Helsinki to Host 2017 World­con

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The Helsinki In 2017 camp have won the bid to host the 75th World Science Fic­tion Con­ven­tion in Fin­land, fol­low­ing a public vote by mem­bers of Sasquan, the 73rd World­con this Au­gust. World­con 75 will be held at the Mes­sukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Au­gust 9th-13th, 2017. The bid fought off ri­vals from Washington DC, Mon­tréal and Ja­pan. De­spite the name, World­con is usu­ally held in the USA as the ma­jor­ity of the at­ten­dees are Amer­i­can. It’s worth not­ing that those at­tend­ing Helsinki 2017 will get to vote on where the 2019 World­con will be held. Cur­rently, the only city or­gan­is­ing a bid for 2019 is Dublin, Ire­land. Could this be the start of a truly in­ter­na­tional World­con? Time will tell.


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