Chengdu Worldcon Progress Report #2 is available as a free download at the link.
The sixty-five page color publication begins with an outline of convention activities. An Opening Ceremony will be held October 18. The multi-day Business Meeting starts on the second day of the convention, October 19. There is a general statement that Site Selection for the 2025 Worldcon will be held but no specific details.
Air and ground transportation is covered. Available hotels are listed, along with some basic booking advice.
The Progress Report contains a multi-page guide about applying for a visa – which advises “Before applying for a visa, please contact the email [email protected] to get an invitation letter, then print 3 copies as it’s needed by customs.”
There are a lot of beautiful pictures of food, and the PR concludes with a large section on tourist attractions.
The convention starts three months from tomorrow, so the beginning of the chairmen’s message “We are now less than half a year away from the Chengdu Worldcon…” resonates with the first time a Foundation leader realizes one of Hari Seldon’s messages is out of synch with what’s happening. They say there will be a Progress Report #3.