Helsinki to Host 2017 Worldcon
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.