Bobbie DuFault, chair for the 2011 Seattle Worldcon bid, announced with much regret that Seattle is dropping out due to difficulty securing facilities appropriate for the event. “Seattle is such a popular destination for conventions that all of the reasonable dates (early August through early September) already have groups that have firmer commitments than we do…. We do not want to host the Worldcon in a venue and situation that would prove to be less than World class…. We will be reviewing future opportunities with our potential facilities with an eye toward bidding for a subsequent year.”
This leaves Reno as the only Worldcon site bid for 2011.