Worldcon 75

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

Worldcon 77 Site Selection


Site Selection Process

In order to vote in Site Selection, you must be an Attending or Supporting Member in Worldcon 75 and pay the Advanced Supporting Membership fee for each election. This process also makes you a Supporting Member of the winning bid’s convention.

While the WSFS Constitution now allows electronic Site Selection balloting, it also requires that the current Worldcon Committee and all bidding committees agree that electronic balloting will be allowed. The Worldcon 75 committee believes that there are still some issues associated with electronic balloting, and therefore Worldcon 75 is opting out of electronic Site Selection voting in 2017. The Site Selection Administrator and staff will, per the Constitution, be accepting only paper ballots either completed on site, mailed, or hand delivered, and will not accept ballots via any electronic means.

The site of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) is determined two years in advance by a vote of the current Worldcon’s membership. In addition, if a Worldcon is to be held outside North America (which is not is the case in 2018, when Worldcon 76 will be held in San Jose, California, USA), the site for a North American Science Fiction Convention (“NASFiC”) is determined by a vote one year in advance.


Bid Submissions

Bids for the site of the 2019 Worldcon must be submitted by February 9, 2017, either to siteselection@worldcon.fi or to a physical mailing address to be announced. The required information includes:

  • bid location
  • bid facilities
  • bid date
  • committee chair(s)
  • committee members

Please also provide the bid website URL and a contact email address.

Refer to the WSFS Constitution (PDF) sections 4.6–4.8 for more details. The Worldcon 75 Site Selection team will send a confirmation email to the contact email address in your bid declaration when we receive your bid information.

NOTE: An online announcement, listing on the Worldcon.org bids page or web site is not sufficient to formally file your bid.