If you’re present at Sasquan, please vote. It takes a village to make any Worldcon happen, and it all starts with voting. Vote for your favorite, or if you’re open to suggestions, vote for Helsinki in 2017.
Helsinki is a beautiful, safe city full of English-speaking people, with great connections to Europe, clean and efficient public transit and many attractions. The Finnish fandom is inviting and hardworking, and Finnish SF/F writers (e.g. Itäranta, Rajaniemi, Sinisalo, Krohn) are gaining more and more recognition internationally. And, Finns are just plain fun!
Results will be announced at the beginning of the World Science Fiction Society’s Site Selection Meeting at 10 a.m. PDT on Saturday. I know I will be keeping my fingers crossed and my thumbs up (which is the equivalent of crossing your fingers in Finland) all morning!
Let’s make Helsinki in 2017 happen! Kiitos!
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.