A bid for a convention, like a Worldcon, which is done for the fun of it (sometimes as an excuse to throw bid parties) and with no intention of winning, such as the first, NWT in '53, or Highmore in '76.
A hoax bid is different from a Joke bid: The people running a hoax bid never expected to win.
Conventions in series
Alcatraz in '99 - Antarctica in '99 - Australian NASFiCs - Bermuda Triangle Bid - Boston Mountains in 2000 - Boston in 1999 - Breckenridge in '85 - Christmas in Boston in 2020 - Clavius Base in 2001 - Clavius in 2001 - Columbus in 1985 - Concord in '80 - Detroit in '79 - DripCon - Dublin, CA in 2019 - Falkon '85 - Flushing in '80 - Geneva in 2008 - Gulag in '84 - Hawaii in 1999 - Hel, Norway in 2001 - Highmore in '67 - Highmore in '76 - Hollister in 2008 - Hong Kong in 1997 - I95 in 95 - Ingolstadt in 1984 - Johnstown in 1983 - Kent in 1984 - Kettleman City in '99 - London in '84 - Moonbase Alpha in '99 - Mordor in '64 - Moscow in 2017 - NWT in '53 - NY in '95 - Nashville in '79 - New York in '92 - Not Dundalk in '92 - Olive Country - Pluto in '87 - Providence in 2020 - Ratcon in Ararat - Reykjavik in 2012 - Roswell in 2002 - San Marino in 2019 - Say Da to Moscow - Sealycon - Seattle in '85 - St. Ghu in '82 - Terminus in 23,309 - Tillamook in 1981 - Titanicon in 2012 - Toronto in '78 - Tranquility Base in 70 - Trans World Con in 1991 - Vatican City in 2001 - Virgincon in '65 - Wigwam Village - Wintersection - Z'ha'dum in 2258
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