ReConStruction


ReConStruction
ReConStruction
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Status Active
Genre Science fiction/Fantasy
Venue Raleigh Convention Center
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Country United States
First held 2010
Organizer Southern Alliance of Fandom Enthusiasts, Inc.
Filing status 501(c)(3)
Attendance ~1200
Official website http://www.reconstructionsf.org/

ReConStruction is the 10th occasional North American Science Fiction Convention.[1] It was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on August 5–8, 2010, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Marriott City Center, and the Downtown Raleigh Sheraton.[2][3][4] This NASFiC was held because Melbourne, Australia, was selected as the location for the 2010 Worldcon.[3]

Contents

Guests of honor

Information

Site selection

After "Australia in 2010" was selected as the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2010 (as "Aussiecon 4" in Melbourne), the WSFS Business Meeting directed that a written ballot election be held at Anticipation, the then-upcoming Worldcon in Montreal, Canada, to select a NASFiC site for 2010.[5][6] Raleigh's bid was certified as the winner with 241 votes out of 276 cast and 3 invalid submissions.[6] Although formally unopposed, the Raleigh bid was not the only location to receive the attention of the voters. Pasadena, California, received 19 votes, Durham, North Carolina, and Ridgecrest, California, each received 1 vote, and joke votes were cast for "Peggy Rae's House" and the fictional planet "Xerps".[6]

Committee

  • Chair: Warren Buff[7]
  • Treasurer: Sydnie Krause
  • Secretary: Christopher Hensley
  • Events: Mike Willmoth
  • Facilities: Dina Krause
  • Member Services: Russ Miller
  • Operations: Chris Ross
  • Programming: Mike Willmoth
  • Publications: Tim Miller
  • Publicity: Stacey Helton McConnell

Events

Awards presented at this convention included the Golden Duck Awards for children's literature, the Chesley Awards for artistic achievement, and the Sidewise Awards for alternate history fiction.[8][9][10]

Notable program participants

See also

  • World Science Fiction Society

References

  1. ^ a b "The Long List of NASFiCs". WSFS Long List Committee. http://www.smofinfo.com/LL/TheLongListNasfic.html. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sci-Fi convention convenes in capital city". News 14 Carolina. August 7, 2010. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/628985/sci-fi-convention-convenes-in-capital-city?ap=1&MP4. 
  3. ^ a b "Raleigh Wins 2010 NASFiC". File 770. August 9, 2009. http://file770.com/?p=1251. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Science Fiction, Classic Cars, Major Gaming Among Confabs Packing Convention Center In August". City of Raleigh, NC. http://www.raleigh-nc.org/home/content/PubAffairs/Articles/ConventionCenterAugust.html. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Strock, Ian Randall (August 10, 2009). "2011 WorldCon in Reno, Nevada; 2010 NASFiC in Raleigh, North Carolina". SF Scope. http://sfscope.com/2009/08/2011-worldcon-in-reno-nevada-2.html. 
  6. ^ a b c "Minutes of the 2009 WSFS Business Meeting". World Science Fiction Society. August 9, 2009. http://www.wsfs.org/bm/minutes-2009.htm. 
  7. ^ "Staff". ReConStruction. http://www.reconstructionsf.org/?page_id=59. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Petrea (August 6, 2010). "Golden Duck results". Science Fiction Awards Watch. http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=3501. 
  9. ^ "Chesley Awards Winners". Locus Online. August 6, 2010. http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/08/chesley-awards-winners/. 
  10. ^ "Reynolds & Conroy Win Sidewise Awards". Locus Online. August 6, 2010. http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/08/reynolds-conroy-win-sidewise-awards/. 

External links

Preceded by
9th North American Science Fiction Convention
Tuckercon/Archon 31 in Collinsville, IL, USA (2007)
List of NASFiCs
10th North American Science Fiction Convention
ReConStruction in Raleigh, NC, USA (2010)
Succeeded by
11th North American Science Fiction Convention
To Be Announced

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