Geek out!

Last Saturday at Sasquan (Worldcon 73), members voted on their preference for the location of the Worldcon in 2017, and overwhelmingly chose Helsinki!

To say I’m overjoyed is an understatement!

Worldcon 75 Initial Reaction

Worldcon 75 co-chairs Crystal, Jukka and Saija.

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! 😀