Here’s some news from our friends over in Helsinki, who are hosting the 75th World Science Fiction Convention. This will take place 9-13 August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, and of course everyone is very excited to bring the Worldcon to Finland for the first time ever, during the 100th year of Finnish independence! They’ve also sent us this message about why it’s a good idea to support Worldcon 75 now, and we’ve added a little bit more about why Dublin 2019 also wants you to attend this great event!!!
As you may be aware, one of the benefits of Worldcon and World Science Fiction Society membership* is involvement in the nomination and voting process of the prestigious Hugo Awards.
Members of Worldcon 75 have the right to nominate for the Hugo Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Each year, the Hugos are administered by the current Worldcon. The upcoming Worldcon is MidAmeriCon II, 17-21 August 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Your Worldcon 75 membership only entitles you to nominate for the 2016 Hugo ballot. To vote on the final 2016 Hugo ballot this summer, once nominations are done, you must be a member of MidAmeriCon II.
If you join Worldcon 75 by January 31st, you will still get your membership at the current rate and are eligible to nominate in the 2016 Hugos. And if you become a member or attend Worldcon, you will also be able vote for us by paying the site selection/supporting member fee. We are still unopposed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want you there having a great time and dropping your ballot in the box!
Become a member here.
*for the uninitiated, all paying attendees of Worldcons are called ‘members’.