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A [[bid]] to hold the [[Worldcon]] at the Sheraton in downtown [[Philadelphia]] in 1977.  Chairman: [[Don Sobwick]], Vice-Chairman: [[Ted Pauls]], Secretary: [[Susan Casper]] and later [[Joyce McDaniel]], Treasurer: [[George Scithers]].  (For a time it was co-chaired by [[Don Sobwick]] and George Scithers.  Other members of the [[bid committee]] included [[Brian Burley]], [[Yale F. Edeiken]], [[Mark Owings]], [[Jack Chalker]] and [[Scratch Bacharach]].
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[[File:Philly in 1977 Ad.jpg|thumb]]
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A [[bid]] to hold the [[Worldcon]] at the Sheraton in downtown [[Philadelphia, PA]] in 1977.  Chairman: [[Don Sobwick]], Vice-Chairman: [[Ted Pauls]], Secretary: [[Susan Casper]] and later [[Joyce McDaniel]], Treasurer: [[George Scithers]].  (For a time it was co-chaired by [[Don Sobwick]] and George Scithers.  Other members of the [[bid committee]] included [[Brian Burley]], [[Yale F. Edeiken]], [[Mark Owings]], [[Jack Chalker]], [[Dennis McCunney]], and [[Scratch Bacharach]].
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[[File:Philly in 77 ad 46.jpg|200px|left|Underwhelming Philadelphia in 1977 ad]]
  
 
Ted Pauls published ''[[Contact (Pauls)|Contact]]'' as a [[bidzine]] for the committee.
 
Ted Pauls published ''[[Contact (Pauls)|Contact]]'' as a [[bidzine]] for the committee.
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Worried about the [[Increase in Convention Sizes in the 70s]], committee planned to limit attendance to 2800-3000 people as that was the largest convention the Sheraton had room for.
 
Worried about the [[Increase in Convention Sizes in the 70s]], committee planned to limit attendance to 2800-3000 people as that was the largest convention the Sheraton had room for.
  
It appears that the bid ended before the [[site selection ballot]] was printed.  The right to run the 1977 [[Worldcon]] was won by [[7 in '77]] which went on to run [[SunCon]].  See [[1977 Worldcon Site Selection]].
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It appears that the bid ended before the [[site selection ballot]] was printed.  The right to run the 1977 [[Worldcon]] was won by [[7 in '77]] which went on to run [[SunCon]].  See [[1977 Site Selection]].
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:07, 5 May 2022

Philly in 1977 Ad.jpg

A bid to hold the Worldcon at the Sheraton in downtown Philadelphia, PA in 1977. Chairman: Don Sobwick, Vice-Chairman: Ted Pauls, Secretary: Susan Casper and later Joyce McDaniel, Treasurer: George Scithers. (For a time it was co-chaired by Don Sobwick and George Scithers. Other members of the bid committee included Brian Burley, Yale F. Edeiken, Mark Owings, Jack Chalker, Dennis McCunney, and Scratch Bacharach.

Underwhelming Philadelphia in 1977 ad

Ted Pauls published Contact as a bidzine for the committee.

Worried about the Increase in Convention Sizes in the 70s, committee planned to limit attendance to 2800-3000 people as that was the largest convention the Sheraton had room for.

It appears that the bid ended before the site selection ballot was printed. The right to run the 1977 Worldcon was won by 7 in '77 which went on to run SunCon. See 1977 Site Selection.


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