Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc. (MCFI) will not bid for the 2021 Worldcon the group announced today.
After researching our options, both in Boston and elsewhere in New England, MCFI (Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc.) was not able to find affordable, workable space for 2021. Reluctantly, MCFI has decided not to bid for the 2021 Worldcon.
-Rick Kovalcik, President MCFI
That leaves Dallas/Fort Worth in 2021 uncontested for the time being. The DFW bid is from the group that puts on the annual Fencon.
Update: I subsequently learned that Tim Miller announced at last year’s Worldcon the Dallas/Forth Worth in 2021 bid had ended because of the death of one of its contributors and the entrance of Boston into the race at that time.
Rick Kovalcik, President of Massachusetts Convention Fandom Inc., told attendees at last weekend’s Smofcon that the group is considering bidding for the right to host WorldCon 79 in Boston in 2021.
If they bid, they will be competing with the already announced Dallas/Ft. Worth Worldcon bid. Tim Miller made their presentation at Smofcon:
Here is a video playlist of all the Fannish Inquisition presentations at Smofcon 33 recorded by Lisa Hayes.
Seen on camera are representatives of Sasquan, MidAmericon II, Worldcon 75 (Helsinki), future Smofcon bids, the Puerto Rico in 2017 NASFiC bid, and Worldcon bids for New Orleans in 2018, San Jose in 2018, Dublin in 2019, San Marino in 2019, New Zealand in 2020, Boston in (Christmas) 2020, and years beyond.
Massachusetts Convention Fandom Inc. has voted to support a bid for a Smofcon in Boston in 2017 with Jim Mann as the chair. Details will be presented at Smofcon 33 in Fort Worth in December.