I’m very annoyed and not just a bit upset to have to say WorldCon 2011 will not be in Seattle! Crap!
The only remaining bid is for Reno. I really have no interest in Reno. I don’t like the heat (in August!) and I don’t care for the primary industry of the town. I don’t find it a place that offers any entertainment notions I’m particularly interested in (Golf? Swimming pool that’s 90F? Tennis? Shopping? so very not me every one). I suppose I’ll end up skipping it, since 100+ outside and 65 inside is not my idea of pleasant.
On top of that, the theme was all steampunky and I was really looking forward to that. Now what? Phooey! And on top of that, I had to find out through a bottom-of-the-page notice on an SFWA email. No one contacted me and I already gave money to the bid at more than the minimum "friend" rate, so… I’m wondering what’s going to happen to that, too.
*sigh* And I was so looking forward to commuting to WorldCon….