2015 Worldcon Site Selection Voting Opens

LoneStarCon 3 is now accepting votes for the sites of the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (“NASFiC”).

2015 Worldcon:

  • Helsinki, Finland. The bidders propose to hold the con August 6-10, 2015 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Conference Centre and the Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre. Learn more at www.helsinkiin2015.org.
  • Orlando, Florida. The bidders would hold the con from September 2-6, 2015, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center. Learn more at www.orlandoin2015.org.
  • Spokane, Washington. The bidders want to hold the con from August 19-23, 2015, using the Spokane Convention Center, the Doubletree Spokane, the Red Lion at the Park, and Red Lion River Inn. Learn more at www.spokanein2015.org.

2014 NASFiC

The NASFiC is held in any year when the Worldcon is hosted outside North America, as it will be next year in London. The NASFiC bids are:

  • Detroit, Michigan. The convention would be held from July 17- 20, 2014, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Learn more at detroitin2014.org.   .
  • Phoenix, Arizona. The convention would be held July 30-August 3, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. Learn more at phoenixin2014.org.

For voting details see http://www.lonestarcon3.org/wsfs/wsfs-site.shtml.

The full press release follows the jump.

PRESS RELEASE #16 – LONESTARCON 3 ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 2015 WORLDCON and 2014 NASFIC BALLOT

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention

San Antonio, Texas

August 29 – September 2, 2013

press@LoneStarCon3.org

www.LoneStarCon3.org

Postal queries to: P.O. Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is pleased to announce the opening of the voting process to select the host sites for the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (“NASFiC”).

Three bids have formally filed for the 2015 Worldcon, which will be the 73rd occasion of this convention. In alphabetical order, these are as follows:

– Helsinki in 2015 – a bid for Helsinki, Finland. The convention would be held from August 6 to 10, 2015, with the main facilities being the Helsinki Exhibition and Conference Centre and the Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre. Learn more at www.helsinkiin2015.org.

– Orlando in 2015 – a bid for Orlando, Florida. The convention would be held from September 2 to 6, 2015, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center. Learn more at www.orlandoin2015.org.

– Spokane in 2015 – a bid for Spokane, Washington. The convention would be held from August 19 to 23, 2015, with the main facilities being the Spokane Convention Center, the Doubletree Spokane, the Red Lion at the Park, and Red Lion River Inn. Learn more at www.spokanein2015.org.

Two bids have filed for the 2014 NASFiC. This convention is held in North America in any year when the Worldcon travels outside the continent. A NASFiC will be held in 2014 as the 2014 Worldcon will take place in London, UK. In alphabetical order, the NASFiC bids are as follows:

– Detroit in 2014 – a bid for Detroit, Michigan. The convention would be held from July 17 to 20, 2014, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Learn more at detroitin2014.org.

– Phoenix in 2014 – a bid for Phoenix, Arizona. The convention would be held from July 30 to August 3, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. Learn more at phoenixin2014.org.

HOW TO TAKE PART

All Adult, Military, and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of LoneStarCon 3 are eligible to take part in the site selection process.

Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or in-person at the convention. Postal ballots must be received by Sunday, August 18, 2013. Voting at the convention will continue until 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013. All ballots must be accompanied by an Advance Membership (Voting) fee, set at $40 for the Worldcon election, and at $35 for the NASFiC election. In each case, the fee will automatically be converted to a Supporting Membership in the winning convention.

Members submitting postal ballots may pay their voting fee by US check, US money order, or credit card. Checks and money orders should be mailed to the Site Selection Administrator along with the ballot. Credit card payments must be made via the LoneStarCon 3 web site. Upon payment of the voting fee, members will be issued with a unique voting token reference, which must be written onto the ballot as evidence of payment.

Further information on the site selection process may be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at www.LoneStarCon3.org/wsfs/wsfs-site.shtml. Ballot forms may be downloaded from the website in PDF format for printing, and will also be included in Progress Report 4 which will mail in mid-May to members receiving printed publications.

For more information about the site selection process, please write to siteselection@LoneStarCon3.org.

ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)(3) organization. For information about memberships or hotel accommodation, please visit our website at www.LoneStarCon3.org. Please send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to press@LoneStarCon3.org, and send general queries to info@LoneStarCon3.org.

“World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.