Ireland has a rich tradition of storytelling. It is a land famous for its ancient myths and legends, great playwrights, award-winning novelists, innovative comics artists, and groundbreaking illustrators. It has a well established science fiction and fantasy fandom, and active gaming scene. Celebrating Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, contemporary creators and future directions at a World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin would be an honour.
Ireland has been the home of many science fiction and fantasy writers. Historically, Bram Stoker, Lord Dunsany, Flann O’Brien and Sinéad de Valera are among our ranks, through to more recent authors such as Eoin Colfer and Kate Thompson. Anne McCaffrey and Harry Harrison have joined those who have made Ireland their home.
Dublin is a superb location for a Worldcon; a wonderful city with easy travel links, a great atmosphere, and a long history of fandom.
We officially launched our bid to host the Worldcon in 2019 at Loncon 3 (Worldcon) and Shamrokon (Eurocon) in 2014. Our proposed dates are Thursday 15th August – Monday 19th August 2019. On this site we would like to welcome you to Ireland, to Dublin, to our facilities and most importantly to our hopes and aspirations for the future – for a Worldcon in Ireland.