They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
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WorldCons 2015, 2016, 2017...

As Loncon 3, the 2014 WorldCon in London, continues this weekend, word I've heard is that it is a big success. And, around noon EDT, I learned via...

Congratulations to Kansas City for picking up the 74th World Science Fiction Convention.

Dubbed MidAmeriCon II, it will be held in Kansas City, MO on August 17-21, 2016



So, the schedule is set for the next two years:

2015: Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, Spokane, Washington, Wednesday 19 August 2015 - Sunday 23 August 2015.

2016: MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday 17 August 2016 - Sunday 21 August 2016.

Both of those are North American/United States venues. I've previously expressed support for Helsinki in 2017, Wednesday 9 August to Sunday 13 August 2017, voted at Spokane next summer.

There is a minor hitch, though. Summer of 2017 includes a North American total solar eclipse on Monday 21 August 2017. That would be one week after Helsinki -- there is talk of a 2017 Solar Eclipse WorldCon bid. Hell, I even brought up the topic the other year. I've never seen a total solar eclipse. The best I've had was a 96% annular total eclipse in 1994. But I want to go back to Helsinki! How's a mother to choose?

My theory: Given weather, give Helsinki the win and then scramble the next week to fight a viewing site based on forecasts, not two year old schedules. Everybody wins!

Dr. Phil
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