Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chicon 7 Announces London as Sole 2014 Site Selection Bidder

Via press release

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, is pleased to announce the start of the process to select the host site for the 72nd Worldcon. The only bid to have formally filed by the deadline of March 2, 2012, is the London in 2014 bid, jointly chaired by Steve Cooper and Mike Scott. The bid proposes to host the Worldcon in London, England, from August 14 to August 18, 2014.

All Adult and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of Chicon 7 are eligible to take part in the site selection process. Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or in person at the convention, up to the close of voting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Chicon 7 is also looking into the option of online voting, which is now permitted for the first time under a constitutional amendment ratified at Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon. All ballots must be accompanied by an Advance Membership (Voting) fee of $40, which will automatically be converted to a Supporting membership in the 72nd Worldcon.

Full information on the site selection process will be published on the Chicon 7 website at over the coming weeks. A printed ballot will also be included in Chicon 7's Progress Report 4, which will be published in mid-April.

In accordance with the requirements of the World Science Fiction Society, the London in 2014 bid team has submitted an official bid filing package. This documentation can also be found on the Chicon 7 website at The official website of the London in 2014 bid can be found at

For further information about the site selection process, write to

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