New Orleans in '79

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A bid to bring the 1979 Worldcon to New Orleans using the Marriott Hotel and the Rivergate Exposition Center as its venue.

The bid committee was James Mulé, Jan Luke, Richard Majeste, Mike Smith, Jack Stocker, Joe Grillot, Burt Cary, Mike Swan, Beverly Traub, Marge Roll, Dana Adams, Ron Juge, Don Walsh and the New Orleans Science Fiction Association.

The bid was set up by John Guidry, but later Guidry stepped down and allowed a group led by Don Walsh to take over. They selected Meade Frierson as titular chairman of the bid. Frierson eventually stepped down when Don Walsh failed to deliver on schedule. Jim Mule then became chair.

The opposition was Britain in '79 which won decisively at SunCon. See 1979 Worldcon Site Selection for details.


See also New Orleans Worldcons



1979 Site Selection Reasonator Search 1979

Also involved: Dana Adams Longo - Jim Mulé

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