Rochester Fantasy Fans are pleased to announce that we are bidding
for the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention. We are planning
on holding the convention the traditional Labor Day Weekend, which
for 2010 is the week of September 1-6, 2010. Our competition is
bidding for some time in August. I don't know about you but I
don't think galavanting around the Australian Outback in the intense
heat of the August summer is something I am in no hurry to do.
location for our convention will be the Spirit of Ontario which
is our fast ferry that connected Rochester, New York to Toronto
Ontario, Canada. As of this moment we don't exactly have posession
of the ferry anymore. The City of Rochester sold the ferry to
a German concern when they found out that they were losing vast
sums of money trying to operate the ferry. But that isn't going
to stop us. We've enlisted the aid of some of the best negotiators
in fandom to "acquire" the ferry by "whatever means
are necessary". I'm sure that they can "coherse"
the Germans into letting us use the ferry for the Worldcon Bid.
This group is:
we acquire the ferry from the Germans, it must be retrofitted.
You can't go pillaging and plundering the Great Lakes and the
former World Con sites of Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit,
and Montreal without making a few people (and governments) upset.
enlisted the aid of one of Canadas foremost authorities on Naval
ships and warfare to oversee the retrofit of the ship. Our Admiral
of the soon to be Fleet is none other than
many of you know Andre has way too much knowledge of naval warfare,
armament, ships for us not to make good use of. He knows the entire
makeup of the American and Canadian navies. Many a time I've sat
transfixed with the knowledge that he imparts at consuites all
over fandom. He is a natural to outfit the ship so that it can
withstand any navy the United States or Canada can muster.