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Advertisement for Torcon3/WorldCon 2003

Are you interested in attending a huge, author-rich Science Fiction/Fantasy convention? Have you ever wanted to visit Toronto (I'm here!) and were just looking for the opportunity? You could even stop by the Ex and watch an airshow while you're in town! Next Labor Day week, in 2003, WorldCon/TorCon3 will be held right here in Toronto and YOU could be in attendance!

WorldCon is the world's largest volunteer-run convention. (But volunteering is completely optional if you attend, of course). The guest of honor will be George R.R. Martin, with Spider Robinson as toastmaster. (No, I've not read either of their books, but I've certainly seen their names around in bookstores.) This year's is in San Jose and today is its last day, I believe. Yes, I know, it conflicts with Dragoncon, but surely you'd rather be at Worldcon in Toronto visiting me next year than in Atlanta where where neither I nor Toronto shall be.

While it might sound extremely expensive now, the price will only be going up over the course of the next year. It's currently at $250 Canadian/$170 US. From memory, the at-the-door price will be $70 Canadian per day. So if you're only going for 3 days of the convention, it'll be cheaper at the door. But if you'd like the entire week, register as soon as possible!

This is likely going to be the only time in which I personally know most of a WorldCon committee - most of 'em are First Thursday attendees as well. Reminds me, I'm doing the newsletter this time around. That'll be a project for tomorrow evening. I have many ideas for them, all of which will be very frustrating for the people actually reading the results. But fun, I hope.

(While we're on the subject....TP and other current WorldCon GOHs speak on scifi and technology
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Are you interested in attending a huge, author-rich Science Fiction/Fantasy convention? Have you ever wanted to visit Toronto (I'm here!) and were just looking for the opportunity? You could even stop by the Ex and watch an airshow while you're in town! Next Labor Day week, in 2003, <a href="http://www.torcon3.on.ca/">WorldCon/TorCon3</a> will be held right here in Toronto and YOU could be in attendance!

WorldCon is the world's largest volunteer-run convention. (But volunteering is completely optional if you attend, of course). The guest of honor will be George R.R. Martin, with Spider Robinson as toastmaster. (No, I've not read either of their books, but I've certainly seen their names around in bookstores.) This year's is in San Jose and today is its last day, I believe. Yes, I know, it conflicts with Dragoncon, but surely you'd rather be at Worldcon in Toronto visiting me next year than in Atlanta where where neither I nor Toronto shall be.

While it might sound extremely expensive now, the price will only be going up over the course of the next year. It's currently at $250 Canadian/$170 US. From memory, the at-the-door price will be $70 Canadian per day. So if you're only going for 3 days of the convention, it'll be cheaper at the door. But if you'd like the entire week, register as soon as possible!

This is likely going to be the only time in which I personally know most of a WorldCon committee - most of 'em are First Thursday attendees as well. Reminds me, I'm doing the newsletter this time around. That'll be a project for tomorrow evening. I have many ideas for them, all of which will be very frustrating for the people actually reading the results. But fun, I hope.

(While we're on the subject....TP and other current WorldCon GOHs speak on scifi and technology <a href=""http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2230571.stm"">via a BBC article</a>.)