Worldcon News

Eastercon is taking place at Heathrow this weekend, and one of the major announcements that has been made is that the 2024 bid for a UK Worldcon has selected a venue. The host city will once again be Glasgow, and the site will the familiar SECC, though it is now known as the Scottish Event Campus.

Mike Glyer has a brief report on File 770, and the official bid site can be found here. The bid is currently unopposed, but you never know what might turn up between now and 2022. Presupports will go on sale in Dublin.

As far as I know, there is no intention to revive the White Star Federated Spacelines and Starship Armadillo that Kevin and I created for the 2005 Worldcon. I don’t even know if the Armadillo is part of the facilities plans. But here’s a brief reminder of the Armadillo in flight:

It is also worth noting that by 2024 Scotland may be an independent country within the EU. Or there could be English tanks in Glasgow. In the current state of UK politics, anything is possible. If Scotland is still part of the UK at that time it could be very difficult for non-white-Anglo people to attend.

Meanwhile Jukka Halme, who is at Eastercon, tweeted this:

Knowing Jukka, this could just be him tossing a large rock into the fannish lake and watching the ripples, but if it is serious I’m very interested.

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6 Responses to Worldcon News

  1. jukkahoo says:

    One might add to the proposed “Berlin in 2026” tweet a hashtag #drunktweet. But in my defense, there was A German present and she wasn’t against the idea, quite the opposite.

  2. Errol Cavit says:

    How do you think CoNZealand2020 started?

    • Cheryl says:

      A bunch of Californians, including Dave Gallaher and myself, doing a panel on Worldcons at an NZ NatCon in 2010. We know it is our fault. We’ve been trying to help.

  3. Tero says:

    I think Jukka can expect a lot of twenties thrown his way in the next couple of years for starting this.

  4. Some hidden hand at Eastercon tore down various notices and posters belonging to others and put them up again back to front with “Berlin in 2026” scrawled in red spirit-pen on the blank sides. Annoyance was caused. I got the impression that this was an impromptu (otherwise why no proper flyers?) bid — or suggestion that there should be a bid — for Eurocon.

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