Alternative Facilities for Helsinki in 2015 Bid

Do they celebrate April Fool’s Day in Finland? Eemeli Aro made sure they did this year.

The Helsinki in 2015 Worldcon bid wants to host the con in the Helsinki Exhibition and Conference Centre. But what if things don’t work out? The bid has lots of alternatives, shown in three short YouTube videos.

Laakson Ratsastusstadion, an outdoor event center.

“Plan B”, grandma’s apartment.

Helsinki City Transport, using public spaces around the city. (I especially like their idea of forcing Smofs hold the Business Meeting on the snow-covered, stone steps of whatever official building that is).

Says Aro, “Today seemed like a good day to make this public.”

Watch the videos and you’ll know why everyone hopes they’re allowed to use the Exhibition Centre. Jukka Halme and Eemeli Aro explore its nooks and crannies in another series of five YouTube videos posted here.

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