Is this a job for Hercule Poirot or Inspector Clouseau? A mysterious someone has created a Paris in 2019 bid page — https://sites.google.com/site/parisin2019/. Who? Is there anything more to the bid than an address on the Internet?
Maybe. Chaz Boston-Baden hasn’t listed it among the hoaxes at Worldcon.org/bids/. Of course, the Boston in 2020 Christmas Worldcon Bid is classified as a real bid, too, so perhaps all that’s required is for a fan to want someone to hold the 2019 Worldcon in Paris.
Update 03/17/2013: Chaz Boston-Baden sent me a copy of the announcement he received — “We wish to inform you that a fledgling bid for Paris to host the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in 2019 has been born. We plan to officially launch the bid next year at Loncon3 in London.” It came from a Parisin2019 Gmail account.