NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

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NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:24 am

For those who may be interested, just found out that there won't be a stand alone North American Discworld con next year. However, it will be represented as part of Worldcon which is going to be in Spokane, WA. The info is here:

http://it-bodes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/announcing-dates-and-location-for-north.html
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby shivers » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:09 pm

It's a shame that they won't have a full event but it's great that fans are willing to pull together, and I'm glad it's still around in some incarnation! :clap:
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:25 pm

Yay!!! I'm registered for Worldcon Spokane :D although I did vote for Helsinki to win, I was at a seamstress's party at a worldcon before really good time was had. :lol: :dance:
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Catch-up » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:58 am

Cool! :D Do these sell out? At what point do you have to seriously consider whether to hold a membership or not? I'm trying to get us ready for our family vacation, while also trying to get my ducks in a row for coming over for the Manchester con. If I have to do any planning for another trip at this point, I might have a breakdown. Would waiting until the end of the summer be too late?
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:09 pm

No it won't be too late Susanne, the price goes up the longer you leave it, http://sasquan.org/ click under membership tab then registration for the details of prices. :mrgreen:
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:56 pm

Good to know! Thanks Dug. :D Do they sell out? If I hold a membership and then can't go for any reason, is it easy to sell it to someone?
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:21 pm

Yes I have known them go up for sale especially if you have it at a cheaper price or even not,I've not known of one selling out as there held in convention sites attached to the hotels which can hold thousands, I reckon between 5 or 6 thousand at least attending.
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby =Tamar » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:18 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Yes I have known them go up for sale especially if you have it at a cheaper price or even not


Sometimes there is even a convention-run clearing house for resales of memberships. Some people buy memberships just to vote for the Hugo awards, others to be able to vote for the next site selection. Then they sell the actual "attending" part of the membership, which still gets you in for everything. Aside from banquets and clearly labeled special items like local tours, nothing costs extra. Five days, well-nigh 24 hour activity.

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I've not known of one selling out as they're held in convention sites attached to the hotels which can hold thousands, I reckon between 5 or 6 thousand at least attending.


Correct. There's no limit on memberships. Lately, it's more likely to be closer to 3 thousand people actually on site. It's still advisable to make your reservations early and reconfirm them shortly before the con.
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Catch-up » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:59 pm

Good to know! I'll try to make a decision soon.
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:19 pm

This was the totals for Chicon 7
Country Total Adult Attending *Young Adult Children & InfantsSupporters Day Admissions

Totals 7095 4493 317 212 1943 125
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Penfold » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:17 am

I've just been contacted by an NADW organizer who wanted permission to use one of my pics of Lord Vetinari to make a life-sized standee for the DW Con Exhibit. Feeling very flattered by this and gave permission for free although I did ask for a pic when it is in place for my blog and website. :D
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:56 pm

:clap: That's excellent!
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Great stuff Penners. :clap:
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Penfold » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:57 pm

Like I say, I'm very flattered. I have also directed her to this forum (particularly to this thread) in case they want to do a little extra 'advertising' for the event. :D
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Re: NADWcon 2015 joining Worldcon

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:44 pm

Penfold wrote:Like I say, I'm very flattered. I have also directed her to this forum (particularly to this thread) in case they want to do a little extra 'advertising' for the event. :D

It's part of the Worldcon in Spokane Penners run in conjuction with it as they could not afford to put on a full blow con of there own, so to attend you need to buy a Worldcon membership to attend it then it's free for the DW part. :mrgreen:
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