Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association
Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association, known by the initialism BWAWA (pronounced "bu-wa-wa-wa" —with some indefinite number of "wa"s — think of a mad scientist's maniacal laugh), is the current name of Baltimore Worldcon 1998, Inc. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored the Baltimore in '98 Worldcon bid; BucConeer, the 1998 Worldcon; the 2010 and 2011 Nebula Award Weekends; the 2014 World Fantasy Convention; the DC in 2021 Worldcon bid; and Discon III, the 2021 Worldcon.
It also sponsored the unsuccessful DC17 Worldcon bid launched in 2013 and a failed bid for the 2019 SMOFCon.
In 2009, it renamed itself the Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association. Its members are drawn largely from the Baltiwash clubs BSFS and WSFA.
Officers in 2021:
- President: Michael Nelson
- Executive Vice President: Judith Kindell
- Vice President: John Sapienza
- Treasurer: Robert MacIntosh
- Corresponding Secretary: Ann Marie Rudolph
- Recording Secretary: Jean Marie Ward
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