Ellen Klages announced on April 30, 2015 that “After twenty years of having the honor and pleasure of being the emcee for the Tiptree Auction at Wiscon, I am retiring.” In her post on the WisCon 39 official website, she reveals her health and age to be the cause: “I am no longer a spry young thing. Young at heart, always, but the body is different now, and less able to caper and cavort for hours at a time. Plus, I injured my back in 2014….”
She states that fundraising for the Tiptree will continue to happen in the form of auctions as well as other events and opportunities. WisCon 39, the “Worlds Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention” will be held May 22-25, 2015 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison, WI. To read her post, see the official WisCon 39 website.