San Jose CA won the bid to host the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in 2018, beating a bid from New Orleans LA by a vote of 675 to 594. The convention will be held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA on August 16-20, 2018. Guests of honor will include Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Spider Robinson. For more information, see the Worldcon 76 website.
San Juan Puerto Rico has won the bid to host the 12th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 2017, beating a bid from Valley Forge PA by a vote of 233 to 182. NASFiC happens whenever a Worldcon occurs outside of North America (as in the case of Worldcon 72, which was held in London, England). The convention will be called NorthAmeriCon ’17, and will be held at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan PR on July 6-9, 2017. Guests of honor will include Daína Chaviano, Tobias S. Buckell, Brother Guy Consolmagno S.J., Javier Grillo-Marxuach, George Pérez, and Paula Smith. For more information, see the NorthAmeriCon ’17 website.