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Interesting developments - RonO's Ramblings

Jan. 11th, 2007 12:03 pm Interesting developments

At lunch today, the third headline in the AP headline scroll across the TVs in the cafeteria was that the Democrats have selected Denver as the site for their 2008 Presidential nominating convention. Other sources have given their dates as being around August 28.

Denvention is scheduled for the same main facility 3 weeks earlier -- August, 6-10. One person on Denvention's facilities committee has already posted to SMOFs that they are double checking with the facility to see if this impacts the Worldcon.

While I'm not an expert on political conventions, past discussions on SMOFs and other things make me a bit worried that the DNC may want the convention center for more than 2-and-a-half weeks prior to the opening of their convention, and that their 35,000 participants will so completely dwarf Denvention's 3,000, that this may not be a good thing for the convention.

At least they weren't bidding for the weekend before Labor day

I'm going to stay tuned to SMOFs to see what develops.

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From:ann_totusek
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's not like Denvention had their contracts signed and ready to go anyway...
From:graht
Date:January 11th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Heh.

Hey, if you're going to be in Denver for the Denvention please let me know. We should at least try to get together for lunch :)
From:rono_60103
Date:January 14th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
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That has been in our plans for summer 2008.

We will probalby head to Colorado a week or two before the convention and spend some time with my brother and his family in Bailey, but would check up on other friends in the area. Depending on how we travel (train, car or plane) we might spend some time in Albuquerque as well.
From:billroper
Date:January 11th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
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Maybe they could, in the grand tradition of -- was it? -- SunCon, move to an alternate site. L.A. maybe?