The 1993 Worldcon, and fourth in the Bay Area, ConFrancisco was held September 2-6 at the Moscone Convention Center, ANA Hotel, Parc Fifty Five, and the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. GoHs: Larry Niven and Alicia Austin. Mark Twain (Dead GoH) FGoHs: Tom Digby and Jan Howard Finder. Chaired by David W. Clark.
During the bid, the San Francisco Marriott had been designated the headquarters hotel, but the committee was unable to complete a contract with it so it was not used even for sleeping rooms during the convention, and the Parc Fifty Five became the headquarters hotel. The convention was also expanded from four days to five after winning.
The convention marked the high point ever for Longest Registration Line, beating out the previous record set by L.A.con II. It stretched through the lobby, out the door, down the block, around the corner, and down that block. Once registered, there was a separate publications line to stand in. (All indoors.)
- ConFrancisco publications on fanac.org
- Hear ConFrancisco chair David Clark and ConJose co-chair Kevin Standlee recount the bids and conventions along with Warren Buff and Lisa Hayes at Baycon 2014: Bay Area Worldcon Reminiscences.
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