News From Seattle in 2025 – May Meeting Announcement

May 4, 2022

May 2022
We’re between cons how are you? Let’s keep this short. The big news is the report from our bid table and in-person launch party at Norwescon, but first some other business.

Come to Our Bid Volunteer Meeting on May 22nd
Our May Bid Volunteer meeting has been set on May 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific, and we’d like to see you there. We will have a report on bid activities and status, and discuss volunteer opportunities. Topics will include discussion of our GoH selection process and plans for Balticon, Westercon, and Chicon 8. Here is the Zoom invitation:

Join Us at Marcon (May 6-8) and Balticon (May 27-30)
The bid will have a fan table presence over the coming month in Columbus at Marcon 57, and in Baltimore at Balticon 56. If you will be at either of these questions, come say hello! In fact, we’d love you to take a shift at the table, answering questions, facilitating swag and membership sales, and encouraging people to learn more about the bid. Here is a signup for Marcon: and Balticon:
Bid Table and Launch Party at Norwescon 44
At long last, after years of virtual tables and Zoom parties, we were able to launch the bid in person at our bid co-chairs’ home convention, Norwescon. Here are two volunteers sitting at our bid table!

On Friday evening, five years after the bid was announced we had our first in-person bid party. The food and drink featured local ingredients and regional favorites including smoked salmon puffs, blackberry crisp and apple crisp (pictured below), and a selection of locally-produced beer, wine, and cider.

It was such a great time, we forgot to take more pictures! There are a few more from the party below. Best of all we added 136 signups to the newsletter (welcome friends!) and sold 18 supporting memberships. How much did this raise? We’re still crunching the numbers.

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