A committee led by Terry Fong has been formed to bring the 85th Worldcon to Montréal, Québec, Canada in 2027. Here is today’s press release:
The 67th Worldcon in 2009 in Montréal was the last Canadian Worldcon and Montrealers will be happy to see it return. We are bidding to bring the convention to the Palais des Congrès from September 2-6, 2027.
The bid is led by Terry Fong, a Montréal native and a veteran of several Worldcon organizing committees. The bid proposes to use the Palais des Congrès, the same venue that hosted the successful 67th Worldcon in 2009 as the main convention site.
Montréal is the largest city in Québec and the second-largest in Canada, with a population of over four million people. It is a bilingual and multicultural city, with French and English as the official languages, and a rich history and culture that reflects its diverse origins. Montréal is known for its festivals, arts, cuisine, nightlife, and attractions, such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Mont-Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, and the Montréal Botanical Garden. Montréal is also a hub for science fiction and fantasy, with several authors, publishers, conventions, and fan groups based in the city.
The vote for the 2027 Worldcon will be held at the 2025 Worldcon, in Seattle, WA, USA, which will be held from August 13-17, 2025.
The Montréal 2027 bid committee invites all interested parties to visit our website, follow us on social media, and support our bid. The bid committee will also be present at various conventions and events to promote the bid and answer questions.
The bid will be at its first event at Boskone 61 in Boston, MA, USA, from February 9-11, 2024.
There is one other announced bid for 2027 — WorldCon 2027 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
[Based on a press release.]