administered by Worldcon 76." Convention rates for all hotels, btw, can be found here: http://www.worldcon76.org/travel-lodging/hotels
  4. Bill, At the present time, are there any other contenders for 2021, or is DC currently unopposed?
  5. What is this "show section" of which you speak, O Pebbly One? The only valuable part of this board is the BWB section. It is known.
  6. House Bannister supports this bid. It is known.
  7. I'll be there, but can't provide crash space.
  8. Best of luck. And, maybe, next time announce the con here further in advance, so folks have a better shot at attending? (If I missed the announcement, apologies in advance.)
  9. Those coming from out of town may want to purchase their DC Metro passes in advance from their website: https://www.wmata.com/fares/farecard-options.cfm
  10. If you want to travel to DC with a group, here's a good way to start: http://rallybus.net/Booking/Event/womens-march-on-washington Note that this also effectively offers an option for long-distance travellers to avoid the DC airports by landing somewhere else.
  11. Also, you can often find folks who bought early and then discovered that they can't attend for one reason or another, and who are willing to sell their memberships for their price (as compared to the increased prices that come at regular intervals).
  12. >>Cider and long drinks are not equated with beer. For those who are wondering what a "long drink" -- referred to as a "lonkero" in Finland --might be... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_drink http://www.originallongdrink.com/
  13. Yeah, it looks like the con runs from the 9th - 13th, and all the hotel rates are for the 8th-13th. Just enough time to maybe get over your jet lag.
  14. An interesting tidbit from their website: "Members who join before January of 2017 may nominate for the Hugo Awards, whether they are attending or supporting members. " I'm not an expert on Hugo voting rules (nor do I play one on TV), but this looks very early to me. It will certainly prevent those who don't join until after nominations open up from having any effect on who gets on the ballot.
  15. Did they really say the blocks will be up in September? That's would be remarkably early -- most Worldcons don't have them ready till mid-Winter. The hotel closest to the venue is relatively small -- it's a Holiday Inn, and has 244 rooms out of the 1400 total they plan to make available. According to the con web site, it only has some easy access rooms, but it is attached to the convention center and is thus definitely a choice location. One suspects that non-accessible rooms there will go to the Guests of Honor and top-level convention staff, and only the remainder will be available for attendees in general.