Petition for Chengdu to Drop Lukyanenko

A petition has been launched on site calling on “the Board of Worldcon 2023” to “rescind the status of guest of honour from Sergei Lukyanenko….” Lukyanenko was announced as one of three guests of honor for the 81st World Science Fiction Convention scheduled to be held August 16-20, 2023 in Chengdu, China. The petition objects to Lukyanenko’s support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As of this writing, the digital document has 725 signatures. Twitter account Blaszany Velocyped, linked to the Kołek Niewiary site run by Kurczak, ascribes authorship of the petition to Polish fandom.

The petition follows a number of statements of protest from fans and industry professionals, such as Borys Sydiuk’s “A Note From Kyiv“. For more information, see the petition.

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