Worldcon 76 will conduct the elections to select the site of the 2020 Worldcon and the 2019 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). To vote in either of these elections, you must be an attending or supporting member of Worldcon 76. At the time you vote, you will pay an addition amount called the Advance Supporting Membership fee, which is a supporting membership in the Worldcon or NASFiC, regardless of which site wins the election. We will post more information here about how the election works in 2018.
Call for Bids
Groups bidding to host either the 2020 Worldcon or 2019 NASFiC must supply the following information required by section 4.6 of the WSFS Constitution:
- Statement of Intent to Bid: This is a cover letter giving your group’s name and formally announcing that you are bidding.
- Adequate evidence of an agreement with your proposed site’s facilities, such as a conditional contract or a letter of agreement: This document allows people to see what facilities you are promising.
- The rules under which your Worldcon Committee will operate, including a specification of the term of office of your chief executive officer or officers and the conditions and procedures for the selection and replacement of such officer or officers. A copy of your organization’s bylaws/constitution usually meets this requirement, as long as there is some way of showing how your organization chooses the leader (usually called the Chair) and how that leader can be replaced.
You can also include other documents with your filing, such as a copy of your Articles of Incorporation (if your bid is from a corporate entity), tax-exemption/charitable certification declaration from the relevant authority (in the USA, that would be a “501(c)(3) determination letter”), or any other documents you want to include. Everything you file with us will be posted on our web site.
To file a bid, send the documents above either:
- By postal mail to Worldcon 76: Attn: Site Selection, PO Box 61363, Sunnvale CA 94088-1363 USA.
To appear on the site selection ballot, we must receive your filing on or before February 17, 2018.