Before we were a Worldcon, we were a bid (campaign) for a Worldcon.

Meet our list of pre-supporters, pre-opposers, friends of the bid (Early Adopters!), enemies of the bid (Luddites!!!) and venture capitalists. Without their support, our bid could not have gone forward.

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Pre-Supporting
James Alves
Eemeli Aro
Marg Barnes
Baxil
Kimberly Bea
Cathy Beckstead
Scott Beckstead
Scott Beeler
Sherri Benoun
BILL
Robert Blum
Claudio Bottaccini
Michael Bowker
Meredith Branstad
Stephen Breen
Chaz Brenchley
Claire Brialey
Sara Bruce
Sarah Brydon
Warren Buff
Larry Caldwell
Carol Capriola
Peter Card
Paul Carlson
Vivian Carlson
Catey Cat
ChiefTed
Sandra Childress
Nico Cinocco
Ellen Coatney
Anita L Cole
Craig A Cook
John Coxon
Brad Cozzens
Catherine Crockett
Edith Crowe
Anna Darden
Davodd
Lea Day
Peter De Weerdt
Megan Dean
Ann Detsch
Ms. Patricia A Diggs
Digitalsidhe
Cory Doctorow
Doug
Sandi Dreer
Thomas Dunn
Sherry Dusza
Janice Eisen
Herman Ellingsen
Ted Ellis
Karen Emerick
Terry England
Daniel Erickson
Yvonne Erickson
Faye
Freddy Fogarty
Donald Forbis
Kathy Fulton
Vicky Gallardo
Michael Gardiner
George McUrso
Jerry Gieseke
Elizabeth Gilio
Jerry Gilio
Elizabeth Lace Gilligan
Don Glover
Mr. Mike Glyer
GoldenOnion
Peter Grace
Clyde Graham
Fritz Urban Gunnarson
Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf
Ms. Shael Hawman
Helen
Hen Solo
Henke
Charles Hoff
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Bob Hole
Chris Huning
Emily Jiang
John Kusters Jr.
Dean Johnson
Angela Jones-Parker
Karen Brenchley
Kirsten Pomerantz (Swazey)
Ron Kotkiewicz
Connie Kramke
Tommy Kucera
John Kusters
William Laubenheimer
Tamar Lindsay
Melissa Lopez
Stella Luuk
Ines Madison
Watts Martin
Marty Massoglia
Ian Maughan
Daniel Maxwell-Ross
Johanna Mead
Stephanie Metz
Stephen Metzger
Joseph Miller
Carl Millitello
Deborah Millitello
Marilyn Mix
Steven Mix
Randall Miyashiro
Rick Moen
Mrs. June M Moffatt
Patrick Molloy
Lance Moore
Cheryl Morris
Kevin Andrew Murphy
Marguerite Murray
Nentuaby
Roderick O’Hanlon
Myles F. O’Reilly
Paul O’Shea
Walter Parker
Joan Paterson
Paul
Robert Payne
Eileen Pearlman
Vivian Perry
Pierre Pettinger
Sandy Pettinger
Photo Knight
Mark Plummer
Kirsten Pomerantz
Marion N. Pritchard
Adam Rakunas
Pekka Rantasaari
Regina Reynante
Rod O’Riley
Vega Roecker
Michael Rogers
Melody Rondeau
Diane Rosenburg
Gary Rubin
Ed Rush
Sylvia Rushing
Vern Rushing
Ruthiechan
Ruth Sachter
SallyRose Robinson
Harry Sameshima
Gabriel Sanchez
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Sarah
Jukka Sarkijarvi
Ed Scarborough
Jason Schachat
Cath Schaff-Stump
Susan Scheufele
España Sheriff
Lance Sibley
Stan Sieler
Andrew Siguenza
Cate Siguenza
David Speakman
Square Bear
Christy Staats
Frederick Staats
Milt Stevens
Joan Steward
Willard Stone
Bernie Strub
Deborah Strub
Gary Swaty
Alice Taylor
Bill Taylor
Dave Taylor
Poesy Taylor Doctorow
thingmaker
Tibs
Timberwoof
R-Laurraine Tutihasi
Rhiannon Tyra
Shawn Tyra
Unseelie
Larry van der Putte
David J Van Deusen
Paul van Oven
Mike Van Pelt
Jan van’t Ent
Matt Velasco
Janine Wardale
Mike Weasner
Chris Welborn
Nathaniel Williams
Miriam Winder-Kelly
Taras Wolansky
Rainer Wolf
Xeron
Joel Zakem
David Stewart Zink
Beth Zuckerman
Eric Zuckerman

