Worldcon 75

The 75th World Science Fiction Convention, 9-13 August 2017, Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

Worldcon 75 Accessibility Statement


Worldcon 75 is committed to holding an accessible convention.

We are building accessibility into the convention from the start of planning: we are committed to supporting a spectrum of abilities and needs. Worldcon 75 access staff will issue a report on the specifics of our site accessibility after our first on-site staff weekend in May of 2016.

We will be guided by the SFWA’s Accessibility Checklist and by Finnish Law and we will work to accommodate individual members' needs and requests.

The convention centre is a modern centre with a site begun in 1975. The current premises include seven exhibition halls and 40 meeting rooms. The building is well served with escalators and elevators, and has modern audio and visual equipment suited to varying needs. A limited visual tour can be found here.

Helsinki is a modern European city with many accommodations to increase accessibility. It is the policy of the City of Helsinki to offer public transit free to all users of assistive mobility devices and infants' prams, for example. For more information about accessibility on Helsinki public transit in English, please see: Public transport accessibility

If you have a question, a suggestion, or a request we would be very happy to hear from you as it will support the implementation of this policy. We will respond to you quickly with a clear explanation and information to support decision-making. We can always be reached at access@worldcon.fi.

Worldcon 75 Access Team

Farah Mendlesohn
Tanya Washburn
Crystal Huff