San Francisco Offer To Seattle Presupporters
San Francisco Worldcon Bid To Offer "Cross-Grade" Memberships To Seattle Pre-Supporters
The following press release has been issued by the San Francisco in 2002 bid committee.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 1998
Contact: Kevin Standlee, standlee@Plato.LunaCity.com
Pre-supporting members of the now-withdrawn Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid will be able to apply the value of their memberships toward a pre-supporting membership in the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid, according to an offer announced today by the San Francisco committee.
For a limited time, pre-supporting members of the Seattle Bid may "cross-grade" to a pre-supporting membership in the San Francisco Bid for $10.01, the difference in price between pre-supporting memberships in the two bids. Pre-supporting memberships for Seattle in 2002 were $10.01. Pre-supporting memberships in San Francisco in 2002 are $20.02.
Pre-supporting members of the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid receive a brass cable-car pin premium, Bid progress reports, and will receive at least a $20 discount off the price of a membership in the 2002 Worldcon should San Francisco be selected in the election to be conducted at the 1999 Worldcon, Aussiecon Three.
Seattle in 2002 recently announced that they would have to withdraw from the site selection race due to their being unable to obtain an agreement with the hotels in the downtown Seattle area. This offer allows pre-supporters of the Seattle Bid to "protect their investment" in the 2002 Worldcon.
This "cross-grade" offer is being made available thanks to the cooperation of the Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid, which will be assisting with the validation of eligibility for the offer. For each Seattle pre-supporter who cross-grades, the Seattle Bid will donate that pre-supporter's "share" of the Seattle committee's remaining funds to the San Francisco Bid.
To take advantage of this offer, send check or money order (payable to SFSFC Inc.), or Visa/MasterCard information (card number, expiration date, name on card, signature; charge will appear as "S F S F C INC") to SAN FRANCISCO IN 2002, Cross-Grade Membership Offer, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363, or come by the SF2002 information tables or parties at OryCon, Loscon, Silicon, and other conventions during the next few months.
This "cross-grade" offer applies only to those persons who are pre-supporting members of the Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid, but not of the San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon Bid, and is subject to verification. Persons who are members of both bids should contact the Seattle Bid directly in order to determine how Seattle will be handling their memberships. Cross-grade policies for members of the Seattle in 2002 Worldcon Bid at higher levels such as Friend of Bid are being developed and will be announced later. This offer is good through April 5, 1999.
San Francisco in 2002 is a committee of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a California non-profit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).
"Worldcon" and "World Science Fiction Convention" are registered service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.
-- Mike Scott
15 Nov 1998