Chengdu, China’s bid to host the 2023 Worldcon was successful, with 2,006 votes received in favor out of 2,915 valid votes. The opposing bid for Winnipeg, Canada received 807 votes. Other votes included seven for the withdrawn Memphis TN bid, 75 “no preference,” and various write-in choices. There was a discussion during the WSFS Business Meeting and a non-binding resolution passed regarding ballot requirements, which will be covered in our Business Meeting writeup: there were 1,591 ballots from China missing a street address, but otherwise valid. For more details, see the site selection tallies.
The 81st World Science Fiction Convention will be held August 23-29, 2023 in Chengdu, China. Announced guests of honor include Liu Cixin, Sergey Lukianenko, and Robert J. Sawyer. For more, see the Worldcon in China website.
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