Bid News

By James Bacon Our bid-chair James Bacon had a meeting on the 3rd of May 2012, first with Tom McPherson at the Convention Centre Dublin and then with Donna Brogan and her team at Failte Ireland, it marked a point in the history of the bid. Today marks the fifth anniversary of what could be […]

We have a fantastic surprise for you! Last year, author Jack Fennell contacted us and offered to support the Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid with a brilliant gift. He’s allowed us to publish his bibliography of Irish Science Fiction, which describes hundreds Irish Science Fiction stories and books published from the 1850s to the present day. We’ve […]

by Carol Connolly Our Irish team were on hand to welcome everyone and make sure a grand time was had by all Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish Language festival that runs from 1 – 17 March every year. Community and cultural groups, local authorities, libraries, and schools organise events for […]

St Patrick’s Day Emma England Every year on the 17th March people around the world celebrate St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is credited with popularising Christianity in Ireland in the 5th Century. According to writings attributed to him (including the autobiography Confessio) he was originally called Maewyn, he was British […]

The Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid take access extremely seriously, and we are already working to make sure that if we win the Bid, our convention is as accessible as possible. Earlier this year, we got our access team to tour the CCD with a specific remit to examine the venue. Their report is below: Access […]

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 […]

Hello loyal blog readers! Are you stepping out today with ne’ery a care in the world? Do you look at the birds singing outside and sigh a deep sigh of contentment? Well, forget all that, because it’s time to get apocalyptic with Peadar Ó Guilín, who is not only one of our Bid Team members and […]

Hello everyone! We’re very much enjoying a lot of con-going as the evenings start to draw in and the night becomes dark and full of terrors. Coming up next on our schedule are Eirtakon, Novacon and Gaelcon. We’ll be running tables at all of these, and at Gaelcon we’ll be bringing games! Please drop by […]

“One, two, three, four, five! Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road. All the way to Dublin’, whack-fol-la-de-da” The Dublin 2019 Worldcon Bid is  absolutely delighted to present their first promotional video! The Rocky Road to Dublin is a jaunty Irish folk song about an adventurous young swain who sets his sights on […]

We’re delighted to announce that after appearances at both Eastercon and Norwescon at the beginning of the month, we’ve hit the 600 paid supporters mark! At present we have the following numbers: Pre-Supporting 458 Backer 6 Friend 100 SuperFriend 11 Subscriber 25 Grand Total 600 Our Chair, James Bacon, has written a few words to […]