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October 8th, 2012
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Detroit in 2014 NASFiC Bid - Questions?

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From:Mitch Bentley
Date:October 9th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)

Chesley Awards

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I am curious who told you NASFiC was definitely going to be the host for the 2014 Chesley Awards? To the best of my knowledge, that decision has yet to be made.

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Mitchell Bentley
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From:netmouse
Date:October 9th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)

Re: Chesley Awards

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Oh dear! We didn't mean to presume, and I'm very glad you brought this to our attention.

My understanding was that the ASFA website indicated the Chesleys are awarded at the NASFiC when the Worldcon is not in North America, but I'm guessing that information was taken from http://www.asfa-art.org/pages/05-chesleyawardspage.html, which only says "The awards are usually presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention or at the North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon is held outside of North America."

Usually certainly does not mean definitely, and I have amended my post to reflect your comments.

It was also mentioned to us by someone from the 2010 NASFiC in Raleigh, and reflected in their budget, which we were given some numbers from, to use for reference.

It's important for us know that the awards might not be at the NASFiC, as it changes what we might say to the hotel about potential banquet expenses. Thank you very much for the news.

Is ASFA considering having it in London, then?
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From:tammylc
Date:October 10th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Chesley Awards

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Thanks for the clarification, Mitch. As Anne indicates below, that was my mistaken reading of the Chesley Awards page, combined with information from Raleigh on things to be sure to budget for. My apologies!

If chosen to host the NASFiC in 2014, we would be thrilled to host the Chesleys and are making sure our plans & budget would accommodate it if that were the case. When do you typically make that decision?
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