Australia in '83

A failed bid to hold the 1983 Worldcon at the New Chevron Hotel in Sydney, NSW, Australia, losing to Baltimore in '83. (This appears to be the first time a foreign bid was defeated.) See 1983 Site Selection results for full details. An immediate rebid (Melbourne in '85) won the 1985 Worldcon, Aussiecon 2 for Melbourne.

Chairman: Jack Herman
Executive Committee: Carey Handfield (deputy chairman), Shayne McCormack (secretary), William Good (treasurer), Vera Lonergan (membership), Cary Lenehan (operations), Robin Johnson, Keith Curtis, Ken Ozanne, Eric Lindsay, Peter Toluzzi, Andrew Taubman.
Plus 47 other bid committee members.

See also Australian Worldcons.


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