2013 Discworldcon bid

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Postby raisindot » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:16 pm

If it's in Boston, I'll be there.

Anyone who comes from Across the Pond I'll take out for a pub crawl. Jan, you might want to take a separate trip to Salem. :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:32 pm

That's rather harsh. Jan's not a witch. :wink: :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Jan would make a FABULOUS witch. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:23 pm

I've been called worse - like a B*itch... :twisted:

Salem's sort of interesting I suppose - for some odd reason I've a hankering to go up Mount Washington if they have a suitable conveyance (another of my literary Holy Grails courtesy of Julian May's Saga of the Exiles :lol: )
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:51 pm

Baltimore is just in front at the Mo.

North American Discworld Convention 2013 asked: So, which city are you rooting for in 2013?


Baltimore
49 votes o 49 people


Boston
36 votes o 36 people
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Postby raisindot » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:30 pm

BALTIMORE?

Baltimore's a pit. Unless you're into squalor and crabs, there's no reason to go there.

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Postby raisindot » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:32 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Salem's sort of interesting I suppose - for some odd reason I've a hankering to go up Mount Washington if they have a suitable conveyance (another of my literary Holy Grails courtesy of Julian May's Saga of the Exiles :lol: )


There is. You can either drive up it, or there's a quaint cog railway that starts in North Conway (the town nearest MW) and goes all the way to the summit. There's probably even a bus of some kind as well.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:25 pm

raisindot wrote:BALTIMORE?

Baltimore's a pit. Unless you're into squalor and crabs, there's no reason to go there.

Well if it wins the Con site vote one good reason to go. :) although Boston was OK and I would not mind going back did not see everything and could check out the clam chowder against Frisco's.
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:46 am

Latest bid news.

http://t.co/PfiEiF99
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:50 am

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!!!! :angry-screaming:
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:56 pm

Update on the site selection a few minutes ago. :mrgreen:

The Steering Committee is voting this week on the site for #NADWCon 2013. We'll have word any day now. :D
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby Catch-up » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:14 pm

Can't wait to hear the announcement! Don't really care which city it's in actually, it's the company that counts. But both cities look like they have great things to offer! I'm hoping for a couple extra days to do some sightseeing. Anyone here planning on coming? Anyone here make it to this year's?
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby raisindot » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:10 pm

Catch-up wrote:Can't wait to hear the announcement! Don't really care which city it's in actually, it's the company that counts. But both cities look like they have great things to offer! I'm hoping for a couple extra days to do some sightseeing. Anyone here planning on coming? Anyone here make it to this year's?


If it's in Boston I'm 100% there.

If it's in Baltimore, I'll have to think about it. The cost of all the extra life insurance I'll have take out may make it prohibitively expensive. :D
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby Catch-up » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:31 pm

raisindot wrote:
Catch-up wrote:Can't wait to hear the announcement! Don't really care which city it's in actually, it's the company that counts. But both cities look like they have great things to offer! I'm hoping for a couple extra days to do some sightseeing. Anyone here planning on coming? Anyone here make it to this year's?


If it's in Boston I'm 100% there.

If it's in Baltimore, I'll have to think about it. The cost of all the extra life insurance I'll have take out may make it prohibitively expensive. :D


Wow! Really? You'll have to fill me in please. So far I've only heard great things about it. But, if it does end up there, I really do hope you'll consider going anyway. There were plenty of people in AZ and WI who never left the hotel and had a wonderful time!
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Re: 2013 Discworldcon bid

Postby RJH » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:05 pm

Here you go guys direct from the horses mouth (via facebook)

fter giving this (very tough) choice a great deal of thought and discussion, we are delighted to announce that the CITY OF BALTIMORE will be the site for the next North American Discworld Convention in 2013.

The dates are July 5th - 8th, and our hotel is located in Baltimore's fabulous Inner Harbor area.

We believe that Sir Terry and the Discworld fans will be in experienced and capable hands with the Baltimore team and we look forward to working very closely with them over the next two years. The steering committee members and our consulting team were extremely impressed with Baltimore's creative and well organized plans for 2013, plans detailed in a comprehensive bid that ultimately came in at over 30 pages. It was clear to us that this team is a triple threat: They have have the convention, stage and real world skills needed to provide an memorable, well organized and fun convention for all concerned.

Both bidding cities have a great deal to offer visitors and that made the choice all the more difficult.
For those of you who have not been to Baltimore before, we believe that you are going to love what you find. There is a great deal to see and do in the immediate area (and Washington D.C. is only a short train ride away). The inner harbor hotel they have chosen will fit our needs wonderfully and provide for the kind of mingling and meeting spaces for our guests that we feel is so important the success of this affair. It is also within easy walking distance of many interesting, historical and family-friendly sites as well as a wide variety of food choices and prices. The city itself is within easy reach for both our international and U.S. guests and the bid committee has given a great deal of thought to making our time there enjoyable. Wait till you see what they have planned!

We would like to thank both bid committees and their chairs for their hard work in producing these bids. Thanks also to our consultants who so generously gave us their time and advice and to the fans for their enthusiasm and patience.

Once again, we would like to thank both bid committees on behalf of our attendees for all their hard work and offer our congratulations to the team in Baltimore. (1) We ask that Discworld fans the world over give them their full support. We look forward to working with all here to make NADWCon 2013 the best one yet.

More details will follow over the course of time.

See you in Baltimore ....

Sincerely,

The Guild of Chelonavigators AKA the NADWCon Steering Committee

(1) We would also like to invite Boston - and any other interested cities - to consider bidding for 2015.
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