WSFS Site Selection Set

There were no surprises in the Site Selection filings. The only bid to file to host the 2020 Worldcon was New Zealand and the only bid to file to host the 2019 NASFiC was Utah. Details of site selection voting are being worked out and the ballot will be released once that has been done. Site selection will take place at Worldcon 76 in San Jose.
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More information on Utah in 2019

Very Wrong Role Play

Jonathon Wall, a 29 year old refrigerator mechanic in the Air Force was arrested at Salt Lake Comic Con in Salt Lake City after he claimed to be part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to obtain access to the Green Room. An off duty police officer working con security grew suspicious and questioned him, calling the real OSI. Wall explained that he had been given a VIP pass from a friend but wanted better access. He has been indicted for impersonating a federal officer and making false statements to a federal officer. If found guilty, he can receive a sentence of up to five years in prison.
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CONDuit Comes to an End

The Board of Directors for CONDuit have announced that they have voted to end the convention, which ran annually for twenty-five years from 1990 through 2015. Although the con has ceased, the business corporation will continue to function and may, one day, sponsor another convention.

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Westercon 67 Site Selected

The Utah in 2014 bid won the right to host Westercon 67 in an unopposed election. The event will take place at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 3-6, 2014. Guests of honor include Cory Doctorow and the team behind the Writing Excuses podcast (Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells). The chair will be Dave Doering.

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Signing: Larry Correia

Author Larry Correia will sign copies of his novel Monster Hunter International at Barnes and Noble at 1780 North Woodland Park Drive in Layton, Utah on September 5 from 2 to 4 pm.

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