In 1977 we had a started a bid for the Science Fiction Worldcon. We were bidding to have the convention in Winnipeg in 1994. It was so far into the future that we all thought we'd be dead or moved out of Winnipeg by then. We were pretty right, several people in the group had moved away when the convention was actually held in Winnipeg in 1994. None of the people who were involved with the 1977 bid had anything much to do with the real 1994 Worldcon but some of us did go.
Back in 1977 we promoted the bid at the conventions we went to that summer. It was something to do, create some silliness, and meet some people. I've always handed out pieces of paper I've put ink on for my whole adult life. I'm still doing it now, leaving a trail of artifacts and effluvia. We actually got supporting membership money from people, as you can see Greg Ketter was one. Someone, and it might have been Greg, got a cheaper membership to the real 1994 Worldcon because they showed them their reciept for the supporting membership.
This is the 1st Progress Report and it's dated January 1978. I don't think there was another one. We tended to run out so steam or get distracted pretty easy. The cover illustration is by Ed Ackerman and the piece above is by Roldo. I've been digging through the boxes and finding stuff that I haven't seen in years. It's being enjoyable. Click on the pages to see them in a larger size.