To say I’m overjoyed is an understatement!
Tero Ykspetäjä, writing in his blog Partial Recall, puts it nicely:
“Worldcon is a wonderful event that always brings hundreds of authors and thousands of other sf fen together, and I’m glad many new people get to experience it in a couple of years. And when the opportunity rises (as it will), participate—Worldcon is a group effort. It’s not a trade show to sell stuff to consumers, it’s what we all together make it to be. Worldcon is a convention for sf fen, organized and paid for by its members, so don’t miss this opportunity to take part in something unique!”
I already tweeted my personal thanks to Crystal Huff, who coordinated the Helsinki in 2017 bid effort here in the States, but I’m going to say it here, too: Thank you, Crystal. Your efforts were instrumental in the success of the bid. Suurkiitos! And best of luck to you, Jukka and Saija on co-chairing Worldcon 75!
P.S. Did I say I’m OVERJOYED! 😀