The 60th Worldcon and fifth in the Bay Area, ConJosé was held August 29 to September 2, 2002, at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose Civic Auditorium, Fairmont Hotel, Hilton Hotel, and Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Jose, CA. GoHs: Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Ferdinand Feghoot (imaginary). FGoHs: Bjo & John Trimble. Tad Williams was Toastmaster. Chaired by Tom Whitmore and Kevin Standlee. It was sponsored by SFSFC.
The winning bid was Bay Area in 2002 and its competition for the convention was Seattle in 2002 and Berlin in 2002. See 2002 Worldcon Site Selection. After the bid won, Tom Whitmore was appointed chairman with Ruth Sachter as Vice-Chairman. Sachter resigned and subsequently Craige Howlett and Cindy Scott were appointed Co-Vice-Chairmen. Finally, Kevin Standlee was appointed co-chairman with Whitmore.
ConJosé hosted the 2002 Hugos and 2005 Worldcon Site Selection. ConJosé was eligible but chose not to administer the 1952 Retro Hugos.
- ConJose publications and photos 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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