Every year, the members of the World Science Fiction convention are eligible to vote to select the location of Worldcon two years hence (well, they do now, the rules just changed last year). This year's Worldcon is in Los Angeles, August 23-27. We're in the last two weeks of campaigning.
What does this mean to you? Nothing, if you're not going to Worldcon this year, and don't care where it is in 2008. If you do care...
There are three big-city bids for the 2008 Worldcon: Chicago, Columbus (Ohio) and Denver. Sounds like a pretty varied selection, doesn't it?
But let's say Denver is too high for you...
Let's say Chicago is too corrupt for you...
Let's say Columbus is too dull for you. Wait. We can't. It would have to become more exciting just to achieve dullness.
What's a voter to do?
Out of the west rides a bid, a Worldcon bid for 2008 that's as fresh as a Santa Rosa plum just picked from the tree. A Worldcon bid chock full of opportunities as golden as a California hillside in summer. A Worldcon bid that forsakes high-rise hotels with broken elevators and long lines.
A Worldcon bid to bring the greatest convention of all time to the greatest agricultural roadside attraction of all time.
It's Hollister in 2008, a bid for Casa De Worldcon.
What has Hollister got that the other bids haven't got? Well, we've already covered some things they have that we're thankfully free of. If you really want to know, though, check out our bidzine and our website.
If these documents don't answer your questions, please stop by at our bid party on Wednesday, August 23 at L.A.con IV. Committee members will be there with refreshments and answers to all of your questions.
"Hollister in 2008" is a committee of the Bay Area Science Fiction Association.
"We chose to do these things not because they are easy but because they are weird!"