My thread on Arisia took an odd turn, and got to talking about bringing Celebration 3 to the Hub, or maybe to someplace nearby. I just sent the following e-mail to the Chamber of Commerce: A group of fans is considering trying to get a major sf convention to come to Boston, probably in 2003 or 2004, and we'd like to put together a nice proposal to the company that runs the cons. Does the CoC have a marketing package that is sent to entice companies and organizations to hold their conventions here? If so, how do I obtain it, or what would be the proper sequence of events? We are only beginning to talk about this at the moment, gathering information to see if the idea is even feasible. Thank you. Anyway, we'll see about what the general Boston pitch is. What specific reasons should we bring a SW con here?