New Bid for Eurocon

Barcelona is bidding for the 2016 Eurocon.

I learned from the Barcelona in 2016 website —

Spanish SFF fans proudly call themselves Freaks—spelled Friquis, or Frikis. There’s even an area of Barcelona dedicated to fandom called The Friqui Triangle.

The Eurocon would be held together with the Spanish national convention, Hispacon. The 2016 edition has been dubbed BCon (for Barcelona Con) According to the website:

Most English speakers will pronounce this Beacon, as in lighthouse. Spanish speakers will tend to pronounce it bacon, as in breakfast or on pizzas.

The 2016 Eurocon site will be voted on at Shamrokon in Dublin this August.