Friend of Bid (“Early Adopter”)
A^3
Andrew Adams
Todd Allis
Ancilla Allsman
AmyCat – Book Universe
Karen Anderson
Kurt Baty
Tom Becker
Beth00
Erik Bigglestone
Debbie Bretschneider
Richard Bretschneider
Cheryl Brin
David Brin
Thomas Brincefield
Denis Paul Brown
Kelly Buehler
Rodger Burns
Amy Carpenter
Bert Chamberlin
Arthur Chenin
ChrisO
David Clark
Byron Connell
Steve Cooper
Daniel Spector @danjite
Deb Geisler
Jay Denebeim
Linda Deneroff
Clark Denning
Carol Doms
Holly Doyne
dragondawn
Kathy Duval
Elanor Hughes
Evil Kevin
Doug Faunt
Elanor Finster
Mark Galpin
Gordon Garb
Mark Gilbert
Craig Glassner
Marsha Glassner
Cenk Gokce
Liz Gooch
Grand Wizard-Evil Antagonist
Jukka Halme
Harold Harrigan
Harold Harrigan III
Clay Harris
Lisa Hayes
Mette Hedin
Mark Herrup
Kevin Hewett
Rebecca Hewett
Ms. Leigh Ann A Hildebrand
Colin Hinz
Melissa House
Craige Howlett
Kathleen Hunt
Linda K James
JC Arkham
Curtis Jefferson
JohnO
Leslie Johnston
Michael Johnston
Heather Rose Jones
Melita Kennedy
Rick Kovalcik
Lady Di
Ron Larson
Susan Leabhart
Brian Lewis
Frances Lopata
Steven Lopata
Danny Low
Katrina Marier
Shawn Marier
Steven Mars
Cheryl Martin
Paweł Matysia
Jon Mohning
Tammy Mohning
Cheryl Morgan
Chip Morningstar
Janice Morningstar
Mr. Fred C Moulton
Beth Moursund
Lex Nakashima
MICHAEL NELSON
nimdil
Chris O’Halloran
John O’Halloran
Dorothy O’Hare
Ronald Oakes
Tara Oakes
Ms Diane Osborne
Carole Parker
Pat Turner
Sharon Pierce
Pikadude No 1
Tracy Poole
Frank Portwood
Radar
Theresa Renner
Jo Rhett
Paul Ripley
Kevin Roche
Ron Oakes
Jim Rondeau
Ann Marie Rudolph
Clarissa Ryan
Clint Ryan
Kurt Sauer
Eric Sayle
Margaret Sayle
Sharon Sbarsky
Isabel Schechter
Spring Schoenhuth
Eric Schultheis
Cindy Scott
SmackJackal
Judith Smith
Randy Smith
Samuel A. Smith
Julie Soskins
Daniel Spector
Jesper Stage
Steve Staton
Lucy Stern
Mike Stern
Sten Thaning
Becky Thomson
Jennifer Tifft
Tina Connell
tribeofgum
Patricia A Turner
Barbara VanTilburg
Sean Wally
John Wardale
Jacob Weisman
Rina Weisman
Linda Wenzelburger
Bill Westfield
Tom Whitmore
Jeffrey P Wildman
Kris A Wildman
Cliff Winnig
wintersweet
Conrad Wong

Venture Capitalist
Karen Dawn Plaskon

Pre-Opposing
Gary S Blog
Eileen Capes
Lenore Jones
Cliff Samuels