The Science Fiction & Fantasy Conventions Of New Zealand Incorporated (SFFCONZ, Inc.) non-profit society has won the bid to host the 78th World Science Convention at the TSB Bank Arena and Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, New Zealand from July 29 – August 2, 2020, receiving 643 of the 726 votes cast. There were no other registered candidates. George R.R. Martin will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, see the CoNZealand website.
The Utah Fandom Organization has won the bid to host the 13th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) at the Davis Conference Center in Layton UT from July 4-7, 2019, receiving 171 of the 192 votes cast. There were no other registered candidates. NASFiC happens whenever a Worldcon is held outside of North America (as in the case of Worldcon 77, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland). NASFiC 2019 will be held in conjunction with Westercon 72. For more information, see the Utah for 2019 website.
Voting for both sites was open to members of Worldcon 76 who paid voting fees.
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