1982 Worldcon Site Selection

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Site Selection for the 1982 Worldcon was conducted by Noreascon Two, the 1980 Worldcon. The bidders were Chicago in 1982 and Detroit in '82. (The St. Ghu in '82 hoax bid did not appear on the ballot.)

The results were:

Bidder Mail Friday Saturday At-Con Total Total
Chicago in 1982 539 192 287 479 1018
Detroit in '82 228 85 97 182 410
No Preference 65 10 18 28 93
None of the Above 7 2 2 4 11
Write-ins 3 0 1 1 4
Blank 5 4 4 8 13
Totals 847 293 409 702 1549

The write-ins were 2 for Highmore, SD, 1 for Toronto, and 1 for the Virgin Islands.

There were thus a total of 847 mail and 702 at-con ballots, 1549 overall. In addition 12 mail ballots were rejected for unpaid voting fees, and 1 as being from a non-sentient being (a pet rock). [At least some of the at-con ballots were also invalid, but there was neither time nor need to make a thorough check] Chicago in 1982 was thus the winner of the right to put on the 1982 Worldcon.

The bidding process this year was moderately contentious. File 770 #22 p4 reports on some of the heat of the final days.


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