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Ser Scot A Ellison

DC 2017, Helsinki 2017, Montreal 2017, or Nippon 2017, advocate your preference

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I'm an open advocate of DC already a supporting member. We have a number of BWB on the committee organizing DC 17 (Arlington Bill and. Makhtobanabi to name two) They have a great committee with lots of experience (they do Capclave yearly). It's fairly easy for everyone to travel to DC as it has a major airport there.

I'm backing DC.

Who do you advocate and why.

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I am torn because I want to support the DC bid because of awesome people. But on the other hand I would prefer that it not be in the US three years in a row like that. And I want to go to Helsinki.

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LN,

I'd like to see Helsinki too. If you're at the con... how do you get to see Helsinki? ;)

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KT1,

To be honest DC is a driveable trip for me. I still prefer DC on the merits.

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If you're at the con... how do you get to see Helsinki? ;)

By not going to panels during the day? LOL. Worked for me in San Antonio and I saw lots of the sights there during WorldCon. Did con activities in the late afternoon/evening.

But seriously for Helsinki, I would just go over early and/or stay later. I have a friend that lives there that would take me around.

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Can't supporting members vote on site selection?

Remember there are also the Montreal and Japan bids for 2017.

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Malt,

You're right. You can pay the "Advanced Selection Fee" and vote remotely. The fee will be converted into a supporting membership for the 2017 Worldcon. Per the Loncon site.

Which is easier, generally, to travel too DC or Helsinki?

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Helsinki. Always wanted to go to that part of the world and it's cheaper and I would have more of chance to get there. If DC wins there's just no way in hell.



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KT1,

To be honest DC is a driveable trip for me. I still prefer DC on the merits.

I'd very much like to fly to DC, but then I'll be beginning saving money for that trip from now on. And yeah, I know it's three years ahead.

I was so ... disappointed when I learned that I wouldn't be able to attend WorldCon this year. Due to my work.

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I have a feeling this will be pretty much a Europe/America split. Hopefully DC and Montreal will split the American vote so Helsinki can win :)

More seriously, I much prefer the Euro Worldcons - more diversity, less generic than the US ones I've been to. Plus, the Helsinki party had lots of different flavours of vodka, while all DC had was a non-alcoholic punch.

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See, Helsinki is wooing people with the "demon Alcohol". ;)

The DC crew will do a hell of a job with this Con. Give them the opportunity to do it .

:)

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See, Helsinki is wooing people with the "demon Alcohol". ;)

The DC crew will do a hell of a job with this Con. Give them the opportunity to do it .

:)

The demon alcohol doesn't appeal to me. In fact, I'm not a heavy drinker when it comes to parties. I'm usually the one who does the driving.

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Helsinki. We missed our chance with London even though we had vowed to go because of a series of unforeseen expenses and mistakes. There is no way we can make a US con, having one in Europe is a lot more doable. The Monsters will be 6 years old by then, leaving them with someone will be a lot easier.


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Whoever wins in 2017, you can always come to Dublin 2019.

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