Press and Media

Press and Media Centre

Welcome to the Press and Media Centre for Dublin 2019, supporting members of the press and creators of online media who are covering the convention. Here you will find downloadable copies of all of our official media releases, and other useful material about Dublin 2019 as it becomes available.

Media Kit for Dublin 2019 Press Conference: Our media packet, issued 15 August 2019,  includes a backgrounder on Worldcon, Dublin 2019 and the Hugo Awards; biographies for the Chair, Guests of Honour, Featured Artists and Special Guests; and photographs.

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Media releases

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  • Media Release #23: Kowal, Adeyemi, Ng, Chambers win Hugo Awards in Dublin
  • Media Release #22: Little Prince, Wonder Woman, Bradbury honoured at Retro Hugos ceremony in Dublin
  • NOTE: Press conference rescheduled for 9 am, Thursday 11 August. See updated Media Release #21: Dublin 2019 publishes full draft programme; press conference on opening day
  • Media Release #20: Dublin 2019 gives details of flight plan with one month to liftoff
  • Media Release #19: NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019
  • Media Release #18: Scientist-Astronaut Candidate Norah Patten joins Dublin 2019
  • Media Release #17: Dublin 2019 Attending Memberships Will Rise on 6 May
  • Media Release #16: Hugo and Retro Hugo Finalists Announced
  • Media Release #15: Comic artist Sana Takeda and playwright Rosaleen McDonagh join Dublin 2019
  • Media Release #14: Dublin 2019 Attending Membership Rates Will Rise on February 18
  • Media Release #13: Hugo Nominations open; Jim Fitzpatrick, Eleanor Wheeler and Sara Felix to design awards
  • Media Release #12: Fantastic Dublin Fund launched to diversify participation in Dublin Worldcon
  • Media Release #11: Afua Richardson joins featured artists at Dublin 2019
  • Media Release #10: Special Hugo Award category announced for 2019
  • Media Release #9: Dublin 2019 to host Irish Science Fiction Film Festival and Golden Blaster Awards
  • Media Release #8: Dublin 2019 Attending Membership Rates Will Rise on September 3
  • Media Release #7: Irish President Michael D. Higgins welcomes Worldcon to Dublin
  • Media Release #6: Dublin takes over as host of next World Science Fiction Convention
  • Media Release #5: Dublin 2019 introduces a new Family Membership Plan
  • Media Release #4: Dublin 2019 introduces new payment plan option to spread the cost of attendance
  • Media Release #3: Dublin 2019 to increase attending membership rates
  • Media Release #2: Dublin 2019 to present the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards
  • Media Release #1: The 77th Annual World Science Fiction will be held in Dublin, Ireland