24/05/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
The intergalactic travel agents of Reno Convention Fandom, Inc. have reported their cheeky bid to host the 69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17th-21st) in Reno, Nevada.
The convention organisers told SFcrowsnest.com, "A 2011 Worldcon in Reno would use a combination of the Reno Convention Center, the Atlantis Resort, and the Peppermill Hotel - one convention center, one directly connected hotel, and a second hotel a short walk (or even shorter shuttle ride) away. Reno is situated just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, on the edge of the Great Basin at an elevation of about 1300 meters above sea level. Its temperate climate and low humidity make Reno a delightful location for a summer Worldcon, with average high temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit and lows in the 50s. Oh, and don't worry about getting to Reno. Come by planes, trains, and automobiles - the Donner Pass is safe, now."
The Reno in 2011 bid opens this weekend at Balticon in Maryland, at Marcon in Ohio, at Wiscon in Wisconsin, at ConQuesT in Missouri, and at Baycon in California.
More over at www.rcfi.org
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